Friday, 5 April 2013

Paint Party Friday






This week I have been concentrating on getting my illustration web site ready for uploading, I hope to have it done by next week, but knowing me it will probably be the week after.  The creative work is done, but I have to sort the codes and get the code verified etc. etc. Boring, so I tend to find other things to do!  But, I have taken myself in hand, as hopefully it will become my bread and butter.

The upshot is that I have only spent a little bit of time painting, and my portrait is far from finished.  To keep my spirits up (painting mode that is) I have done a couple of watercolours.  The one above is the window sill next to my computer desk.  I love the blue bottle the colours fascinate me when the sun catches it.
The gouache below is of Lucy my big ‘Fat Mama’ cat!  She is very much an indoor cat, huge and lazy.  However, if there is a smell of a mouse she is like a young gazelle and can move at the speed of light!  Her favourite position is on a window sill surveying the world.

The next is a gouache I did during 29 Faces; I just love that poem by Coleridge and often use it to encourage me to think anything is possible.  What would you do if you had that dream and woke up with a flower clenched in your hand…..?



Happy Paint Party Friday everyone.

38 comments:

  1. Your paintings look great. I really love your blues, violets and greens in that first one. Lovely!!

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  2. wow, i love your distinctive style! since i have a cat, your cat painting is my favorite!
    happy Easter, happy PPF and thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  3. Oh wow Sahron - simply gorgeous this all!
    Happy PPF!

    Happy weekend my dear friend so far away!
    xxx
    Susi
    from
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  4. sorry I wanted to write Sharon...

    here is soo cold and so much snow.. my fingers ar stiff..lol!

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  5. Fantastic paintings Sharon. The first is special though. Just love all those rich tones of blues, greens and purples. The textures are quite something too.

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  6. Loving all your gorgeous water colour paintings Sharon, especially the first one, such fab colours. Enjoy the weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Wow, what a broad range of pieces. Irises, so lovely, sweet kitty and your painted face, marvelous. Happy PPF. xox

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  8. I can tell you love the blue bottle, you did a beautiful job with it. The colors are so rich and reflective! This post is a pleasure to view. Nice work!

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  9. love your work today Sharon, love that blue in the bottle.

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  10. Beautiful paintings, love your sweet cat! Love the strong colours, I'm always having difficulties getting strong and vibrant colours with watercolours once they're dry.

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    1. I get the strong colours by adding layer after layer, but they have to be bone dry between each one.

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  11. Love all of these! I would be doing just about anything to get out of doing code also lol. Good luck with your new site!

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  12. Your paintings are beautiful like ever. The blue Color at the first is amazing!
    Happy PPF and hugs
    Erika

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  13. Your paintings are fantastic. I love the technique you have which is especially clear in the cat. the colours in the windowsill painting are beautiful!

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  14. Sharon, love the kitty pic! Reminds me so much of our beloved Teddy who we lost a short while ago. He was 19.

    And your question about the flower brought back memories of a dream I had after my dad passed...

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  15. Your art is very good, such as sharp colors and how to get the images to cortitas strokes, I like. Saludos

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  16. wonderful work, I especially like the window sill with those wonderful, luminous colours! Valerie

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  17. okay----

    love them all but your windowsill one is absolutely breathtaking--

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  18. These are so great! The windowsill has lovely rich colors, reflections and textures and the brush work on the kitty portrait is awesome! The face is so wonderfully alight and gentle!

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  19. oh I love these works! and that Coleridge quote is beautiful...good luck with your web site...and happy PPF!

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  20. What amazing colors! I love them both - but i am kind of a sucker for kitties and your sweet mama cat is just beautiful!!

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  21. Wonderful, the colors are so rich. HPPF!

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  22. Sharon, the African violets and blue bottle are simply exquisite! Of course , I love the cat portrait, too. You are so talented.

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  23. Wow Sharon such gorgeous inspiring works! I am entranced by the vibrancy and richness of your watercolors..pure magical bliss!Lovely purple bloom and deep blue glass vase..wowness! and the cat is so very beautiful and the last one ,such gentleness and beautiful words!Shine on!
    Victoria

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  24. sharon, they are lovely! oh my gosh do i love gouache :)

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  25. your watercolors have such rich color. They look like they glow. I love your brushwork too. It's very different for watercolors. HPPF!

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  26. Wonderfully creative and so expressive art ~ my favorite is your kitty ~ Wow to all ~ ^_^

    thanks for visiting and commenting ^_^

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  27. Your watercolors are BEAUTIFUL, Sharon!Well done!

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  28. Sharon!!!!!!!! That top painting took my breath away literally!!!! I too LOVE the BLUE and could SEE the actal vase/bottle. Oh My!
    Eye candy for sure.

    And the kitty! Meow! Meow! Meow! So soft and sweet, those eyes! Such great work.

    The poem is sweet and the woman behind it lovely. You outdid yourself today!

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  29. I love that quote as well and your watercolors are AMAZING! Congrats on your new site!

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  30. What lovely watercolors - the first one has a terrific abstract quality that I just love. They are all beautiful. That is a great quote by Coleridge. HPPF

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  31. love the colours especially the blue of the bottle

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  32. what really beautiful paintings!! I love each one for a different reason. The quote you added to the last one is really beautiful.

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  33. I adore the first one- is it gouache too> What amazing colours. Happy PPF friend.

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  34. sharon i love your blue vase catching the light.. really exquisite. the cat portrait is oozing with cuteness!

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  35. Wowowowow. I love your art!!!
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  36. Lovely work. I love how you captured the eyes of your cat. its looking right at us and begging for attention. HPPF

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    1. Yes that is Lucy, sometimes she just sits there with that look and your heart melts so you have to stroke her and cuddle her!

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