Friday, 3 May 2013

Paint Party Friday



This week has been a watercolour week with a bit of digital art thrown in.


Our autumn has been crazy, maybe because of the drought which broke last week, bushes are flowering that should not flower until spring!  There are camellias, magnolias, daphne and even blossom on the fruit trees.  Of course I had to pick the daphne as it has an amazing scent.  In this picture I used gouache as I wanted to use white to give that translucent waxy feel the flowers have. 
   

This painting is a watercolour abstract; I did after a painting I did earlier in the week.  I tend to mix up too much paint as it can be difficult to get the same tone if you have to mix up some more during the painting.  As a result I have lots of abstract watercolours, which often turn into pages for my journal.

In my digital work I have been carrying on with my theme of behind the lace series and it is evolving quite well. I am quite pleased with the one below, this beauty I found on the web and I used brushes from http://www.annikavonholdt.com/brushes/ as well as a photo of an old window with overgrown scrub outside.  I think it gives as feeling of times long gone.  For my ladies I have decided to use a mix of images from free copy right sites and my family and I am going to experiment with drawings or paintings of the ladies concerned.


I won’t be posting for the next few weeks, as I am having surgery on my shoulder next week, but I will visit!  Time to catch up on my reading hopefully!  Perhaps, I will do some drawing with my left hand!

Have a happy Paint Party Friday

35 comments:

  1. Your flower watercolour is simply beautiful - I love the effect you created with the light and shade. Your ladies and lace digital piece is great - these will look wonderful together when you have completed them all.

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  2. oh, and I meant to say, good luck with the surgery on your shoulder - I hope it fixes it so you can get back to painting the bigger pictures that you liked to do.

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  3. Beautiful artwork as always!! You will be missed, will say a little prayer for your quick healing!!

    Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Beautiful artwork, and I love the watercolour abstract. I use all my blot & smear pages in my journal or as backgrounds, too! Valerie

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  5. Hope the surgery goes well, Sharon. You could enter your left-hand art for Art Journal Journey this month - their theme is 'Challenge Yourself' :)

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  6. Your art work is such a treat for the eyes Sharon, I've loved visiting you here. Those flowers are so beautiful!

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  7. Best wishes for your operation, I hope all goes well for you! xx

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  8. Your work as always is beautiful Sharon. Wishing you well for the operation, will be thinking of you. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

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  9. Good luck with your surgery Sharon. Sending good wishes your way.

    I love, love, love your flower painting. The colors are so beautiful. I just want to take the flower off of the page and bring it into my living room. You used many of my favorite colors this week.

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  10. Lovely pieces this week! Good luck with your surgery!

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  11. Beautiful work. I love the depth and colour in your flower painting, the shapes in your abstract and the layers in your digital art. I love them all!

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  12. Your flowers are beautiful, but that watercolour abstract is really amazing. Love it! Hope all goes well with the surgery, and that you'll recover real soon!

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  13. Wonderful paintings and the photo-art especially! Good luck with the surgery! And let's see some left hand drawings, they tend to be very expressive!

    Happy PPF

    Ilona :-)

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  14. Love all your artwork, especially the watercolor flowers. You capture the light so well and your petals always feel light and delicate. Good luck with the surgery, best wishes for speedy healing! :)

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  15. You paint flowers so beautifully, very light and transparent.

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  16. really lovely art projects-your watercolour of the daphne is fantastic!!

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  17. Beautiful watercolor, the colors are gorgeous. HPPF!

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  18. Lovely work. I hope your surgery goes well and you are back to normal soon. HPPF

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  19. love your paintings this week! I will pray for you during your surgery and recovery. Happy PPF!

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  20. That Daphne painting is stunning... and I can almost smell it... love their perfume... I love seeing your watercolours... so lush...xx

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful watercolor! Hope your surgery goes well.

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  22. Love, love, love your watercolor floral! Beautiful!

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  23. The watercolor is exquisite! Love how you create these! The abstract has wonderful colors and textures and the digital piece is dreamy, feminine and luminous. <3

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  24. Your first picture is amazing I love it, looks in three dimensions, and the digital image is lovely, has an air of fantasy and past. Saludos

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  25. oooh gorjuss, just gorjuss. Happy PPF and have a great weekend.

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  26. Beautiful flowers in that first painting! Happy PPF a day late! LOL

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  27. your watercolor effects are really creative. The journal spread is just wonderful-- love how you blend the elements together. Wishing you speedy recovery after the surgery sharon! Take care!

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  28. Your water color paintings are amazing. I really like both of them
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  29. WOW! You nailed it. Great work, I especially love those colors! Thanks for sharing your work. Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  30. Dear Sharon, beautiful watercolours. They are gorgeous!!!!! Good luck with your surgery. Love and blessings to you.

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  31. That painting is just wonderful - and such economy - creating beautiful backgrounds for journal pages with your leftover paint. I do not do well with digital creations - which makes me appreciate your lovely piece even more. HPPF

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  32. fall in love with your watercolors :D

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  33. Looove your watercolor flowers and such an amazing lightening in it! Take care...my healing thoughts are with you...I know how it is to not have the right arm in full strength ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  34. Hi Sharon!

    I was on the lookout for your post, when I remembered that you were having your surgery! Is it done already? Hope it went well!!!

    Send you some kind thoughts from the springtime in Germany :-)

    Ilona

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  35. Hey Sharon just stopped in to tell you I miss you this week! I remembered you had surgery and wanted to wish you well. Hope you are healing and can at least click on this to read that you are loved!! Praying for your quick recovery!

    Big hugs Giggles

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