Friday, 2 August 2013

Spring is on its Way!






Hey, I think spring might be on the way.  This morning I saw crocuses, peeping their way up through the weeds.  The plum trees buds are about to burst into flower and of course the daffs and jonquils all have been flowering for a few weeks.  Then I realized it August now, where has the time gone?  I just had to get my gouaches out and do this little gem.  I think I like them better for some flower studies as they have an opacity that you can’t get with watercolours.

This is the only bit of painting I done this week.  Most of it has been taken up with finally, finally getting my illustration website up and running.  I decided last week I had to do something about it and got cracking.  Most of it was done so I went to registrar my domain name and guess what I couldn’t have it, so had to think of new name, and settled on Rainbow Splashes.  Then I had to change my header, logo and so on!!!!  Then I went through the hassle of uploading it.  I had problems and finally emailed my host, it was their mistake, so it was all sorted yesterday, phew!  So now I am online, I do have pages for my painting and journal art so if you would like to go and have a peek here’s the link;
 
Now that the challenges are all over I hope to get some serious painting next week, here’s hoping nothing will interfere.  Got to see the surgeon

about my shoulder, hoping that he will decide all is well, although I have to admit it is giving me a few hassles, probably overdoing it! 

So everybody thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week.

Linking to PaintParty Friday thanks to Eva and Kirstin for hosting, a stellar job.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely painting, enjoy your spring! Valerie

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  2. Your illustration-website looks great. Very professional. Is it on Wordpress? Can't wait to receive your beautiful postcards in my mailbox :-)

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    1. No I did it on Dreamwaver and used a local web host. Just finished the folder for yours this minute, so will get them in the post Monday.

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  3. You know I love your flower paintings, congrats on getting the new website up, it looks fabulous!

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  4. I like the interesting perspective of your painting. Hope everything goes well during your doctor visit and that your shoulder heals. Blessings!

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  5. Ooooo, love the shades of purple in this piece!

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  6. What a lot of work, your new Website is fabulous!! I love it!! Of course these flowers are beautiful too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Your website looks really good - your children's illustrations are wonderful!

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  8. Lovely painting, pretty spring colors! <3

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  9. Awesome page that you have put up there, Sharon! Congratulations!
    Your gouache painting is beuatiful!
    And thank you for your comment on my blog! Anyone in the Facebook group will gladly have you paint on their artwork in a collaboration, I'm 1000% sure! :-) This time they are post card-sized good to handle in the mail also!

    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  10. Very beautiful flowers! I think it is a long way from my home to Yours, because You paint spring flowers and we have last flowers now.
    Happy PPF

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  11. The new site is really great. Its a lot of work to set them up. Well done and the flowers here are really beautiful.

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  12. Oh, Sharon, I adore crocuses, and yours are lovely! I'm so happy for you that you've gotten your illustration site up and running. Technical stuff can be such a pain in the neck! It will be worth the effort. I'm going there to check out your new site now. -Terri

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  13. what an absolutely lovely flower - webwork takes forever I sure know LOL I've been putting off putting up a site for months

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  14. Beautiful flower, Sharon. I think the crocus is such a hardy flower, often coming up through the snow around here. Thanks for the get well wishes. I think I'm fine. I had cataract surgery which went well, though I had strange visual disturbances for about 26 hours. I think it was the anesthesia.

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  15. Gorgeous crocuses! And congrats on the new webpage! Very nice! Nice to see all your artwork there!

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  16. You have been busy, and your flower is beautiful! xo L.

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  17. LOVELY SHARON...SOFT, TRANQUIL, BEAUTIFUL! HEARTFULLY, SAMARA www.shadowsideart.blogspot.ca

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  18. These crocuses are so pretty! Your brush, paint eye, and hand do a fantastic capture!
    I do hope your shoulder is well too!

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  19. A delicate and lovely crocus painting. I did a second take when I read that spring was on its way until I realised that I am on the wrong side of the world. Although it's august, thoughts of winter keep popping into my mind.
    Hope the shoulder improves.

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  20. Wonderful blossom, dear Sharon. We are going with great steps to autumn and in your Country is spring. It´s always a miracle.
    Liebe Grüße
    Erika

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  21. Your flowers remind me of spring and I miss the season already.
    Have a great week.

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  22. Incredible piece!! I can see the sun shining on your sweet blooms ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  23. Your paintings are so bright and cheerful. They have a "life" and excitement about them. Have a good week,and thank you for commenting on my blog last Friday.

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