Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Watercolor Wednesday #4

I have a few new projects to share.
I didn't paint much for a week or so.
I've been sick again.  I really am thinking I need to work on my immune system.  This time it went to my chest and I saw the Dr.  Several meds later I'm better but still not well.  I've been resting, sleeping, reading and watching TV.  Trying not to do much of anything and give my body a chance to heal.  
A class on wreaths with flowers
I did two and like them fairly well.
Then I decided to add 'Choose Joy' to the center of this wreath.  Disaster! 
So I kept adding and adding until I ended up with this mess!
So less is more and I also find I'm not good with painting words.  Still I learned from it and that is the whole point in it!
I shared these pages from my workbook last time.  I decided to just keep playing with the page on the left and this is how it turned out.  I used a cheap $4 set of pan paints from Michael's as the teacher did.  So you can use inexpensive paints to start and get fair results.
It really was a lot of fun!  I'm feeling more confident in my color mixing.  I'm trying to loosen up and just have fun.  Where I made muddy flowers I added some ink pen to it and saved it I think.
Another class on loose painting with a large round #12 brush.
This was good for me. I find that I like smaller brushes because I have better control but the large brushes can make such pretty blends.  So trying to push myself out of my comfort zone.
More large brush work trying to make Roses at the top from a tutorial.  I think it's a fail.  Then I just played with colors.
Trying some new techniques using different brushes.
More color and this feel like a success to me.  Not complete but a good practice piece.

So that's the watercolor fun from the last couple of weeks.  

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

17 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You are getting much looser in your brush strokes - the pink flowers just above the text "I shared these..." were my favorites of your brush work. The blue and pinkish flowers on stems were very pleasing too. Please rest and get better. Hugs.
Joy

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Good for you..even if it gets muddy at times it's the journey, not the smoosh on your boots :D

Chatty Crone said...

I love the blue wreathe and the blue flowers - guess you can tell I am into blue now. Linda I am worried about you. You are getting it from the kids I'm sure - but still. I would think about immunity. Love, sandie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These would be my favorite to paint and to enjoy! I counted...and I like painting #6 with all of the flower blooms. You did great on these Sis! And I sure hope you feel all well soon. This cold and cough just hangs on. I felt better yesterday and then today had the worst coughing spell I've had. Shish! Take care of yourself! Hugs, Diane

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love your watercolors! I think you are very good. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Hoping that you will be better soon.
deb

Susan said...

Lovely flowers in watercolor. I really think this is a perfect medium for you, Linda. I cherish them! Susan

Marigene said...

Pretty wreaths...nice colors you chose.
Hope you can get your health issues under control...it seems like you about get over being sick and it comes right back.
Have a nice, peaceful week, Linda.

Cheri said...

Linda, You are really doing good with your watercolors. I think flowers are your thing and you did very well with the larger brushes. You are not giving yourself enough credit. I hope you start feeling better so we can get together.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi there Linda! Oh wow I love your water color paintings. They look so beautiful and I hope you are having fun with this. I do hope you get well and feel better soon.
Julie

Jeanie said...

I especially love the roses. There is a graceful and romantic feel to them. You definitely are mastering flowers. The tall lavender ones are very nice too.

I do hope you feel better soon. No fun to feel terrible. But I'm glad you got some painting time in!

Rose L said...

You are doing quite well! Lovely practice pieces!

Susan said...

Love to see you progress and I hope you're feeling better, finally, XOXO

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You are doing great Linda! They say watercolor painting is the more difficult to learn.
Keep up the good work and having creative fun! :)

Stacey said...

Your paintings are super pretty, Linda. Where are you taking these fun classes? I would love to do something like that from time to time.

Stephanie said...

Oh Linda, what beautiful talent you have! The paintings are truly stunning. I would love to paint like this, but I must confess that I have no artisitic ability {{smiles}}

Hugs to you!

Suzan - said...

YOur paintings are amazing Linda!!

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