Friday, August 12, 2011

Paint Party Friday -- watercolors

This week I finished my sweet pea painting




and I started a couple more watercolors.  Apples (modeled on some windfalls I picked up):






and tomatoes:






I'll have to finish up the tomato painting soon so I can eat my models.

I still don't feel like I know what I'm doing, and I do get frustrated sometimes, but I keep experimenting.  I'd like to think I'm getting better.  Or will be getting better.  It makes me happy that instead of being deterred by my inabilities, I feel more determined to improve.

Thanks so much to everyone for your support on my Facebook debut and my new enterprises.  It really means a lot to me to have such an encouraging cyber tribe.

36 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh... the sweat pea painting is finished! Love it!

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  2. Love the way the sweet pea painting came out and your apples and tomato are really great. You are getting better every day, your work is great. Don't get frustrated, you are good. Happy PPF!

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  3. I love the composition and simple elegance of the SWEETPEA work! Beautiful. HAPPY PPF!

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  4. The colors in the sweet pea painting are just gorgeous!

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  5. Really like the tomatoes!! Your colors blend together so softy

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  6. your work is beautiful, I love still life.

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  7. Anne, your sweet pea painting turned out beautifully. I thought you were good in the beginning and I was just thinking to my self before I read what you wrote that "wow, she's getting better". So there you go! We see you getting even better!

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  8. Beautiful juicy colours that make me want to go & eat some fruit. Pretty paintings & I'm glad that your confidence in yourself is growing and you're enjoying the process.

    Hugs
    Kat X

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  9. I love how your sweet peas turned out- you really captured that organic feel they have and they re beautiful! And I must agree that you were good to begin with and we see you getting better and better.......so you must be doing something golden;)
    Happy PPF (a day late ;))
    Stephanie

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  10. I like your sweet peas too, and the progression shown in your tomatoes. Each new painting experience builds on the previous! You are doing great. :-) Thanks for stopping by to visit me too. Happy PPF!

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  11. Mmmm, your tomato painting makes me want to run out to the farm market today...clearly the sign of a great painting, huh?

    I love the simplicity of all your work, and how it lets us focus on one beautiful thing.

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  12. Love your work and the pix of the progression. Feeling inspired to pull out my watercolors! POP ART MINIS

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  13. Beautiful watercolours, and loved your mouse story, too! Valerie

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  14. Your paintings look very pure and clear Anne and the sweetpeas look so delicate. Thank you for the kind words on my blog.

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  15. totally wonderful, love it, it's so simple, I tend to overwork my watercolors but this is great!

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  16. You're doing a great job! I love seeing you progress. I wish I had a passion for watercolors. :)

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  17. Oh Anne, what beautiful paintings! Your finished sweetpeas is so wonderful. My dear mother really loved sweetpeas and would have loved this painting too. The WIP are both great too. Can't wait to see the finished pieces.

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  18. Mmmmm they look pretty juicy toms!!

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  19. Your paintings are so lovely Anne, especially love the sweetpeas and look forward to seeing the completed pieces of fruit. Enjoy the weekend and Happy PPF, Annette x

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  20. These are beautiful, Anne! They have a peaceful feel about them, like pausing to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on My Blog

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  21. So pretty. Loved the first stages, they looked like abstract art. Lovely shades.

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  22. I believe that with any art medium, desire is 1st and foremost....which you have in excess! The practice will just hone your skill even more...

    I had to click on the tomato painting....I just loved the way you got that green area on the red tomato to look so real!

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  23. oh lovely lovely watercolours...I especially love the ink bottle and apples....feel like I could reach in and pick them off the paper :)
    I admire anyone who uses watercolours as I find them impossible so keep up the wonderful work :)xx

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  24. Preety sweet pea painting. Your tomatoes look greta, will be wonderful when finished!

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  25. Wow...Anne...you are wonderfully talented...your work is stunning! Your sweet peas are inspiring and love the flow to them..so beautiful...and I also adore the glass vase they are in..that really captures my attention...beautiful!! your apples are magical...and the tomatoes are gorgeous!!YOu have totally captured their natural beauty and it really shines through!! Wonderful post!
    Victoria

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  26. Ah, "Sweetpeas" is beautiful! Love your tomatoes and apples too, great starts!!!Happy "yummy" PPF! Deb

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  27. I always love your watercolors, they are so soft and beautiful. Congratulations on creating a page on Facebook! I did that a few weeks ago and it was a huge step for me.

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  28. Very Pretty! No doubt we all improve with practice...even artists!! You are doing just wonderfully!!

    Hugs Giggles thanks for popping by my blog!!

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  29. Dearest sweet anne, your painting is really very pretty! COngratz on creating a FB page! I liked it! :) Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

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  30. Lovely watercolors! I don't have the willpower to stop and paint the farm stand tomatoes I just bought - I want to gobble them right up! Maybe next time I'll buy enough that I can eat and paint at the same time :)

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  31. Ohhhh I love your sweetpea painting!!! And your others are coming along quite nicely!!! You really have a nice soft touch with your brush. I love it!

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  32. You guys really know how to bolster a beginning painter's ego! I'm sending out huge virtual hugs to everyone. It's so encouraging to have such a great cheering section.

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  33. These are all looking beautiful! You have a wonderfully delicate touch to your watercolours.

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  34. I absolutely love the way you handle your watercolors... they are so, so beautiful... the soft, delicate touch with implied lines - love!

    xo
    Kristin

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