Friday, August 19, 2011

paint party friday

It's Paint Party Friday, again and I've managed to do a good bit of painting this week.  I finished my apple painting.




I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

I also finished my tomato painting.




The red tomato lost some of the lovely color blending as it dried.  I tried to add more with additional layers of paint, but it wasn't the same.  I guess I need to experiment more with it.  In any case, I'm really happy with how this one turned out, too.  The bowl, which I was kind of worried about, ended up looking pretty good (to my eyes at least!).  I had to go back to look at the photo of the first tomato painting I did back in November when I started with watercolors just to compare (I gave it away, so I had to rely on a photograph).




I really have improved since then.

And I can't help but share the little watercolor I did as part of my postcard for the swap.





I keep meaning to do more word paintings, but I never get around to it.  Having a reason and a deadline helped.  I like how it turned out.

I also worked a bit this morning on my abstract and it doesn't look so much like a flag anymore.




I've been thinking about adding some collaged elements to it, but I'm going to let it sit for a while and see what comes to me.  I like taking time with my acrylic paintings.

And finally, I did a bit of a different kind of painting.






Enjoy your weekend.  And stop by to join the party if you get a chance!

34 comments:

  1. Very good, my favorite is definitely the abstract. Greetings.

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  2. Hi, you've been a busy bee... love your watercolours and the postcard is gorgeous. I really like your blue pigs too...mad :)

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  3. Those pigs are adorable and I love their new color!! Love the direction you are going with the abstract!

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  4. Love it all! So much progress in your watercolors...its nice that you can look back and see the difference.

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  5. Wow...you've been busy! Love the way your watercolors turned out...soft and subtle, but still very colorful! And the piggies are positively perfect in blue! :) POP ART MINIS

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  6. Your watercolors are beautiful, and l like the pig experiements too.

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  7. Hi Anne - thanks for the input onto my blog! It was wonderful to see your first tomatoes compared to your latest tomatoes. WOW what an improvement in 9 short months. Well done.

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  8. Gorgeous Anne....you are so fab at watercolor..so beautiful ..and they look so real..i love that!! Very inspiring...you are awesome!!
    and oh my lovely creastures..love the color spray!! Fantastic!!
    Happy wkd!
    victoria

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  9. Happy PPF. Loving your watercolours and the apples are fabulous. Blue Pigs........brilliant. Annette x

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  10. wow, those are beautiful apples ,, your work is very good,

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  11. Great watercolors and I'm loving those flying pigs. :)

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  12. really love your watercolors and your pigs are great!

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  13. Wow, your apples are terrific and so are the tomatoes. I can see a big difference in the two tomato paintings. Beautiful work.

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  14. Great post Anne! I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to, and your lovely watercolors. I like the abstract very much, especially the colors. Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by to visit me for PPF. :-)

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  15. Heehee..love that you painted your flying pigs blue :)So great to see your progress when sharing your previous tomato painting. Lovely lovely watercolours and beautiful painted words. Such a lovely sentiment...makes me think of those meadow walks you have shared and the splendour in your photos :)
    Have a fab weekend Anne!
    xx

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  16. lovely assortment of work this week! It was a treat to visit.

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  17. Your watercolour painting is really coming on Anne. The colour of the green container works so well in the tomato painting and I like the contrast in the shades of tomatoes.

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  18. Indeed ~ great variety of creativity ~ do what gives you joy ~ I have not found my authentic style yet ~ love it! thanks ~ namaste, Carol ~ Happy PPF

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  19. Hi Anne, you have come a long way just since November. That angle is hard to paint I think and you did a great job on the newer one, not that the older one isn't good, you're just better now :)

    I like the way you've spaced the apples, they look good too. Abstract is getting interesting :) everything is good!

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  20. I LOVE your tomatoes and the flying pigs are fabulous!

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  21. I think your veggies are great. The little pigs looks ready to go. Nice job. Have a wonderful weekend Anne. Take care.

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  22. These are all great! I love the flying piggies - there is a restaurant called that that I frequently have dinner at to catch up with a friend. Fun pieces all!

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  23. Yes, your watercolors have improved, I really really love them. I like how you kept it simple so the watercolor itself really shines! and the piggies are too cool!!!!
    -Andrea

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  24. Dearest sweet anne, i am LOVING your gorgeous watercolor paintings!! They are so beautiful. :) I also love what you did with your flying piggies...they look so much happier now with that gorgeous bright color. Have alovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

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  25. Wow Anne - I loooove your tomato painting... it is absolutely wonderful! (So fun to be able to look back at your 1st tomato painting too)

    I adore your blue pigs... very, very cool!

    xo
    Kristin

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  26. Wonderful colour blending on your watercolours.
    The pigs are so veryt cute!

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  27. You really are getting better and better all the time. Its wonderful to watch. And those blue pigs are the bomb!

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  28. Isn't it great to be able to look back and see how you have progressed? Love the new tomatoes, especially the bowl, and the pigs are super cute.

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  29. Wow what a busy little bee! Everything is fantastic! I love the blue pigs!!!! Deb

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  30. I've been trying to learn to sketch and watercolor like this. Thanks for posting the picture of your earlier work - it shows how much you've learned in a short time and it's very inspiring. And I LOVE your abstract - those drips, and the way the colors are blending in them. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  31. Your watercolors are beautiful!!! You really have a good touch! And I love Pigs!!! Especially blue pigs!!

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  32. My favorite this week is the TOMATO PAINTING. HAPPY PPF!

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  33. Thanks to all of you for all the wonderful comments. I haven't been getting to everyone's blogs recently because I've been traveling, but I hope to have time to visit again soon.

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  34. I love tomatoes! your watercolors are pretty!
    I am sorry to visit so late, it's hectic here with summer and all! good to visit with you! xo

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