Friday, October 28, 2011

paint party friday -- joining the party again

It's been ages since I took part in Paint Party Friday and before this week, a long time since I got out my paints.  I've been wanting to, but just not getting around to it.  Not finding inspiration and not finding the motivation to break free from my slump.  And then this week I did.  First I worked on a background and then I played with drips.  I started on this large canvas (the largest I've ever painted at 16"x20"):


I'm planning on lots more layers with this one.  So far there are three.  And while I was playing with that I took out a tiny canvas on which I'd already done a background and added some drips and smears.




Funny that this one looks bigger here than the large one when it's only 5"x5".  I think I want to add a bit more before it's done, but I'm letting it sit for now.

Finally, I became inspired to do another watercolor this week, too.  I hadn't really felt inspired to paint anything specific and then I was looking at one of my plants and started imagining painting it.  This morning I did the sketch (more nerve wracking than usual because I hadn't done any for a long time).




Of course I had to choose a complicated plant to paint.




So many overlapping leaves.  I simplified it quite a bit for my painting and plan on slowly layering the color.



So far I started with the lighter undersides of the leaves and the beginnings of the clay pot (I love this pot!).

It feels good to be painting again.

39 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having fun.. I enjoyed looking at what you have done so far!!!

    ~Linda

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  2. Seems to me you are 'spreading your wings' and wanting to soar! Go for it! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ Happy PPF ^_^

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  3. It's nice to see you again Anne. Sorry you've been in a slump and happy that you are working your way out of it. I always love your flowers and plants. Looking good already. Continue to have fun and share some more next week. Take care and have a great weekend.

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  4. good to see you back with your friday painting. life is so full of ebbs and flows...be gentle with yourself, OK?

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  5. Anne,
    I am so happy for you and yet I can identify with your "slump".. regardless.. this is so beautiful..
    I love the drips.. I did some of that too this wk for PPF.
    Keep on keeping on....... ♥ Darlene

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  6. I love paint drips - there is something nice about it.

    Happy Painting Anne, Evelyn

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  7. Great starts to these so far wonderful paintings. Looking forward to seeing more and great to have you back at PPF.

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  8. Beautiful backgrounds. And I love the beginning of your plant in the watercolor picture. (Your dining room is stunningly spotless by the way)

    Thanks for your comment on My Blog

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  9. Hi Anne, It's so great that you're painting again. I always love drips!

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  10. Your backgrounds look really good. And I like the sketch of the plant. That clay pot is gorgeous!

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  11. So great to see you back Anne!!!!! love the new pieces.....and that plant is going to look amazing!!!!!

    Happy PPF and pop by for Sweet Saturdays!!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  12. Delicious blue paint with nice colors and textures, excellent execution.

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  13. Beautiful I love all those drippy layers of color; can't wait to see where you go with this!

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  14. It is lovely to see you painting again. I like you painting with drips. The second painting is very atmospheric. It looks to me like looking up through the seaweed and coral through the ocean to the sky beyond. I see a sun/moon in the sky. I also see the 'seaweed' as silhouettes of people. Do you see anything Anne?

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  15. Yay! Welcome back my creative friend! Beautiful post..that colored background is gorgeous dripping with harmony..beautiful..i love your art and all that you do...fabulous! I Look forward to seeing more!
    Shine on
    Victoria

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  16. You're off to a great start. :) Love the blue color and drips. And it's not fun if it's not challenging so good for you for picking a complicated plant as a model. :))

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  17. Hi Anne, lovely to see you back again! Drips and drops are always wonderful to spark off creativity, enjoy! Valerie

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  18. oooh loving the sneaky peak of the plant pot, a real earthenware feel. And the colours of your painting too...right up my street!:)
    I'm also loving your new header with your twinkle toes and sweet love..made me smile :)
    Thankyou so much for your lovely comment and for joining in the giveaway!...did you recognise the paper doily that I've used on my site?...I never throw anything away! :)xx

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  19. Beautiful. Welcome back to PPF. So glad you have got the inspiration back, I enjoyed reading your post. Happy PPF

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  20. Nice entry, you have a intersante space
    if you like the lyrics full of tenderness, poetry,
    I invite you to my spaces,
    happy weekend.
    a hug.

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  21. I'm glad you are back. The new paintings are looking great, especially the plant. The texture on the pot is wonderful.

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  22. Wonderful that you are painting again!
    I love the clay pot in your painting, too!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. love what you've started here. The colors are lovely! That watercolor is going to be so cool too.

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  24. love the drips and the colors! great white room too!

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  25. Drips are happiness! Looking forward to seeing the layers you add!

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  26. Glad you're back to painting, Anne. I love the painting of your plant!

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  27. Keep fighting and keep painting. Your works are wonderful and so is the photography as well. Be inspired and keep sharing with us! Happy PPF!

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  28. Thanks for stopping by my blog Anne and leaving a beautiful comment.

    Welcome back to PPF, so glad you decided to post again, otherwise I would not have had the opportunity to discover your beautiful work.

    I just subscribed to your blog in a reader so I can get it direct to my ipad via flipboard.

    Happy PPF!

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  29. I wish I could bring my little girl to life but she was finished off to long ago and I find it so hard to let go, I long to find her.

    I love the Giraffe/Strawberry story and long may you have this darling girl to keep you company lovely starts on the canvasses and the plant. I can see why the pot is a fave too ;0) and what a fab white space you have

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  30. Oh I'm soooo in love with your drip paintings!!! The colors are my super fave turquoise tones,mmmmmmm yummy!!! And the plant looks like a terrific start, can't wait to see it finished, its lovely! Deb

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  31. It's so good to see you painting again! Hooray! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your leaves and beautiful clay pot!

    xo
    Kristin

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  32. I love that you are not held back by staying with one thing, but start several different paintings at once. I do that with my dolls sometimes. You just have to. I understand and love the differences in all of them. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  33. Awe, your home is so pretty! I love all that white. And your beautiful layers (in my fav color) are an amazing way to get into painting again - I absolutely love what you've done and am totally impressed with your drawing, xo

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  34. Good to see you painting again. Wow at the size of the big one!

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  35. Such pretty drips! Or maybe we can call them icicles, which sounds more organic and gorgeous.

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