Friday, January 27, 2012

more painting... party, party, party

I did have other posts planned for this week, but it seems that it's already Friday.  I have been painting so I'll join the party again. It hasn't been a party of a week and despite my Joy listing, Joy has been elusive. The wonderful thing is that I have been on a roll with my watercolors and that they are bringing me lots of Joy. Even those annoying pomegranates.




Yeah, I'm not sure why I keep working on them, but I do. Convinced that just a little bit more paint (and gentle lifting of paint) will take my experiment out of the "failure" category. Not that anything is ever really a failure. It's all learning.




What's exciting me more is the new painting I started this week.




I love the deep maroon of the leaves of my Thanksgiving cactus. Even out of flower it is beautiful. A good subject for a painting, I figured.




It's been fun and I'm loving how it's turning out so far.

Finally, there are my narcissus bulbs. Still working on that painting leaf by leaf and petal by petal.








So far so good.  Taking things slowly really helps I think.

(I even managed this little bit of painting, too!)




All in all, not too bad for a dismal week.




How about you?  How has your week been? 

23 comments:

  1. Your work is beautiful. I enjoy looking at each piece and watching the progress you are making. Watercolors are definitely my favorite.
    My week has been good. The weather has been dreary but I have been painting and enjoying myself.

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  2. I love the jagged edges of the cactus and the movement you seem to have captured in the plant. The painted toenails look good too! I have been feeling a bit fed up this week and hope to snap out of my mood very soon! I hope you have a lovely weekend Anne.

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  3. I love the bulbs!!! They look beautiful!
    I had to tell you, the "captcha" code is looking like in a drop down menu, (at least in firefox!) I almost missed it.

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  4. Especially love the Christmas cactus painting. Mine stays green. Wonder if it is the setting/lighting?

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  5. Your work is beautiful, so soft ad delicate, yet bold and colorful. You must have a lot of patience. The maroon cactus is brilliant. I enjoy stopping by your blog for a peak, the photo at the end of your post is great, its wonderful to see what you use to create your lovely work. Thanks for sharing. Have a fantastic weekend. Xx

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  6. I would venture to say that your artwork is proof that your week was not entirely dismal. Your watercolors are just beautiful, Anne, and well worth celebrating.
    xo

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  7. I love the clean fresh colours you get with watercolours... I revisited acrylics this week and missed the vibrancy of watercolour... I think you have had a great week and love those narcissus... happy ppf

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  8. Your florals are beautiful! I've never heard of a thanksgiving cactus...but the leaves looks similar to my Christmas cactus...is it the same thing? Mine didn't bloom this Christmas though :-(

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  9. Beautiful art work. Happy PPF, x

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  10. Fun creations ~ great art ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  11. Everything is looking great! I especially love your daffodil bulbs and your toes!

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  12. Your pieces are awesome. Your work is always so soft and the lines are great. Wonderful colors, including your toes. tee hee. Take care. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I know I have said this before, but I truly do admire the way you approach painting little bit by little bit, and build your paintings up so delicately. For someone who barges in splattering and splashing, this control is just mystical.

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  14. these are so delightful and cheerful - not dismal at all!

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  15. Beautiful! Love the bulbs and Thanksgiving cactus...fabulous color! Happy PPF :)

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  16. I am brand new to using watercolors and I find it works best doing little bits at a time. Your works are beautiful for sure.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  17. My week has been middling I guess - strange mood swings, though I feel good today!

    I love the delicate nature of your art. It looks like you have a great deal of patience which is something that I really lack!

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  18. Love your narcissus bulbs especially!
    And great to see I'm not the only one who gets excited when I find time to paint my toenails! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  19. I LOVE your thanksgiving cactus! Great shapes.
    You wouldn't believe my week if I told you! And because it's not my stuff to tell, I never say. It's funny how my blog can make life looks so pretty and full of fun and success but the back story is very different :/ Life with a teen in the house is never dull...
    Here's to us both having a better time :)

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  20. I love how you paint flowers and leaves. Gorgeous!

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  21. I've never seen a cactus that color. I remember mine looking like that, but it was green. I loved the flowers that it put out though. Good job on that. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  22. I really love the softness of your art, so pretty. It was fun seeing your work space too!

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  23. Great week of work. Love how your strokes are soft and melt into the paper. Very nice
    Nicole/Beadwright

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