Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Birthday PPF and the Story of a Painting

Three years ago Eva and Kristin hosted the very first Paint Party Friday. I had just started painting and was eager to take part in the weekly check-ins as a way to motivate me to keep painting. It was a lot of fun and it was inspiring and encouraging to me as a beginning painter. I met some wonderful people and for a while I partied with them most Fridays. It's fun to look back at my posts from those first few parties (herehere and here).

It has been a very long time since I've dropped by, but I felt like I couldn't miss the 3rd birthday party of this wonderful community. Thank you, Eva and Kristin! Thank you, also, to all of the Paint Partiers who have encouraged me along the way!

Now, on to the story of my painting.

There was once a red cyclamen. It was a little sad looking, but it wanted me to paint it. So I did.
































The end.

20 comments:

  1. ........and very pleased it was too:)

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  2. Gorgeous painting Anne, beautiful .Happy PPF to you! and big, big hugs :)

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  3. It has been SO amazing and inspiring to watch your paintings evolve over the years...
    I am so happy you are celebrating with us today, Anne!
    xo
    Kristin

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  4. Your water colour is wonderful, loved watching the porcess, too. Nice to see you around again! Valerie

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  5. Wow, this turned out beautiful. Loved the process.

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  6. Wow..so very beautiful...your art is gorgeous..and your leaves almost remind me of stained glass-mosaic pieces...stunning and magical..
    Happy PPF!!
    Wishing you a beautiful day my friend!!
    V

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  7. Love your beautiful painting and enjoyed seeing the process. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. You have captured the beauty and delicacy of the cyclamen so well. Your work is very precise but at the same time it captures the essentials of nature. Lovely. Happy PPF

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  9. Absolutely stunning! I was mesmerized by the progress. I learn something every time I take the time to really get into what an artist is showing on her/his art blog. Thanks.

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  10. simply beautiful piece, just love it!

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  11. I love to see the process of your painting, especially how you painted the leaves. You created such a beautiful image - that cyclamen can't be sad anymore!

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  12. Like the way it slowly takes shape and turns out to a 3D effect (especially the green leaves)

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  13. So beautiful! So life like!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Beautiful painting! Love to see the progress!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  15. The detail and delicacy of your painting is so inspiring, Anne. You have come so far and developed a style which is truly your own. The gracefulness of your flowers is exquisite!
    Thank you for sharing your process - it looks so meditative!

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  16. A very beautiful painting Anne. Thanks for taking the time to show the multiply steps you took in creating this gorgeous work.
    Annabelle : )

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  17. What a happy little plant it must be now, after being immortalized in your beautiful painting. Lovely work!

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  18. Very pretty! I love the detailed little leaves. :)

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  19. Fabulous to have you celebrating and partying with us, Anne.

    I love your cyclamen!
    xo
    EVA

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