Thursday, August 16, 2007

Watercolor


PROMPT FROM IMT:

This week let’s have some fun with watercolors. Experiment with watercolor paper, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils. Or, for the computer savvy, how about digital watercolor painting? Whatever your previous experience with watercolors, try to challenge yourself in a new way.

I really don't do watercolors, except for perhaps a background wash..or drips of color flowing down pages...So this is a bit of a stretch for me!! With that being said, I think it is because I cannot control the blending of the colors the way I do with acrylic!! OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!! I will have to try to play with this a little more...someone gave me a watercolor for klutz's book...Think I will go and pull that out of hiding!!
So here is my water...watercolor!! TEE-HEE!
Wishing all who enter here a "waterful" and colorful creative day!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

26 comments:

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Pattie, this is lovely, and so cheerful! I almost expect the sun to start blowing bubbles underwater! I know what you mean about that comfort zone -- I like to have more control than I can get with watercolor, and I'm working hard at just letting go. I suppose that control issue is why I add ink lines to my watercolors. I just can't release my grip on that pen!

Cheryl Finley: said...

I love this..
Looks like I could dive right in and be soothed by it all.

katydiddy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the kind comments. I love yours too! It's so simply beautiful.

Brahdelt said...

Water is my favourite environment, I like the swirls in blue and purple! *^v^*

Royce Addington: said...

Swimming in turquoise glass
With emerald sea dust sparkling
in the summer sun!
Wish I were a dolphin riding the waves of your magical surf!

Laura said...

Swirly and beautiful! Thanks so much for your kind words :)

lee said...

I dont know why you feel like outside your zone, you did a beautiful job as usual, you are so talented, and i admire your work.

Deb G said...

Like all your work, there is such joy! I think the trick with watercolors is letting go....

steve said...

The swirls really make this one come to life! Your DNA piece is great too--very cool take on the prompt.

Lina said...

Thanks for the comments, it is so nice to get feedback from people!! I love your watercolor, and i LOVED LOVED LOVED the last one you made for IMT...the paintbrush and crayon DNA, still makes me smile!

Julia said...

Just beautiful! That colors and swirls , I love it !!

Leah said...

great job!! it's lovely!

Valaine said...

I love these bold, colorful strokes, they show much confidence! I wonder if the sun is rising or setting :)

carla said...

I love your patterns and colors! there is so much movement, and the mood is so cheerful. Even out of your comfort zone you did a fine job:>

Marie said...

it's beautiful! reminiscent of van gogh's starry night - the swirls..thanks for stopping by my blog too!

laurel said...

I love it. Who says it all needs to be blended? I just love everything about your painting.

Pilar said...

This piece brings a smile to my face. I love the vibrancy of the colors and how the elements dance. Beautiful work. :D

megan said...

whatever you do, there's a "full of life" energy that comes through...and here, you did it again! The water is rolling with happiness and it makes me want to jump right in.

Bee said...

Happy, vibrant and colourful. Gorgeous as always Pattie.

windy angels said...

I love your piece for watercolor - so light, cheerful, so happy.
Thank you for this happy!

platinum blonde said...

fun & happy!!!

Judy Scott said...

lovely and happy:) thankyou for visiting me Jx

surrealmuse said...

I know what you mean...watercolors have always been a challenge for me too. But I had fun with this week's theme just going with the flow. Looks like you did, too! I could see this becoming a sun catcher with all the bold, bright colors. :)

DEW said...

Just love your work! The colors are so amazing! I love your DNA one as well! I was traveling for work and computerless :) Keep up the marvelous work!

just me said...

Hey there. Some how in making my rounds and checking out stuff I missed yours. So here I am.

Um. Can I go swimming in this? :) I dig it.

Also you said do tell re: painting on a window with watercolor...
I just painted on it. There was no special thing about painting on glass. However I didn't use as much water as you might normally and went over it more than once.