Sunday, March 20, 2011

Finished... thanks to all the encouraging comments!

I have not had time to try the techniques suggested or visit the websites offering tutorials on values yet.  I plan on using all the great insight that you have all shared with me.  With all the comments and encouragement though - I just sat down and starting adding paint.  No, it did not turn out like the masterpiece in my mind... but hey - as we've all discussed - it's about the doing!!!!  So I am posting it for Sunday Sketches!
the me I want to be
Watercolor on watercolor canvas... I do like working on paper better but this was interesting.  Please be sure to visit all the great work at Sunday Sketches - thanks soooooooooo much to Sophia for hosting!

Also, I wanted to share my snail mail this week - great gift from my friend Wendy over at Bliss Angels!  She did a pay it forward post and I am a lucky recipient... it is all about putting smiles for miles across blogland!  I am smiling - HUGE!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dominios!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANKS WENDY !!!
Make someone's week - send them a note, a poem, a small piece of art!  Life is short - make it a week of smiles for miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cheers, dana

34 comments:

Deanna said...

Dana, it turned out great! After working with watercolors a little more I have learned that it is not an easy medium to work in. I think you have done a wonderful job and congratulate you on sticking with it, even if it's not the masterpiece you envisioned. Like I've said before, we are our own worst critics and hey, art is in the eye of the beholder. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be appealing and you've accomplished that here.

Happy Sunday!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks.. it was actually kind of fun to do after all the comments from Paint Party Friday!

Heather said...

I like the sentiment smiles for miles, really nice! It's always nice to get something in the mail, other than bills!!!! hee!!!
I like the watercolor, i can see the wet on wet technique ou've got going and i really like that! It's a fun medium but oh so tricky! I agree. you've done a great job! keep it up! xo

WrightStuff said...

I feel relaxed just looking at this piece! A delight! Love the colours too.

Melisa said...

I really like the lushness of the tree. I'd like to be there under that tree right now!

Debbie said...

I wish i were next to the tree watching the water...reading a book. Great sketch! xoxo

Tammie said...

lovely to see your painting finished. I enjoy hearing about materials and how they are liked or not. Thank you.

Lenora said...

I like it - it invokes warm weather and relaxed afternoons! Great mail!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow !!!! This turned out amazing....I love it....what is this paint party friday stuff?

Marlene said...

This painting turned out beautiful, I would love to be sitting beside her, just relaxing.

priti.lisa said...

Your painting turned out beautifully!
And I like your suggestion for sending someone a smile :)
xo

EVA said...

It turned out so well Dana! Very very pretty and dreamy!

I think I want to be there too!

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Dana, I think it turned out beautifully, but can certainly appreciate the whole 'not measuring up to the masterpiece I had in my own mind' effect. This has a lovely stillness yet the energy in the brush strokes allow for the slightest hint of a breeze to move those palm fronds.

Heather said...

This painting is beautiful!!! What great job you did!
I love getting snail mail. Nothing better to brighten you day!

Missy said...

How lovely and peaceful! I now want to go relax on the beach!

Catherine... said...

As I said before, I love your watercolour ... I'm a huge fan of snail mail and what a treat to get in the post...

Christine said...

I think I want to be her too. Nice, restful piece, great to see it finished.

Linda Pruitt said...

It never turns out like we want it to, but it is what it is and this is lovely!!

La Abela said...

!!Very good¡¡ at last you finised the job with the relax ¿no?. If you wanted to read my blog, only mast picup in the lateral "TRADUCTOR" just under "Paint Party Friday" and choose english. Hugs

Julie said...

Beautiful!!!

Teri C said...

Looks great and like a great place to relax.

Julia Christie said...

This turned out really wonderful! I want to step right into this picture and settle down to read my favorite book too!
Love the soft muted effects and the colors are perfect!

Smiles

Jehanne said...

This tunred out fatntastic. I love the feel of it.
Watercolour canvas. I have never heard of it and I definately will want to investigate it now.
Wow what a super gift :)

Kristin Dudish said...

Tutorials... who needs tutorials? Not you! Great job - I love that you were inspired just to get to it on your own! (I love the watery feel you maintained throughout)

xo
Kristin

Helen said...

A lovely fresh watercolour :o) Also looks like a lovely place to be!

Gallery Juana said...

I love snail mail and the one you received is a treasure.

Your watercolor painting came out great! And like say, it's all about the "doing".

Penny said...

Your finished piece turned out very well. I wish that was me lounging under that palm tree.
Hugs,
ZPenny

Julie Forest said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Would love to be there on that sandy beach (especially today, since we woke to 2+ inches of snow this morning.) You've created a warm, tranquil scene here! :)

Sophia said...

See....it turned out simply LOVELY!! Nice job. Seriously. :) How inspiring.

jenny said...

Your watercolor is gorgeous Dana... absolutely beautiful.... and love the wonderful gifts you received... lovely blog...
Thank you too for your sweet comment :)))

Hugs
Jenny x

Reflections said...

Wonderful work... love the feel of the piece.

Hannah Sommerville said...

This turned out great. I love the watery effect in the sky. Lovely.

Carol said...

Watercolor canvas, huh....haven't tried that yet! Interesting! Tips??? I like what you made! And your dominoes ARE very cool! If you ever do Scrabbles tiles, let me know...we're Scrabble fiends at my house! ;)

Fifi Flowers said...

NICE painted relaxing spot!

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