Thank you Marsha ,Geri , Sam and Bonnie
Jim C&C welcomed
Cath: Your sketch with wc of River Walk is very nice, I think your finish will be amazing...
Thank you all for the compliments regarding the study of Caladium leaves with drops. it was a fun study.
Charlie,,,, Very Good to see you here as well....
Sam, I'm sure you are enjoying your art day.... thinking of you.
Jen,,, you are good at what ever medium you tackle.... hats off to you...
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It takes courage to learn about oneself from one’s failures as well as from one’s successes.
Last night I did a pastel of a Daffodil bloom. Cranson dark green, 9x12 still getting used to doing pastel.
Marsha beautiful daffodil my wife is sitting 10 feet away when I looked at this she said beatiful daffodil and started telling me how I should do one with tree frogs Etc . thats a maybe
I agree Jim... and don't forget the eggs hiding.....
My attempt at the Easter Eggs. I wanted to do the zentangle but I also wanted to do something that incorporated two egg cups. I received the egg cups from my fist and second Mother-in-laws. I always thought it was strange but they must have remembered their little boys when they looked at the egg cup. So with them being old fashion 55 to 60 years old, and zentangles being more modern I had trouble combining the two. I really could have used Catherine's method of preliminary sketches because I had to make many changes. As you can tell not everything worked out right but it was a real learning experience. Cottom Watercolour paper 16X12, watercolour pencil and intense pencil. Sorry the photo is not good, I couldn't get the flash to stop.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
I agree your daffodil is beautiful Marsha. Love the colours, background and daffodil. Outstanding.
Oh Bonnie this is sooooo charming, I love the story behind the egg cups, they are adorable. your little zentangle decorations are perfect and the spoon with the pink egg, the table cloth and the basket are all spot on. remember to ground the little chicks on the left with the same cast shadows as the cups... I just love this very very charming painting. Try not to use a flash when you take a picture, adjust your camera settings, it will give you better colors in your photo. GREAT JOB!
Just beautiful, well done!!!!
Marsha, lovely daffodil. You put good values on that flower giving it form. It pops against the dark background. Great colors.
Bonnie, I reconize the Zentangle patterns on those beautiful eggs They look wonderful. The basket is really nice and I know that the egg cups are treasures. They are very cute and well painted. I like the background and the plaid tablecloth. You got a lot in this painting and it's great.
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Thank you Marsha, I'm glas you liked it and yes I did forget the shadows for the hens. Will have to put them in. Thanks again.
Thank you Sam, I did the zentangle patterns with intense pencil and went over them with water. I didn't like the extreme contrast so had to colour the eggs darker. I wonder now what they would have been like if I had used the same colour as the egg and wet the pencil so it would have been two toned of the same colour. Something to think about for another time .
Jim, you always manage to surprise me with some new topic or approach. Just when I've got you neatly pigeonholed with lecherous frogs, fairy warrior princesses, and the Wild West, you produce this lovely jewel with a delicately portrayed bird and soft background. This is so pretty!
Marsha, a lovely daffodil - you caught the light on the petals beautifully and the leaves emerging from the dark background are beautiful. I admire the look of a painting coming forth from a dark background - Jose uses that to great effect as well.
Bonnie, this painting has many interesting and charming elements, and it's even more meaningful when we know the story behind it. My favorite Zentagle pattern is the one on the egg in the adorable right-hand cup. I also love the very artistic way you've suggested the plaid tablecloth and the way you've painted the basket.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
I am not sure if your comment is regarding Marsha's daffodil or my easter painting. There was several posts at the same time. If commenting on Marsha's painting I agree and if for mine, thank you.
Thanks everyone for the wonderful cc's, I used oil paints for the daffodils which is still new to me. I find oil is easier to use than watercolors. The paintings posted here are great everyone is so good, but I'm still here. I am going to try to do another one of the challenge picture this month it may be late as I am busy at work. Thanks again everyone, Joyce
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