Joyce- I like the flowers coming out of the snow, too! Nice card! Glad you're feeling better.
Cindy...last name Learn- C&C's always welcome.
Fred- what a perfect time to be in Jerusalem! Very nice. I'm so glad that the bears are able to afford traveling in this economy. Hope they're taking advantage of the frequent flyer program and getting lots of hotel points.
Joyce: Lovely work on the crocus. I think the green works well to highlight the snow and flowers. Good interpretation of the chllenge, I really must get on and do one.
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I should explain why Susan drawings/painting reminds me of climbing trees and eating mud pies! Susan is so free when she draws that it reminds me of all the fun of childhood. I wish I could do the same. My drawings look to me like a life of control....everyone should step out of the box and be Susan (free).
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Here is another picture of the crocus, I tried to use oil pastels that I used a vegetable grader too, the picture didn’t turn out great but I thought we could all use a laugh. The back ground was done with a watercolour wash. Sammy I should have listened to you, next time I will.
Joyce: I don't think it is a disaster at all. It has a delicacy and softeness in the petals that is pleasing and I like the colours and the textured background. All in all a lovely job.
Joyce, You are way too hard on yourself. This is a lovely spring painting with very pretty spring colors. You did a good job on it although I can just imagine the mess created by mashing the OPs.
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Hi all - it's catch up time for me - - again!
James - love that you put 2 little duckies in your Froggie & Fairey Princess painting. They are looking like they are confused over the presence of the two in the canoe - that's priceless. Looks like that may be a "pea pod" sized canoe. I, too, think Froggie is being rude and lazy with Miss Fairey Princess doing all the paddling work.
Cindy - your little duckling is so-o-o cute - love your color scheme. He looks like he is getting ready to be mischievious and is inviting everyone to join in his play.
Susan - Your crocus is an "OH WOW"! Love your textures and bright colors - how fresh and alive! That "?" mark is great - - What a fun painting!
Fred - Early Easter in Jerusalem for the bears. What great work on the blocks of the building! They look so happy to be there so I'm sure they saw lots of great sights in Jerusalem.
Joyce - both of your crocus paintings are just right! I just love how little crocus pop up through the snow and that's exactly what mine did this year - this one made me think of my little cold natured plants. The more "springy" one is so pretty with the soft variation of colors - love that you got shades of blue and purple in them. I agree with Sammy - you are way to hard on yourself!
Here's my little crocus - it's about 4 x 5 " and is done in a sketch book that I think is 90 lb wc paper (not sure) and is done in watercolor pencils.
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Holly your crocus is beautiful and I love the vibrant colours you got out of those watercolour pencils, Great shadows and lights really makes it pop.Great job.
Holly, it's so good to hear from you. Your crocus is lovely and I agree with Jen about the vibrant colors.
Are you still on 6 days?
Beautiful crocus, Holly!
Very vibrant and lovely, like you the flower is so happy and warm. Very delicate and pretty. Susan
Well I finally got around to doing some sketching tonight. Not too brilliant but I had a go. 8 x 10 sketch pad and pencil.
The perspective is a bit off . Those arches are a killer.
Thanks Jen, Sammy, Cindy & Susan - This was really just an experiment to see how the pencils work and handle, etc. I just got my set about a week before so this is my first attempt with watercolor pencils. I think I really like them.
Jen - I love the pencil sketch of the house - you did a great job on it. My only nit to pick is that the shadow on the wall behind the arch (far right) needs to be darker to differentiate between the wall and the inside of the arch. (I printed mine off in color and then another in grey scale - I have a hard time keeping up with shadows, etc. without a "grey scale map" to bust me over the head!) You certainly did a commendable job on your elipses, too. I started working on this one, too - in the little amount of time I could carve out yesterday morning. I'm working in OPs on this one and I think I have bitten off more than I can chew on this one. It may turn into one of my famous "unfinisheds"!
Holly : Thanks . I wasn't too inspired as you can see. I might go back and do some more or just go to another one.