Hello all, cutting it close to the wire! Here is my watercolor/gouache Christmas present for my granddaughter. 12" x 12" in a 24" x 24" frame. I hope she likes it!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Alex, the portrait of your granddaughter is so nice. She will be thrilled. I'm jealous of her big eyes. You picked a perfect frame for it. Let us know her reaction.
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Oh my Alex that is just beautiful. I love the size of the matting and frame.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
Alex, what a lovely painting of your granddaughter, I love the way you cropped it and the softness of the painting, It is definitely your style and it is beautiful. Your granddaughter will treasure it I am sure. Great job.!
Sam thank you for the complement on the gate, I forgot to put it is a watercolor on Cranson 140lb 6 x 9 I completed it just before I joined Artist Daily in 2010. This year I added the little wreath.
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
What a surprise! I got a camera for Christmas. Now I have to figure out how to use it. Santa brought my hubby a Bose Wave Music System and CD Changer. That's playing right now and sounds great but there is still a lot we have to figure out about that, too.
It is 70 degrees outside now and we are expecting a high of 77. Pity the people who are snowed in or hanging out at the airport.
My daughter, Nancy, will show up sometime this morning and we will have Christmas dinner in a fine local restaurant. Gone are the days of getting up at the crack of dawn and making stuffing to get the huge turkey in the oven early. What a big job that was but, also, what fun to have the whole family around the table and, oh, so tasty! Gone are the days of walking around the block trying to work off some of the food we overate with the buttons on our pants open and the zipper part way down since the pants didn't fit at the waist anymore!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Hi all this was in yesterdays paper Made my day
Happy Holidays to all
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
If I decide to do a sequel to my last book I'll probaly start with something like this. 11x14 140# arches CP
Fred, congratulation on the newspaper article. It's great that you are so active and helpful at the Art Center. Apparently, you are well appreciated and deservedly so.
You got those interesting credit card mountains again and they always look great. I'm imagining that you put the watercolor on pretty wet and just run the credit card through it to form the texture. The creatures on the ledge are most certainly interesting and colorful. It seems like the bears and Martian friends are watching those characters. Could that be similar to bird watching? Or have they just made a discovery?
A lovely portrait of you grandaughter, I note a resemblance. I am sure she will treasurer this painting.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Another painting full of interesting characters, I don't know how you can come up with these, I love them all. And as Sam noted that you do your mountains with watercolour and a credit card, that I must try, our country side consists of flats and limestone bluffs. It is difficult to paint the bluffs and I am going to give this a try it gives a great effect.
Hi all,dabbling with watercolor pencils from a photo from out west somewhere 6.5x8.5 Hp paper. Sam .the only trick is to not scratch when the paint is too wet or dry so I only do a relatively small portion at a time.
FRED: I'm curious,,, did one of the aliens shoot the other and one is falling off the cliff while the others on the ground are looking on ???? in Horror????
funny little creatures though....
Congrats on the newspaper article how wonderful that Sarah was so happy to be honored..
EVERYONE: I hope all of you that are located in any of the storm areas are fareing well. be safe.
Because I have no family anywhere near me, We went to the movies for Christmas and saw Parental Guidence and the Cirque d Soli movie in 3D. both were wonderful. we were in a casino to see the movie and on the way out decided to each (as we say) DROP $10.00 each into the machines.... well I won $100 yippee,,, certainly paid for the whole day and way more. HO HO HO!!!!
Fred, Your newest post looks like the Christmas lot after the holiday.... good job on the trees, here is a picture I have that it reminds me of.....
Fred Here is another one for you to consider...