Friday, May 14, 2010

OK, so it was reeeeaaaalllllyyy slow @ work today, sooooo

..I had a chance to play with my cheap-o watercolors and water and brushes...

One of my favorite artists is Martha Leaver ( http://marthalever.blogspot.com/ ) and recently she posted a tutorial on "5 minute flowers" and I loved them :-)

So, I watched about a billion times a couple of times and thought I'd give it a try...


I've always wanted to work with water colors but they intimidate{d} me..




With oils and, you can move the paint around...paint 'wet-on-wet'..have some give..



...with acrylics, you have a little bit of pre-dry time..



..but with water colors, as soon as it hits the paper {or within a minute or so} you're committed..



So, practice, practice, practice...

oh, that would be for me..you don't have to..unless you want to try....in which case, I'd watch Martha's videos..and maybe even take a class or two.. five..I'm just sayin'

Then, Melinda from http://melindasfabricfancies.blogspot.com/ asked about one of the photos from last week's Sushi-fest..
OK, Melinda, it's a wristlet I made from one of my fabric flowers.

{no..do not enlarge the photo..yes..I know..those ARE age-spotted-chubbette-hands }


Have a really great Saturday..
..and whatever you feel like creating...art, food, a loving home, a happy day..just go ahead and enjoy the whole process... your creativity will shine...

-me

15 comments:

Laurie said...

As your creativity has shone! Beautiful watercolor Colleen! And so are your hands!

Lucy said...

You are so talented. I'm impressed!

Karen said...

Beautiful watercolors. It looks like you've been doing it for years. What kind of job do you have that you can break out the watercolors when you're slow?

madrekarin said...

Colleen- Your watercolors flowers are beautiful! I think you need to be slow at work more often. :)

Pen Pen said...

Wow, you are so talented. A great writer, a great painter. Love your wristlet. I had noticed it your other pic, too. It is so "you"!

Sue said...

Colleen, I think your watercolours are wonderful! You are very talented.

Love your cuff too (and so glad to see your "chubby age spotted hands - they look like mine!)

Hugs

Connie said...

Such talent, Colleen. Did you wake up one morning and say, "Oh I can paint" ?
My painting consists of walls, does that count ??

Just Breathe said...

You actually painted those. I would buy them in an instant, I love them!

Breezy said...

WOW! love your paintings!

Pearl said...

Your paintings are delightful and so is that wrist band. Your just too talented!

Average Terran said...

Great blog you have it is really great, if you're interested here is my blog of poetry.

http://thehumanicana.blogspot.com/

Hoping you have a great week,
Grant-Grey

Vee said...

Love your watercolors and am amazed at your creativity. Do it more and more and more! I like your farmgirl (is that the right word for it?) bracelet, too!

The Feathered Nest said...

Colleen!!! You are so talented girl!!!!! These watercolors are so beautiful to me! I've always loved the way watercolor paintings have such softness and have been afraid of trying it myself. And the wristlet is so beautiful too!!!!! Oh, and guess what 12 lbs gone!!!!! Have a wonderful week sweet Colleen, hugs and love, Dawn

Melinda Cornish said...

the wristlet is so beautiful....I am glad I asked you! I love your watercolor flowers too....i love seeing you create!

Renae Curtz said...

Colleen, You always, amaze, impress and astound me! I love your watercolor - so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and gift of humor - you're the coolest.