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Monday, May 24, 2010

Watercolor odds and ends


Watercolor on 9 x 12 cold press.

Did some more watercolor studies today. Enjoyed doing the oranges... actually managed to loosen my detail-oriented self up a little and just have fun. The cactus leaf tried my patience... I painted each leaf section in a different technique and none of the results were really what I was looking for. Next time! The seed pods, acorn and pecan were fun, and the coneflower was just thrown in at the last minute because I wanted an excuse to play in Alizarin Crimson :-)

17 comments:

Claire M said...

The variety looks like fun to me. I really like the cactus. It reminds me of my "Christmas Cactus" which seems to bloom in other than December. I do like the looseness of the oranges.

martinealison said...

Adorable cette harmonie de couleurs.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Beautiful studies, Teresa. I'd be proud to have a page like that in my sketchbook.

Michelle said...

So fresh and lively! I love your watercolor studies.

Ann said...

Beautifully done! I love that coneflower!

"JeanneG" said...

You may not be happy with the Christmas Cactus but it turned out great. Using different approaches to each section gave it a more realistic look because each section of the cactus is usually different one section to another. They aren't just repeats of the one before like I usually do. Good job. Keep having fun. Get in as much art as you can before Sept.

Cathyann said...

Teresa,
I like your attitude of a sense of play. No better way to learn that to bring a lightness to it....I think all the little gems here have merit. The cactus came out great.
How big or small are these?
thanks for your visits of late to see my latest...I am playing, too.

Rosie said...

I love the page from your sketchbook - all the textures and colours - I love the cone flower - is that what we call an Echinacea, perhaps?

all kinds of everything said...

Beautiful!!!I love the values and colours

Laure Ferlita said...

Delightful! Each one has its own merits! Love the cactus and the coneflower (maybe you should pay in the crimson more often!), the looseness of the oranges, and I love all your seeds and nuts!

More, please!!

Gillian said...

This is delightful. The cactus looks just fine to me too!

Thank you for paying my blog a visit - so nice to see yours too. I love the name as blueberries are a passion of mine - I grow them and like to cook blueberry and apple pies ...erm...and muffins.

Simone said...

A lovely little study Teresa.

Cathy Gatland said...

Lovely to see you playing with watercolours Teresa :) These study pages are so attractive in their own right. Play some more!

Candy said...

I love each one of these! The cactus turned out great. Remember I live in the desert and I know cactus:) The oranges are scrumptious.

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Nice to meet you and visit your lovely blog. Your watercolours have a lovely fresh feel - so many try to overwork what they do - these are lovely! I live on north Vancouver Island by mountains, forest and ocean and lots of wildlife (truly wild, like bears and mountain lions!) and it is wonderful! I paint in oil and pastels mostly but also coloured pencil and specialize in portraiture. Hope you'll visit my blog sometime:
http://karenmartinarts.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Very, very beautiful--peaceful. You're wonderful, Teresa!

Krista Meister said...

Fun page!

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