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Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Winter Pleasures"


Here's what I've been (slowly) working on in between TMC's and the never-done to-do list!

8 x 10, watercolor.

When it was getting close to completion I emailed a version of this to several friends asking for a honest critique, and they responded with wonderful, constructive advice. Several made great suggestions - and I think I incorporated most of them. Made me realize that we art bloggers have a great resource in addition to books, workshops, dvd's etc.... the wonderful resource of fellow art bloggers! Thanks so much for your invaluable input!

P.S. The choice of subject matter for this painting will come as no surprise to Gary Keimig since I regularly leave comments on his blog reminding him of how lucky he is to have all that lovely snow in Wyoming every year. Not sure he always agrees with that point of view :-) If you haven't met Gary, click on his name to visit his art blog... you'll be glad you did. He's an awesome landscape artist and lives in a gorgeous part of the country.

23 comments:

Simone said...

Stunning art work Teresa. I really want to sit at that window! x

Suzanne said...

Lovely watercolor Teresa!Great color composition.
It illustrates the perfect winter ambience
soft lamplight, a few books and a cup of hot chocolate
I love these simple pleasures:)

sue said...

Love it!!!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

This is so pretty, Teresa! I love the coziness inside and the snowy coldness outside.

Pat said...

Gorgeous painting, Teresa. You must be thrilled with it xx

Lynne said...

Looks like it would make a perfect Christmas card.

Dors said...

Lovely work Teresa. Love it.

smArtee said...

How unique...I love it...and it really would make a beautiful card...

hmuxo said...

Beautiful Watercolor Teresa! I agree with Lynne..it would definitely make a wonderful Christmas card!

Mermaid's Palette said...

Really nice winter scene, Teresa! I agree with you about the feedback of fellow artist bloggers- very helpful!
Sheryl

martinealison said...

Je suis une adepte du blog de Gary, j'essaie de le visiter aussi souvent que possible... Il a beaucoup de talent pour traiter la nature et sa faune...
Je serais ravie de recevoir une carte telle que la vôtre à l'occasion des fêtes de fin d'année.
Bisous à vous.

Rosie said...

I really like it - oh to sit at that window looking out at the snowfall with a good book to read and a mug of coffee or hot chocolate - bliss! Lynne is right it would make a super Christmas Card:)

IrinaSztukowski said...

Teresa, this decorative piece is so great! It will make a terrific holiday card. I love the edges as they are. The dots bring the eye to the main subject the window and curiosity brings you even further outside ("what is behind")...

I also visited Gary's blog. Super art, great artist!

Thank you for sharing,
Irina

Claire M said...

Love this winter image - perfect for a holiday card! I'm really drawn to the combination of text and image - and I really like how you have arranged the prose around the window. The light coming through the window and bouncing off the desk makes the scene uplifiting - it gives it a positive spin.

Jan said...

The highest compliment I can give you is that it makes me feel cold (you know how much I hate snow and cold!)yet leaves with a warm and fuzzy feeling!

Well, done!

padmaja said...

You have perfected with this composition Teresa! I cant take my eyes off it.. the colorful objects against the window make a striking contrast and accentuates the soft winter feeling that is being felt from the window... will write to yo soon:-)

Ralph said...

So mnay comment waht can I say you are a lovely person and you art says you. Does tha tmake sense I hope so.

bricarwaller said...

This is such a great Christmas card. You get two evoke two emotions at once, the cold, serene winter night, and the warmth of the interior. Great job!!

Katherine Thomas said...

This is such a sweet picture! I would buy this on a box of greeting cards over any other design in the store! Wonderful, gentle use of color and composition.

Krista Meister said...

This is delightful, Teresa! A Christmas card for sure.

WatercolorsbyKarsten said...

Love the painting! Leaves me feeling like it's December and Christmas is around the corner:)

WatercolorsbyKarsten said...

I completely agre with you! I have learned so much from other artist bloggers already! Not just technicaly, but also about our wonderful gift called like! Have a wonderful day!

Marva said...

Oh this is wonderful! So glad I found your blog! Marva

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