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Thursday, October 9, 2014

What I Did For My Summer Playcation!

I'm still here....just been playing around with something totally different.
I have barely picked up a needle of any sort.  Unheard of in my opinion, but I traded it (for a while) for this!

Watercolor that is.  It all started when I was 'cleaning' out a closet and found my old kit of watercolor supplies.  I had been meaning for YEARS to try my hand at it again, but well, you know, it just didn't happen.

So there they were, the old palettes, the brushes and paper, even the paper towels! 
From 14 years ago!  And wonder of wonders, the paints were NOT DRY!!

Well, after some dabbling with those paints, which were still just a good as the day I bought them in my opinion, I decided to go in whole hog.
I ordered some new colors (who doesn't NEED some new things when you start something again??),
and lots of Youtube videos later I tried painting a picture.

As you can see, in the pics above, I have all kinds of colors, all kinds of palettes, and I have enjoyed every single second!!  I think I may be a palette collector!!
Or maybe that's a paint collector....I have so many.  Now, I realize that "Real" painters have a limited palette, and some of my palette's are limited.  They just won't hold any more colors!!
Seriously though, I am learning and having a lot of fun.

Now here are a few of the better (IMO) paintings I have done this summer.  As you can see, I have a lot to learn!!  I just hope I don't look back at these in a year or so and think, "What on earth did I publish these for!!!???"

Because Pinterest is my favorite place to spend time, many of the paintings I have tried have been of pics I've seen on Pinterest.  (If I have used your photo for my watercolor source and you would like me to attach the source, please email me with your information!!)
Some are of actual photos, some are my try at some lovely watercolors.
I am bound and determined to learn how to paint a rose though, and still don't have it down.
But then, Monet and Rembrandt didn't learn in one summer did they???

Thanks to all of you who have followed me this summer, and for those of you who come by to visit.  Please accept my apologies for not keeping my blog updated.  I hope to find a balance in my life of all of my hobbies and loves with keeping up the house!  But in the order of things, housework is near the end of my list!



Wilma said...

Hi Doni,
Great that you posted about your painting.
I think you are so brave, using the water color paint.
Aquarel is só difficult. Your results are fabulous !! My favorites are the shoes and the third the most...LOVELY....
That soft pastel colors !! They look like ballerina shoes.
The tea cup is gorgeous too!! this little flowers....and the gold. Beautifully done !

Thank you for sharing....and for your sweet comments on my blog.

Hope you are doing well !

Hugs and Blessings to you, dear friend,

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You are very talented! These are all wonderful.


Cynthia said...

Doni, you are far too modest! These are really lovely paintings. I especially love the tea-cup painting. . .Very well done.

maggiegracecreates said...

welcome back

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Doni, oh my I absolutely love your paintings. I am so tickled I visited your blog tonight and that I can see what you have been up to this summer. I love all of them but I really love the shoes. What beautiful work you have done and you should be very pleased with all of them. Thank you so much for sharing them. Hugs, Beverly

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Doni,
I had no idea you are so talented!
Your skills are amazing, you must keep going. Those shoes are just gorgeous!
Kudos to you!

Brenda Seek said...

What did you use to make those tiny circles in the Altoid tins? Very cool.


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