Your Watercolour Paintings Seranda’s Garden and Sunflower

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    mrchirps
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    Inspired by Patrick’s recent floral tutorial, I painted these on hot press 140 lb. Arches.  Size 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” to be attached to stock watercolor cards and given to two members of our neighborhood art group who are celebrating their birthdays tomorrow.

    I haven’t painted in a long time and it shows.  Seranda’s Garden started out looking okay but then I started fiddling.  I know I needed to use more darks but was timid to make more of a mess.  The sunflower was done quickly.  It looked bland, so I decided to add the blue background to make it stand out.   My hand was shaking.

    The recent art being submitted by new and long term members is very impressive.  I look forward to seeing more from such talented people.

    By the way, I am the proud owner of Patrick’s floral which I purchased from eBay.  I’ll post it after it is framed.  Check out his paintings on eBay, they are very reasonably priced, and help support his generous teaching,5B304399-CD9B-4A56-8381-6FBC53143EE8
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    Carol

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    JudyR
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    These are both lovely paintings and will make beautiful cards! So glad you shared these. 🙂

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    Lora
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    These are both really beautiful! I love all the colors, too. 😀

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    mrchirps
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    Thank you Judy and Lora.  I appreciate the compliments from two very talented artists.

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    Patrick
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    Hi Carol great to see a couple of your paintings. Both are fresh, lively and full of colour. I love the power of blue against yellow and your sunflower demonstrates this perfectly. You have created a lovely range of greens in your first painting, subtly suggesting some leaf shapes without going over the top. Both are lovely works thanks for sharing 🙂  I am pleased you were happy with your painting and I look forward to seeing it framed up.  Thanks again.

     

    Patrick

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    mrchirps
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    Hi Patrick, many thanks for your positive comments.  It felt good to be painting again. The small ones reminded me of when we did the 15 minute challenges which is how I first was introduced to PW.  I was less intimidated back then because I didn’t have much time to think and procrastinate.   It was fun.  Maybe the newcomers would like to give it a try,   Enjoy painting. Carol

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    brynteg
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    Your sunflower is really striking, and I think hand painted cards are very special. I am sure the recipients of these will treasure them.

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    Very pretty pictures, both of them. I particularly love the natural, vibrant look of the garden flowers. I notice how you have done the white flowers by negatively painting them. That is something I struggle with and would appreciate some tips from Patrick on how to do it, especially with foliage.

    Patricia Claire

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    PCampbell
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    These are lovely! Small paintings-good idea especially as warm ups. Think I’ll try that!

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    mrchirps
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    Thank you brynteg, Patricia Claire and PCampbell for your comments.   When you run out of wall space these little paintings can be framed and placed on a shelf or table.

    I’m attaching two framed cards which Patrick painted.  Hope they come through for you to see.  Hope you will try a miniature.

    Thanks again, Carol

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    mrchirps
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    Card 2

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    Howard W
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    Your blues in your paintings were stunning.  They pulled my interest in.  Nicely done.

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    mrchirps
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    Thank you, Howard.  Usually I use a lot of purple, but I love blue as well.  Glad you were attracted to the color.

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