5/26/11

beachy scene

I watched a Susie Short video on creating skies with watercolor so this is my first attempt to use some of her techniques. It was fun and made for so much more interest than my usual graded washes. Though I'm certainly not practiced at painting water, I kinda liked how this turned out. As with everything I paint, I can find lots of amatuerish things, but that just means I have room to improve, right?


Today is Paint Party Friday and if you'd like to see more great art in a wide range of styles, click through - you'll be amazed!


I am SO frustrated - like many of you I've not been able to comment on other blogs so don't think I'm being rude by not responding - I just can't. I'll keep trying. I went to their help blog and apparently it's been a problem for several days. Hope it's fixed for tomorrow - if not, I'll check everyone out over the weekend. Happy painting!

31 comments:

  1. Great painting, wish my water would turn out like that! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is a great sky Terrie and a lovely painting. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  3. Love your watercolor. I think it's great Terrie. Happy PPF!

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  4. Your watercolor is lovely! I would frame it. We never stop growing as artists. Also, remember, art is a representation of life, and of who we are. If we wanted it absolutely perfect, we'd use a camera instead. Happy PPF! :-)

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  5. Beautiful watercolor with soft colors and sweet.

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  6. I love clouds and sky,, and I love this,, happy PPF!

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  7. Lovely watercolor! Yes, this blogger thing has been frustrating! Happy PPF! Theresa

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  8. Well done! I think you did a great job capturing the moving clouds and water!

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  9. nice restful image, I love these.

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  10. i think this is a lovely watercolour. it looks like a really nice place and somewhere i would very much like to be walking with my dogs!

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  11. This is fabulous! It looks so real and I'd also love to be there.

    Try switching browsers to Google's Chrome. That has solved the issue (using Chrome vs IE and even Firefox). You can download it easily and we linked to the site on PPF today.

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  12. love that painting! so calm and serene! happy PPF!

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  13. a lovely serene piece.

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  14. You've captured the scene beautifully--I can imagine the wind bending the reeds. :) Happy PPF!

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  15. So serene...I want to go THERE.

    Happy PPF!

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  16. This is such a fresh and beautiful painting! I wouldn't mind sitting on that beach and watching the ocean.

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  17. Terrie I love the way this feels, like a beautiful summer breeze, gorgeous :)

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  18. Terrie this is wonderful! I can honestly feel the summer breeze. :)

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  19. This is beautiful... I'd love to be there right now!

    Your lettering in the post below is absolutely fabulous and I cannot believe that your inchie is an inchie - such incredible detail... amazing!

    xo
    Kristin

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  20. I think your landscape looks great! When I started painting with watercolors last November I became obsessed with painting skies. Haven't painted any in a while, though. Thanks for reminding me how much fun it is!

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  21. Terrie this is beautiful! I LOVE the feeling of this scene. I really want to be there right now with a calm breeze blowing. Wonderful work! :)

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  22. Great wave length to be on if you can see imperfections more to learn and your enjoying it all I am enjoying what your painting to. Dxx

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  23. I think it's a beautiful painting, Terrie. I am impressed, the water is fantastic. ♥

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  24. First attempt? Wow! Such a lively scene.

    About my cross stitched dragon, I will be finishing it in the next few days and I will post quite a few close ups as you suggested. :)

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  25. I love your seascape it is gorgeous, so peaceful.

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  26. I really like the looseness of this painting...it's very pretty and inviting! have a great weekend.

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  27. This is so pretty, so soothing and I really like the movement and flow of it.

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  28. Terrie this is a beautiful painting. You did an excellant job on the sky! Makes me want to go to the beach!! Love it!

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  29. So wonderful...I can smell the sea air and hear the rolling waves. Beautiful painting. Happy PPF.

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  30. Lovely painting, reminds me of a spot at Sandbanks Provincial Park.

    Those treasures you found over the weekend sound like lots of fun to use in your art.I came across two great big boxes last year and decided against buying them; another gal bought them the two for $10 ....I never thought outside the box;I was too worried about the other treasures I knew what to do with and didn't want to miss.....haha....can't have it all ! Enjoy your treasures!

    Annabelle

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  31. I am exploring in watercolor myself, and love what you painted here. To me it looks gorgeous and like a really nice beach and ocean. I'd love to be there.

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