5/19/11

journal work

I did some painting in my newly started art journal this week. I keep trying to be looser and more interpretive with my watercoloring. This time I added the ink after the painting because the loose shapes seemed too undefined. I kind of like the way they turned out.

Summer = sunshine, palm trees swaying, turquoise colored water in the Caribbean or Tahiti (I didn't even have to pull out my photos to remember those colors!)



I wanted to try each orientation and different sky ideas. Plus one is 'sandy' and one is 'grassy' :)

You can see more great artwork at the PPF (Paint Party Friday) linkups.

33 comments:

  1. Hi Terrie
    I'm visiting from Paint Party Friday
    There is sense of freedom to your art which is perfect for the subject matter.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. These are both lovely, Terrie!

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  3. I love watercolor with pen and ink. I am right there with you on that beach! Love the colors. Happy PPF! :-)

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  4. Loving your freestyle of painting, both are beautiful examples Terrie. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. Beautiful! I love the looseness, colours and movement you captured in the frongs.

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  6. Beautiful they are so light, and really convey a wonderful, tranquil atmosphere, Valerie

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  7. Very pretty! I so need a vacation! Happy PPF.;-)

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  8. I like your paint style! These are very pretty.. Can i grab a beachchair and sit for a bit in the "sandy" one? very nice to meet you through PPF

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  9. Hi Terrie... thanks for visiting my blog... and your lovely comments. I can relate to these journal pages. It looks just like home (Sunshine Coast, Australia). Well done.

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  10. paradise. Wish I was there!

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  11. hi Miss I'll try anything,, (I love that, ) I too am joining the paint party and I love that you journal through your art,beautiful,, best wishes from Ontario Canada.

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  12. Looks like a place I would love to be right now. Great job!

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  13. I love the loose nature of these paintings! Happy PPF! And by the way, you commented you would be too scared to go to a retreat like that. You would be happy to know, that most of us were nervous and many were trying to think up ways to cancel the night before - but it was the most amazing experience ever. Don't be intimidated! And on switching the paintings, do you know what the person who got my painting did? She painted over it completely. With black. And created the most amazing painting when she was done. I was totally ok with it, I had a new piece to work with, that one was gone!

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  14. Beautiful... I love the peeks into paradise! (I can almost forget about the constant rain here! ha!)

    I think the looseness of your watercolor is wonderful :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  15. These are so lovely and yes...very tropical. I can feel the gentle warm breeze from here :)
    Ooooh and I LOVE your inchies too. Gorgeous! :)x

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  16. you've achieved a windswept effect,nice!

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  17. Very nice. Makes one want to get out and about. Great watercolor.

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  18. oh this is perfection!!! just what I needed....beautiful work !!!!

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  19. Love the loose-ness of your work. You're doing great!

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  20. A very clean, with acurelas is important.Saludos

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  21. Watercolors with delicious tones.

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  22. All I need now is a big pink drink with an umbrella in it. :) Fun pieces--I love the energy in them. Happy Paint Party!

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  23. Summery indeed. I can almost feel the salty air.
    About my cross stitch piece, 15 years is the total time but some years the dragon slept in his bag. By now I think it added to the legend. :D

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  24. These are so pretty. Like the addition of the ink.

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  25. Oh, how calming! LOVE the combination of the ink with the watercolor. It's a beautiful effect. Gorgeous work!

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  26. i love ink and watercolour together and you've definitely succeeded with the looseness you wanted to achieve in these lovely exotic pieces!

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  27. As someone who is just starting to become more familiar with watercolors, I admire everyone who creates something as beautiful as you did with that medium. I like the second one a bit better because it gives me the impression that the ocean is roaring unto shore. I can almost hear the music of the ocean.

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  28. I wanna go to the beach! Thanks for sharing and HAPPY PPF!

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  29. Fun pages. Loose and free, which is perfect for the beach.

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  30. Terrie: wish I was there ... very, very, nice! If I close my eyes I can hear the breeze blowing through the palm leaves ... oops ... open my eyes and I'm still here in CT. Found you at PPF, glad I did!

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  31. Good way to give fluid painting some form. They look good especially the second one.

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  32. love the feeling of your tropical scenes~

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  33. This makes me want to go to the beach!!! Ahhhhh. Great sketches!

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