5/13/11

PPF - paint party

I'm trying to teach myself watercolors and have been working on it off and on for a couple years. I used this worksheet to explore different edges and wash techniques with a simple shape I knew I could draw/paint.


I'm playing in the Paint Party Friday for the first time. I really enjoy seeing what others are painting/creating - it's inspiring.

30 comments:

  1. I love all the variations to this, especially the second one with the splatters. Beautiful work!
    Happy PPF (and welcome to PPF, too!)
    Stephanie

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  2. Welcome to your first Paint Party Friday! :) Love what you're doing with the watercolors. I've been watching Youtube videos on this technique but hadn't actually tried it out yet. For some reason I find watercolors very difficult to paint with.

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  3. I only recently discovered watercolor myself back in December making cards for the holidays and fell in love. They're quickly becoming one of my favorite mediums.

    Love the pears. It awesome how you can achieve so many different vibes from one object.

    Great first PPF!

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  4. beautiful pear shapes, I should try that sometime. Welcome to PPF!

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  5. This is great! I think you are doing just fine with your watercolors.

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  6. Ooh, beautiful work with the watercolors! They are all wonderful! I especially love the splatters! :)

    I'm taking this week off of PPF. Welcome! You'll love it! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  7. Welcome to PPF! Glad to have you join the party!

    I'm teaching myself watercolors, too! Wonderful job with your pears! They're beautiful. So fun to experiment!

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  8. Welcome to the party (albeit a very late one thanks to Blogger!!) I like the different takes on the pear showing the different techniques and outcomes you can achieve with watercolour. I have a lot to learn about that medium too as I mostly use it as I see fit and not as you are probably supposed to! Hey, that's what arts about though, eh!

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  9. Hi Terrie, nice to meet you and have fun with PPF. It is a lot of fun! I love your pears and the different techniques you used. Looks great! Enjoy your weekend and great 1st PPF!! Woo Hoo!!

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  10. Since this is your first PPF, I'll be your first follower. Yay!!

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  11. Love the different takes on the pear. The first one seems to shine.

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  12. My favs are the upper right and bottom left. The upper one for the clear bright colors and the bottom one for just the opposite, the softly blended tones. Just keep playing around with the WC, you are doing really well. Happy PPF!

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  13. What a great way to practice, plus you end up with a really interesting picture!

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  14. I love this! You could frame this just as it is! Beautiful! I love seeing different styles.

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  15. Your water color work is really good. Airy and light and such soft color. Beautiful!

    Glad to have you onboard PPF! ;)

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  16. Welcome to the party Terrie, so pleased you joined us and showing us all your different techniques. Looks great. Annette x

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  17. Hi Terri, welcome to PPF. Love your pears, it is great to see how things transform with diff. colours! Nice to meet you, hugs from Germany, Valerie

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  18. great job...as a self-taught and still self-teaching person that loves watercolor...just keep doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cheers, dana

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  19. Hi Terri,
    So very nice to meet you! I love the pears all of them. I like the look of all of them together.
    I'm self taught as well and working on a pear painting as well.
    I'm now your follower too!

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  20. Welcome to Paint Party Friday, Terrie! So glad you could join the party!

    Beautiful job with the pears. Isn't experimentation wonderful! I'm partial to the two on the left but they are all lovely.

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  21. You are off to a good start! Loose, free,lovely colors!

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  22. Nice work and all the more inspiring for people like me who is just starting off in painting. Welcome aboard.

    Annabelle

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  23. i am new to PPF as well!! welcome! i love the different paintings of your pear!

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  24. Hey Welcome to the party! I really like your pear experiment here. I love all the different variations. Great job!

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  25. The watercolor is a very hard for me, has spent years trying ... Take heart. Saludos

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  26. this is just lovely..I find watercolours near impossible! so I take my hat to anyone who even gives it a go, never mind creates 4 different but all beautiful pears :)

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  27. Super-Gorgeous work..very inspiring! Welcome to PPF!
    Beautiful art..so lovely to meet you!
    Victoria

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  28. These are fun! I've never ventured into real watercolors - just watered down acrylics. It's my first Paint Party Friday too! Welcome!!

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  29. ooo this is very cool, love how different they look, great effect x

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  30. Well, we are both in the inchies and the paint party. LOL That makes me happy. Love your pears. Very nice and loose. I'm following you here too. Can't miss your great work. :)

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