7/7/11

PPF landscape


After missing a couple weeks, I'm joining Paint Party Friday again with a watercolor landscape attempt.  I liked this one enough to mat and frame and hang it.  I'm pleased with most of it though I feel like my tree leaves still need some work.  I can do naked winter trees okay (love painting those branches) but add leaves or the evergreen look is tough......will keep trying.  Any watercolorists out there with some tips?

I'm continuing to work artistically in a couple of ways this summer and enjoying every minute of it.  I'm making time to do a journal page a day following along with InTheSun Online Course, I'm trying to be looser with my painting, I'm practicing sketching (less often than I should because I don't think I'm very good - kind of reverse psychology there, huh?), I'm dabbling in Zentangle doodles.  All are great fun!  I'm also loving finding and visiting the sites of so many other artists and taking inspiration from all of them in one way or another.

Today (Friday actually) you can join me in visiting artists participating in the PPF around the web as well as those creative folks at InTheSun flickr group.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting! Valerie

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  2. very nice...i like the texture you have achieved in the sky!

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  3. Happy early PPF Terrie. Your painting is beautiful. Your leaves look one hell of a lot better than mine which always end up looking like miniature cabbages.......lol

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  4. lovely,, calm and cool,, I could see myself sit there under the tree

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  5. Hi Terrie am back to thank you for the list of authors, these are all new to me so will look out for these. Thank you. Annette x

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  6. thankyou for visiting and your kind words,,

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  7. Your summer sounds busy. :) Love the landscape and even the leaves. :) I find nothing wrong with them.

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  8. Really beautiful work, so delicate!!! well done!!! I like your leaves too! :0)

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  9. A watercolor really nice, is clean, placid great! Saludos

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  10. Very pretty! It does look very much like the pacific North West... I'm in B.C. and everything is so lush this year! Happy ppf!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Beautiful! I love the red/purple in the water! Happy PPF!

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  12. oh wow!!! your landscape is gorgeous!!! wonderful work and Happy PPF!!!!

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  13. Oh, this is wonderful! You must be so proud of it. I love it.

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  14. Gorgeous!

    You did a beautiful job Terrie!

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  15. I LIKE it - nice sky and background effects.

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  16. I think your trees look good! Beautiful painting! Happy PPF!

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  17. We are always our own worst critics, aren't we? When I saw your painting, and before I read your post, I thought 'I wish I could water color like that'! I like your trees - trees aren't always full and lush. I think you did a great job! Happy PPF!

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  18. I like your watercolour landscape, good job!

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  19. I think the leaves look just right!

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  20. I think its a lovely watercolor painting. HAPPY PPF!

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  21. Hi Terrie. Glad you are back. I love this landscape. It's a beautiful watercolor. Happy PPF!

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  22. What a wonderful landscape... such a peaceful scene :) I also love the tape technique you used in the post below!

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. I like your trees just the way they are but you can also try a small piece of sea sponge; get it wet and wring it out well, wad it up in your hand so you just have a small bit poking out, then dab the bit in some some paint and dab on the paper. Since the paint will be thicker and darker with the first dab and lighten up as you use up the paint, experiment with your shape, do the darker areas first and work out towards the branch tips. A beat up old scruffy brush works too.

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  24. Lovely watercolour. I really like the background. It has a very antique Chinese watercolour feel about it. Ethereal. Julie

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  25. Enjoying your landscape work, especially the color palette. Wonderful work!

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  26. Terrie, this is gorgeous! I LOVE that sky and I think the trees look lovely! Wonderful work! :)

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  27. i have the passion of painting out ideas like u do

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