Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Flurry of Phlox

Flurry of Phlox
Watercolor on 300lb paper. 9x6
My parents arrived this afternoon, and we have spent the evening visiting.  My dad is doing SO well, it is awesome!  I bet I have had more conversation with him tonight than all of Christmas break - he is totally back to himself!  This was one of the paintings I worked on at the kitchen table while we talked almost until midnight.  I am using 300lb Arches watercolor paper - and I love the heavy texture and the way it soaks up the water and allows the paint to spread!  So much fun in the underpainting to just drop in the colors and watch them move!  While organizing some art supplies this morning - I found the motherload of watercolor paints - a whole plastic case filled with Daniel Smith watercolors!  I must have bought them at an estate sale - putting them away for "later".  Well, guess what time it is - later!  I am going to have so much fun trying them all - one color at a time!  This painting makes 554 in as many days :)

13 comments:

  1. Hi Tammie,

    I LOVE playing with watercolor and I love love your painting. I like the white paper showing in the top right corner of your paper. Maybe your not done but I like it "not done" :) pretty colors. What a fun find from the estate sale!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!
    Tam Hess

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  2. Wonderful painting, great colours. Lucky you finding all those paints, have fun using them! Valerie

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  3. Another gorgeous watercolor! Very beautiful.

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  4. Your nature paintings are always gorgeous! Happy PPF!

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  5. How wonderful! The colors are gorgeous. I'm glad you had a nice visit with your dad!

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  6. this painting is just so lovely... I adore your style and sense of composition and so pleased your dad is back in top form... xx

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  7. Such a beautiful painting!! I'm glad you were able to really enjoy your dad while still creating!! That is the best!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. This is beautiful. You have captured so many nuances of colour.

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  9. that is a nice surprise to find paint that you forgot about! I love your new painting, the colours are so vibrant!

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  10. The painting is beautiful - your commitment to painting is awesome. How wonderful to have that time with your dad. That painting will remind you of it.

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  11. such a gorgeous painting! How lovely that you had such a nice time with your dad. Have fun with our "new" paints:)

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  12. This is beautiful Tammie! I've recently been trying watercolors off and on myself but I'm not very good at them so far. I think it's a medium that requires a lot of control!

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