Sunday, July 8, 2012

Early Sunday morning

I'm posting this for Sunday Sketches. I worked on this tonight and technically ran thru to Sunday a.m.:) Big day tomorrow (Sunday) and little time for art. I've been doing ICADs alot lately so I'm not thinking big and I typically don't paint large at all. I did this 'kind of' large and you can see in the photo below its not too huge but when you work 4x6 anything more is pretty big...LOL! I'll admit I am a thief. Our neighborhood has some awesome flowers and bushes so I 'm snapping off specimens here and there while I am walking the dog at night. I painted this one pretty quickly and I can see now that I overworked the blue glass. I like the way it looked when I first started but at the time I thought it was too plain.

I also left the tabletop white and there was practically no shadow so I added one but I think I should have used paynes gray rather than the purple. It looked better when it was wet:) Oh well, that's how we learn. Another day another painting.

I was also working on this crazy abstraction.
 I am completely obsessed with just making a particular pattern I put it on everything, geesh.
I know. I know. its nuts. But I have to do it! I'm compelled. I'm not in love with the shapes but whatever. 

The whole time I worked on the green sections I was listening to the very cool Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk on TED. I thought he was great. I think I have a crush on him and his serenity... Check it out if you have time. Its all about meditation and the mind and happiness. That is exactly what it feels like I am doing when I do 'my' little circular patterns, I zone out. Its very meditative.

I also started this tonight earlier but got bored, I will got back to it, I think. The boys were watching Gattica and the movie got to be more interesting than the painting.
I hope everyone has a happy and cool Sunday. Its hot as hell here.
Tomorrow is looking to be a 100 degrees.
Take care and go easy.


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20 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful watercolor work :)
Enjoy your Sunday!

Heather said...

your watercolors are beautiful. your vase is awesome. wonderful!!!!

Debbie said...

I love your style! Beautiful! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog! (I hope you'll follow me too!)

WrightStuff said...

Please can we have some of your heat for the UK....

Beautiful pieces Fran - you are too critical!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Gorgeous watercolors and I agree ~ you are much too critical ~ love the effects both ways ~ am your newest follower ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Melisa said...

The flowers are beautiful and I don't think the glass is overworked. It looks very convincing to me. The one with the shapes does look like it would be very meditative to work on.

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful work...wonderful watercolor technique! New follow from Sunday Sketches!

Manon said...

So refreshing to see those gorgeous colours, we have hardly any flowers here as it just keeps raining and raining in the UK.
ManonX

Diane ~ said...

Your floral is so pretty and i really love the smaller blue and green abstract!
i'm now your newest follower! & thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

Victoria said...

Such gorgeous pieces..wonderful visual impact...beautiful colors..inspiring pieces...stunning!
Victoria
Happy Sunday Sketches

Tracey Fletcher King said...

It looks fab and it must have been very weird to be painting big again... but as to the payne's grey thing... I always think it is a bit dull... I love the blue... maybe a touch of purple in with the blue would have given you the colour you wanted... but being such a colour addict I say go the blue all day every day!!!!! You are fitting so much work in at the moment... I am in awe!!!

Alicia C said...

flower appropriation is entirely forgiveable & appropriate if the purpose is to immortalize them in the groovy painting. Coo abstract too, love the colours, has zentangly characteristics to it!

Natasha said...

Holy crap!

Your watercolours are beautiful. I love the flower sketch. And the patterns and design in the other piece take my breath away. Fabulous.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see all your pieces
my eyes.... love the way you work with color!

Alexandra said...

Your flower watercolour is absolutely beautiful! Wow. Very nice job and inspiring. :) And your zen work is wonderful, too.

sweet limes said...

My jaw is totally on the ground right now. WOW, you do such great watercolour work.

sweetlimes.com

Rita said...

I like your blue glass. The flowers are wonderful. I agree--the meditative doodling is such fun! :)

Terrie Purkey said...

Great watercolor painting - love it's loose and happy feel. and your patterning is amazing - very intricate and detailed.

April Cole said...

Oh soooooo beautiful, Fran!!
I am speechless... ((sigh)) :]

Aimeslee said...

gorgeous work, fran! xoxo