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Friday, June 15, 2012

Butterfly effect & Paint Party Friday

Under the African Sky


My daughter recently went on a 19 Day 
wonderful trip to Africa. 
Since she is so like her mother in many ways  
she has a gazillion pictures to share with us. 
This picture was in the first batch she shared.

I knew the minute I saw it  I wanted to paint it and probably in watercolors .
So today I drug all of my watercolor pencils and brushes out to the deck to paint. 
As I quickly tried to do the painting I started remembering all the things about watercolors I had forgotten.
Like don't erase on watercolor paper..it shows when you try to paint...... and don't paint outside on a windy day....it dries too fast.....and don't try to do it quickly. No matter how many other things you have to do that day :0( 
So I'm calling this one my practice piece for the Masterpiece that will get done later :0) 
Linking to ....
Paint Party Friday
and...
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Now I'm off to try real hard to get those other jobs done today...maybe! 


19 comments:

  1. Great birds! Great lessons to learn. :))

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  2. Loving your beautiful birds Carol. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  3. How fortunate that your daughter got to visit Africa...even better is your painted interpretation of her photo! :)
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    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  4. I love your version... the leaves are captured just perfectly...xx

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  5. It's beautiful! It really captures the feel of the photograph with your own unique feel as well.

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  6. Great work! What kind of birds are they?

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  7. The great thing about a gazillian pictures is that you will always have subjects for your art projects. Maybe this is the beginning. Have fun, these are lovely.

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  8. love the birds and how you have done the tree with the leaves!...watercolors for me are so tricky too!!

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  9. Excellent painting ~ loving it ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Oh yes, all the things that make watercolor so frustrating and some of the same things that I frequently forget. But I do like this and it will probably be much easier the next time.

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  11. I'd say that with all those challenges you did comendably well. I like your birds! HPPF.

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  12. even with all the lessons you had to re-learn on this piece i think it is wonderful. I never knew not to erase on paper that will be painted.. good to note, thank you.

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  13. I love your painting Carol! Now following this blog.

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  14. Beautiful birds and a great painting. How lucky your daughter was to be able to go on such a fantastic trip. She takes a very good photo :)

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  15. You are a very talented lady. I will be looking for the announcement of your one woman show before long.

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  16. These are great, Carol! I like both the painting AND photograph! :o)

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