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 shows when you try to paint...... and don't paint outside on a windy 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
Now I'm off to try real hard to get those other jobs done today...maybe! 


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

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

  3. How fortunate that your daughter got to visit Africa...even better is your painted interpretation of her photo! :)
    Happy PPF!!
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  4. I love your version... the leaves are captured just perfectly...xx

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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 :)

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

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