Friday, January 13, 2012

Watercolor Flowers And Drips!

"Its a lovely life"
watercolors and pitt pen on 5x7 journal page

As you can see I am still having fun with watercolors. Most of you know by now my need for instant gratification. And that is some of what watercolors do for me. I saw this image in my mind when I was in bed last night trying to fall asleep. That is always the time when my mind races, ideas appear, and words come to life. Of course the same thing tends to happen while I am driving! And always when I am not near a pen or too lazy to get out of bed and record any of it.
But luckily I was able to recall this image when I woke this morning. Although it didn't come out exactly the way I hoped (I need to work on my flower skills!) I do like it. I think I need to get a bigger journal though, the 5x7 is just not enough room for me especially when I love to smear and get messy with this medium. You can see the flowers are just busting out of the edges. lol

I am sharing this over at Paint Party Friday today. Won't you come by and join us? :)

28 comments:

  1. I like these flowers just as they are...they work with the drips. If the flowers were any more structured then I don't think the drips would work...so you just went with what intuition told you to do and it's lovely.

    I know that feeling of having ideas pop up at the "wrong" time...glad you were able to remember most of this one!

    And yes to a bigger journal...lots of room to play!

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  2. I love the art and the creativeness. . . I can't wait to see more art by you. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  3. really pretty! Love the color and lines!~

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  4. Lovely painting ~ colors, lines and flow ~ Don't ya just love those ideas that keep you awake as you are trying to fall asleep ~ glad you could recall it ~~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  5. I like how it dripping the color pink, very good job. Saludos

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  6. Drippy happiness - love the color & the loose drawing!

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  7. Love the dripping flowers and the pink of it all. Very nice job. Have a great week.

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  8. I love this - it makes me think of pink icing oozing and dripping down over the page - wonderful!

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  9. Love your dripping flowers. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. I keep a pen by the bed to capture those moments!

    Love this. We've both gone 'drippy' this week!

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  11. Cathy: I LOVE this piece ... beautiful work! It fills me with hope even when there are 'drips'! LOVE it! Happy PPF!

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  12. I really like how the drips add to your painting. Great work! Happy PPF!

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  13. I love this..rhetorically drips going down are perfectly imperfect...xxx

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  14. Love this combination of intense pinks, range of grays and butterflies! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. i just LOVE this and all your watercolors i see around here! it seems i just can't get around to everyones blogs anymore...sooo many favorites, it's impossible. so i glad to have popped by here and to have seen all your wonderful work! xo

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  16. Oh--I love, love, love this!! I watched Alisa doing this drip technique in her class, and I thought of the flowers like that too (great minds :)
    I just love how you added the vase--and they're perfect!!

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  17. love your color scheme! happy PPF!

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  18. Pink Flowers how can you go wrong.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  19. Love the colors and the drips add so much to the piece! Lovely! :-)

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  20. Your flowers do look like they can barely be contained by the page. The drips add to that feeling, like there is so much life and color, it can't be contained.

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  21. I love this Cathy! The pink is so beautiful with the drips and other colors - gorgeous. I always get ideas as I am trying to go to sleep too. My mind just swirls around...I try to write down what I can remember. :)

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  22. LOVE the fun you are having with watercolors. So glad you shared.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    HappyHorseStudio

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