Friday, December 7, 2012

Today I picked up a paint brush!

Just a few caveats.  I did not paint the chicken in the same lighting as this picture.  I am my own worst critic and I know that many things are way off in the sketch.  However, I am proud of myself in that I used the dreaded watercolors to paint the chick and stuck with it.  I did use one of my free Conte pastel pencils (they are great) in a blue to add to the shadows and a drop of white fluid acrylic to lighten up the highlights.  Actually looking at the opening on top of the creamer (that's what it is) I can see how "off" it is.  But mainly, I am pleased that I tackled something that involved paint (it's been about 3 weeks since I have felt inspired to do so) and I worked with watercolor.  I've missed a couple of weeks of Paint Party Friday - so I'm linking to it here.  Go and check out all the fabulous artists who participate.  And much thanks to Eva and Kristin for continuing to host PPF.  Thanks for stopping by - feel free to leave a comment!!  LOVE to hear from you.

32 comments:

  1. What a lovely little still-life painting!! :)
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    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  2. Great watercolor, wonderful work with colors! Don't be too hard on your self, it is perfect as it is! :) HPPF!

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    1. We are always hardest on ourselves - I actually like the colors - it's the actual sketch I see issues with! But thank you for your encouraging comment.

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  3. I think it looks great! Don't be so hard on yourself! I think you did especially well with the colors and your little chicken seems to have a lot of personality!

    Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement - I just know I could have done a better sketch. Oh well - next time. PS - I like the colors as well

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  4. I think the chicken looks terrific. 'Dreaded' watercolors. Yep, they are a bit tricky, but we'll get the best of them yet. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  5. taking that first step is always amazing and inspiring.. I am so happy you did just that! The result is awesome:)Cheers to more painting okay? :)

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    1. I just haven't wanted to paint for about 3 weeks - so I'm glad to have started again! Thanks for stopping by

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  6. Hi Gina. I think it is perfect. The colors are soft and pretty.

    Watercolors used to be my favorite medium but now I love to work with pastels. They are messy but lots of fun.

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    1. Watercolors have never been my medium - before I used them I figured "how hard can they be?" We all used watercolors (those little pans) in school! I don't use pastel sticks - but I love using PanPastels - not as messy and great color.

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  7. This is wonderful!! It shows your drawing skills and I love the colors, I think it deserves a frame!

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    1. You are a sweetheart! Thanks for your encouraging comment

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  8. Its true that we can be our 'own worst critic' Your chicken is lovely and I like the colours you have used

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    1. Thank you for leaving some "love" for my chicken!

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  9. Beautiful work. Lots of great colors. Thank you. :)

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  10. you did a wonderful job gina!!! aren't we always our own worst critic? i know i am.....well, my hubby may actually be my worst one, then i run a close second. lol! ;) :D

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    1. Hey there Paulette - you have been very busy lately. Love your ladies - thanks for stopping by to comment! Merry Christmas

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  11. I love it, nice. Good reproduction.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  12. Adorable and delightful! very creative and colorful ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

    thanks for coming by ^_^

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  13. Love the lovely watercolors! You did this chicken proud!

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    1. Couldn't roast her - so I painted her! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Lynn

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  14. Fabulous illustration of the chick. :) Love it!

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  15. Lovely and sweet. Good for you to tackle the watercolours, the more you'll use it the better it gets.

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  16. you did a great job and the colours are quite close to the real thing too!

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