Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ms. Lady and Friend


I started painting my latest sketch that was shared a few days ago.  It's been a full week already, but hopefully I can get Ms. Lady and her friend completed soon.

Now that the storms have passed tonight, I'm off to cozy up with the pups and hopefully get some rest.
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  1. She's looking good! I like the sky!

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  2. I love lady bugs!! This is going to be very sweet! We had big storms last night too. Mother nature is strange lately!

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  3. I like the sky and the leaves...nice textures!
    Get some rest and take good care!

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  4. Hope you got some rest. Thinking of you daily. If you like to have a laugh check out this post of mine:

    http://paulabowser.blogspot.com/2011/05/land-of-opportunties.html

    Much love, Paula

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  5. She is looking good!

    Lots of love to you sweetie.
    xOx

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  6. So far so good! Can't wait to see her face.

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  7. Ladybirds always make me think of summer. I've just been to see my friend who is a potter. She does projects with infant/ junior schools and, the children draw pictures on clay tiles which get fired and are grouted together to make a large ceramic image and are put in the gardens of the school. Today's one's that were being fired had ladybirds and bumble bees on them. They were so cute and, although your painting is much more mature ( obviously !!) they have their similarities.
    Hope the storms have gone now and you have been snuggled up with your pups !!
    XXXX

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  8. I, too love lady bugs. They are so cute and friendly looking. Can't wait to see the next step : )

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  9. the ladybug is really popping! nice. We had storms last night too...scary and quick.

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  10. have a cozy evening,, lovely sketch

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  11. She looks to be a sweetheart! Sophia..thanks for popping by..it's always great to see you. Regarding watercolors and controlling the wetness...so let's see..for backgrounds, I like to float a bit of clear water into the area that I want color to fill..then I load the brush with color and swish it into the background. I then dry my brush a lot, and take it into the background and move the paint and water around. Having a dry brush helps to remove some of the liquid while I'm moving the color in and around the background. Then I add more intense color and leave the background alone til it dries. I go in to the detail areas similarly - but instead of floating clear water, I gently use a pale version of color in the area I want to paint, dab with a tissue if it is too wet, and then use a dry-ish brush to work in the tone..perhaps taking a little more paint on the brush to add shadow, etc. I hope this helps! : )

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  12. your watercolor is so sweet sophia! my boys love catching ladybugs:) wishing you a relaxing and beautiful weekend!!! many xoxo...jenn

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