Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sunday Sketches: Growing little by little



I've been enjoying this brand new private Facebook Artist Journal Workshop I'm now a part of.  The daily themes have been challenging at times but good for me; pushing me outside of my comfort zone so I can grow in my watercolor/sketching skills.  The first painting was for today's theme/challenge - flowers.  I wanted to create a zen-like doodle on top of spattered watercolor and am pleased with it since it's probably the first time I've done any sort of thing such as this.

The second painting is my version of Claude Monet's 19th century painting titled, "The Costoms House Morning Effect". It was quite intimidating at the beginning but I'm glad I pushed through because the end results were more than I could have ever hoped for!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!  Happy SS! I look forward to catching up with everyone.

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15 comments

  1. LOVE the way you've interpreted these themes - gorgeous work!! I always keep a vase of fresh flowers in the window ledge of the kitchen - somehow they make cooking/cleaning a little more pleasant.

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  2. These are beautiful Sketches. Love them.

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  3. Lovely work!!!

    Thanks for another great Sunday Sketches!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  4. Peaceful atmosphere in the landscape. I liike the colours on the flowers,too

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  5. Happy Happy New Year Sweet Pea - it thrills me to see you growing in such leaps & bounds !! Look how far you've come ... amazing. Much love to both of you (& sweet dog also) xoxo Susan & les Gang

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  6. This is the time of years to sketch flowers, for sure! We're so bitterly cold.

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  7. Lovely sketches Alexandra! I'm making a sketch a day and hoping to carry on next week with them. It's quite a challenge to be given a topic to do, I love the Monet one!
    Jess xx

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  8. Wow, I love your paintings and the vibrant colours! It's great that the challenge has you painting lots of different topics!

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  9. How wonderful those are Alexandra! Challenges can be great. I love those.

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  10. Those are yummy looking paints that made these delicious paintings. What brand? They look Japanese?
    Happy Sunday!

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  11. Both are very lovely ~ well done ~ as always ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  12. You create such beauty!
    Love these , Alexandra.

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  13. Both paintings are so cheerful! Beautiful =)

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  14. It's really phantastic to see how your wonderful art collection grows week by week. And I fell in love with your beautiful purple flowers immediately. Oh these colors have nearly a healing quality. It feels so good to look at them!

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