Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hibiscus


Hibiscus
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I'm trying to work more on my blending of watercolors -- to try to simplify the process -- practicing in my sketchbook, of course, isn't the best idea ..! LOL Still, late nights and overly busy days dictate using what's at hand and WHEN I can. LOL

I took two nights to work on this ... one to sketch and add first layers; the second night to lift off a lot and redo! LOL

My intent is to keep practicing this blending on watercolor paper, hopefully, if time permits this weekend .... but that's busy too -- but a busy I'm looking forward to. It's Jerry's Art of the Carolina's weekend, and I"m signed up for classes for 2 days -- yahoo!!!!

13 comments:

Carole said...

Lin, this has worked really well. It's a lovely soft painting. You've done brilliantly with the bristles on the brush too - a very difficult subject! And I love that window with flowerpots on - really summery and fresh.

Lorraine said...

Oh this is just so soft and lovely -- the blending is beautiful -- worth every bit of the time you spent on it -- all the details are just perfect. I'm running out of superlatives! It is truly a beautiful flower.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Sandy said...

Well this is gorgeous....whatever you did worked...

sandy

Teri C said...

OMG, it's gorgeous Lin! Beautifully blended and oh so pretty.

Lynn said...

It's lovely, Lin. Both the colors and the blending are beautifully done.

Dee said...

This is a very gorgeous painting. You've done a wonderful job laying down the watercolor.

martha said...

It's looks like you've got quite a handle on blending already. Very nice!

Have fun this weekend - I'm an art class junkie myself :)

Linda said...

This is just beautifully done -- I love those soft colors!

And I'm just eat up with jealousy over the Jerry's thing -- :-D
Have a GREAT time!

Linda said...

Uh, I just realized how very deeply southern I just sounded in my last comment. Lin, people who aren't from our part of the country (y'all that're from off) probably don't even understand that phrase... "eat up with jealousy" indeed ...

Felicity said...

Beautifully done! It shows no sign of giving you any trouble, it's lovely!

Africantapestry said...

A lovely hibiscus Lin...beautiful colours. Enjoy your classes, it sounds tiring, but very exciting!
Ronell

Jana Bouc said...

Mmmmm. Yummy soft colors and so nice to see after reading above about the gas crisis. Who cares about gas when we have lovely flowers!

Marie-Dom said...

This is very lovely. i love the blend of colours.
MD