Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watercolor Wednesday Week 34


This weeks paintings are "practice" for a wedding gift for some friends of ours that are getting married.  Although I like this type of artwork, I rarely do it myself.  Probably because it's challenging.  But I guess that's what helps you grow right?  These were actually really, really fun.  There's something very freeing in spraying on the webbing and then seeing what I can create from it, instead of having a painting already in mind before I start.
 I used a different kind of paper that absorbs the paint more than I'm used to.  I studied a lot of STEPHEN GAMMEL 's artwork as well as JOHN BLOCKLEY's in preparation, so you'll probably see a lot of their influence in these.  The next few weeks paintings will probably be in this style so I can have a large number of paintings to choose from to give to our friends for their gift.
I think I'll try a few with my regular Arches paper and see how I fare.
View my other artwork HERE.

33 comments:

  1. I so love the paintings you created. I love the colors & style. Happy PPF!

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  2. Oh, how awesome...love the contrast of the blue against the light foreground! Love your work! POP ART MINIS

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  3. These are so beautiful. I can't wait to see your final piece.

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  4. I really like the second work with trees and landscape. The colors are wonderful and the mood is striking to me. I love it. HAPPY PPF!

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  5. I love these! They have a haunting effect that keeps you thinking about them and going back for another look.

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  6. I am particularly drawn to the last image and the rhythm and movement of the lines!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

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  7. Gorgeous so far - looking forward to seeing what they choose.

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  8. Beautiful work, Jennifer. I especially love the last one. Both have a feeling of mystery to me. These are so different from the bright colors you used last week. But equally beautiful in a different way.
    Faye

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  9. I enjoy stopping by your blog every week. Your painting totally inspire me. :) Beautiful!

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  10. Your paintings are always so lovely and well done ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  11. Such stunning work, there's really an intense mood in your paintings... Love it!

    // -T.W-

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  12. It's fun to see this new direction from you - I agree that it can be fun (and a challenge) to try new techniques!

    xo
    Kristin

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  13. Terrific artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  14. These are so cool! I love Stephen Gammel, and while I can see why you cite it as an influence, these works are beautifully your own. well done!

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  15. Oh wow more of that good stuff, these are great! I love the webbing.
    ManonX

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  16. THis is stunning! Really beautiful!

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  17. I wish I could paint like that, Your work is amazing!!. Thanks for sharing

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  18. The second one stopped me in my tracks. There is something scary, moody, spooky, haunted, a m a z i n g ! What a lovely thing to give as a gift. Truly a treasure. I gotta follow you....going to find your button now...

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  19. there is so much mood to this piece! I like it...very nice. have a great weekend!

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  20. Two great pieces, but my favorite is the second... love the mysterious, eerie feeling you've created in both :)

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  21. Popping by for another peek at your beautiful work!

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  22. These are really different. I'm intrigued by your technique.

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  23. I could get lost in your paintings, just wonderful, thanks for sharing much love Jennibellie x

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  24. These are amazing, Jen. I like this style and suits you very well. What great gifts. Challanging oneself is enjoyable, isn't it? :)

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  25. These are fabulous. They have such energy to them and life. Wonderful and what a lovely gift to receive.

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  26. wow i like these! they are complex no doubt, must require whole lot of patience, bt they are goood! :)

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  27. I LOVE how these turned out! What a cool technique! Great job.

    Smiles

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  28. the muted colors are stunning. i love the effect of the webbing as well. very evocative composition.

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  29. Ohhhhh I love these!!! The ink and watercolors look fantastic together. It just adds another dimension to the work!! Wonderful!

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