It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, December 21, 2012

Paint Party Friday

Sea Grape tree leaves

I just completed a class with Barbara Simmons at the Art Center of Manatee.
We worked on wet and dry negative painting.
In my case, I decided to do some leaves taken from a tree in the side yard of the center.
For the background we used antwerp blue and yellow ochre, wet into wet.
We used the same colors on the leaves, leaving the veins white.  We then finished it off with a mix of antwerp blue and burnt sienna.

And now, holiday wishes for all my friends out in blogland.  This has been an amazing year of 
discovery for me.  Not only have I had a ball trying new and different art mediums,
I have found a whole new circle of friends who share my interests.
It just doesn't get any better than that.
Thank you all for your friendship, inspiration and support.

Happy Holidays!
Happy PPF


  1. Your sea grape leaves painting is so beautiful, the leaves appear to glow. Beautiful use of color and light. Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!

  2. Divine and love your Holiday art work ~ Happy Holidays and Happy Winter Solstice ~ ^_^

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

  3. Great doodeling! Love the colors on the second one. Thanks for stopping by! I used watercolor paint in the sketches.

  4. I love your painting. When I read your post and bio you sound like me. It is a wonderful time of life to meet new people who share our interests. My interests have changed since retiring and a whole new world has opened up to me. Have a wonderful holiday.

  5. What a gorgeous neutral palette.
    So amazingly beautiful and exquisite!
    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  6. Soft and lovely leaves delicately painted.
    Happy holiday's to you and happy PPF!

  7. Your sea grape leaves are so gentle- shaded so beautifully! Fun candy cane too! Happy Holidays to you too (and Happy PPF!)

  8. These are both lovely! I really like that Candy cane and Doodling. Very festive.

    Merry Christmas Susan! Happy PPF.

  9. i really like the beautiful, soft lines of your sea grape leaves.

    and your candy cane doodle is very festive!

    happy holidays!

  10. Love all the soft shading and flow of your leaves painting.Great candycane doodle too-love the vibrancy of it! Wishing you and yours the happiest holidays.Happy PPF!

  11. Your Sea Grape tree leaves are so delicate and pretty. And LOVE the candy cane doodle! :)

  12. You leaves are stunning - such a lovely painting. I agree they look so delicate! x

  13. I love those leaves, so delicate, beautiful! Merry Christmas to you too! xx

  14. Two very different art styles. Each wonderful in its own way! HPPF!

  15. I really love the leaves, so soft and delicate, just lovely. Happy Holidays to you too!

  16. Don't you love the variety you can get with only two or three colors? This is really great.

  17. Love how fragile the leaves look and how bright and cheery the candy cane is. :)

  18. Love the leaves, it's ethereal. Wishing you a very festive Xmas and a happy and arty 2013.

  19. YOur leaves are fantastic. Very beautiful with just the 2 colors. I took one botanical illustration class once. We did something similar but used a brush with about 3 hairs! After the 15 or 20 layers of weak color over the leaves, I decided that B. I. was not for me. I like your version which is a reverse painting from what I had. I might try this some time on my own. Thanks for visiting my watercolor doodle post and wishing you happy holidays.

  20. Those leaves are so delicate!
    Happy holidays!

  21. oh wow!!!! the leaves are amazing and love love love the candy cane!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

  22. candy cane...soooo sweet and vibrant in color!! Happy new year ♥ Conny


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