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

Friday, November 11, 2016

It's Paint Party Friday!!

How is it that Friday comes 'round so fast?
If the weeks are flying by, so are the months...and years.
This week I was digging around under the bed in the "file cabinet" and 
pulled out a couple of old starts that needed to be finished.
The first was a background that I tried to do drips on, but failed
So I pulled out the trusty stencils and went to work

This one never came together for me.  I couldn't decide if I needed to 
paint the notes black or what. They just seemed to be scattered and floating.   
Then I decided to add the lines for the notes and I think it works now.

We are moving in to the blooming season for my orchids .
Here are a few samples of the lanai this week.

My first ever brassavola orchid, a portion of which is hanging on a date palm.

One of my favorites, Cattleya George King Serendipity always has lots of twin blooms.

So while my country settles, I focus on what I love and shut out the rest.
Wishing you all a happy PPF


  1. Drawing the line did the trick, it looks great now. Love your flowering orchids, I have never had any luck with them!Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

    1. You have to have the ability to ignore them and then let them surprise you.

  2. As a floral lover I'm thrilled with your Cattleya! Beautiful art work as well. Happy weekend!


  3. beautiful and very creative art work ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

  4. gorgeous art- and yes, the lines for the notes really anchored them to the piece! Your flowers are so beautiful. Though we are in autumn heading into winter most all of my summer flowers and baskets are still blooming-the longest I have ever had them and that makes me very happy:) Happy PPF!

  5. lol, my first thought of the first image was macroshots of droplets :) nice work. :)

  6. You paintings are just good as you made them.
    Lovely orchids.
    Happy PPF ❤

  7. I like both your pieces. A new eye can sometimes make the difference! Love your orchids!

  8. The lines on the notes do pull it together. Lovely orchids.

  9. I'm finishing up a few oldies too...yours turned out gorgeous...I love the added music notes..your art and orchids are stunning.. Such a visually uplifting post!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Sometimes redoing or finishing something we've started is a satisfying endeavor. I like your finished music piece.

  11. "Shut out the rest" .... that might be a good idea ... ;-) I love the composition of your pieces, and you're right: the lines make it all come together. Great work!

  12. Hi Susan, You mixed media work is so interesting! It had me wondering how you did the drips, now in circles contrasted with the background design. Really great! Amazing how just adding lines to your musical
    theme made such a huge difference! Have a great week.

  13. I like both pieces very much. I agree with Gloria, adding the lines made all the difference in the world.

  14. All these orchids are just gorgeous. And I love the pieces you posted. Nice abstract art, something I think I need to try a bit more. Hugs-Erika


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