Sunday, April 10, 2016

Inspired by Still Life Photos

I had mentioned a few posts back that I was working on tulips.....and it is the most challenging flower for me to pin point with watercoloring. Today,  I was inspired by some real life photos of tulips and tried my hand at painting directly from the photos.

Here is my first attempt at my header photo that I have posted around my social media sites:

And here is the original photo inspiration:

My second painting is a single stem tulip, the sentiment is from an old SSS set called Giving Thanks:

And this came from a beautiful photo from one of my Instagram friends - Anne-Lie Dietz who hails all the way from Sweden.  Here is HER photo that inspired my painting above:

I admit on both paintings, my 'pink' tone was much lighter.....which I tend to gear more towards instead of the darker pinks.

So fun, and so grateful for inspiration!!

Hope everyone has a beautiful week ahead!!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Enjoy the small things...

I worked with a 'tiny' little canvas tonight....literally - this card is 2.5 x 2.5, although it seems big in the photo. It's small enough to fit inside the palm of my hand. It will most likely be used as a gift enclosure card.  Thought it would be fun to work with a smaller space, a lot more challenging.

Aside from what I painted, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp - Giving Thanks - SSS131001.

Hope you've had an amazing start to the new month of April! ;))