Watercolor In My Journal

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I did this one while out “camping”, and by camping I mean being in our gorgeous 19 foot Travel Trailer.

I copied it from an image I found on the ‘net, and I forgot to make of note of the original artist’s name, so if you know who it is, tell me and I’ll tag ’em.

The original artist had done the background, inside the circle, an opaque bright yellow, and it looked gorgeous.  I was so happy with this little painting that I didn’t want to take a chance on wrecking it by adding the yellow background – what a chicken, eh?

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Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #80

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I have 111 books in my studio (yes, I counted them) that are Tutorials,  and I acquired them slowly over about 10 years.  I find that I no longer go to them for inspiration, and decided to get rid of them.  Before I do that, however, I’m going to TRY to do ONE PAGE out of each book.  Wish me luck……

31 Books Down, 80 to go….

Book:  Watercolor For The First Time, Kory Fluckiger

Review:  This book seems pretty advanced for someone painting “for the first time”.  Good art examples in it, tho’.

I copied a Frog hanging from a piece of bamboo.  I don’t love it, don’t hate it…………  It DID feel good to be painting again………..

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Vietnam…… My Watercolor Journal…..

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Well, I’m finally getting around to posting the pages from my watercolor journal…..  Jen, one of my travelmates, was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more productive in hers, as usual….  But still, I did a few and they’ll be great reminders of our trip….

It was Tet, a national holiday, while we were there, and Carnations were everywhere!

Dragon Fruit – it looks prettier than it tastes – it’s rather bland.

This doesn’t even come CLOSE to showing how ridiculous the telephones wires are

We actually took an Ox Cart Ride – super dusty and bumpy, and cheesy and touristy, but I still loved it

Sadly, they still have Cock Fights here…. so horrible…..

I Loved being pulled around in the rickshaw, but the Air Pollution in the big cities was sooo bad….

This isn’t a picture of someone “flicking” her head, it’s to remind me of how beautiful and intricate their hand movements are

My travel mates went to the Killing Fields, but I couldn’t do it.

Soooooooooo many monks, just wandering around peacefully in their orange robes…

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Some MORE Watercolor Christmas Postcards……

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Note:  I created a separate PAGE (as opposed to a Blog Post) for Christmas Cards that I’ve made.  Go here to see them, if you like.

I promise that this is the LAST “Found” art post, honest!

I found a few more Christmas Cards that I painted in 2018.  The first one is my favorite.  I haven’t actually SENT any Christmas Cards out in 2 or 3 years, but I still enjoy sitting with the ladies and drinking wine and painting……………..

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Some Watercolor Christmas Postcards……

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A few Christmas Cards that I painted in 2018

These first ones turned out quite well

Fa La La La Llama….

But they’re not all keepers…..

 

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Watercolor with the Ladies….

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Yet another fabulous day in the studio, laughing, talking, eating, and oh yeah, we actually also did some watercolors.

2 of these ladies paint with me fairly regularly, but one of ’em had never used watercolor before, and she did SOOOOOOOOOO well.

We all worked on 4″ x 6″ pieces, and did the same three Images – a Cone Flower, a silhouette of a Heron, copied from Carol Grigg, and a bough with Cherries on it.

The ladies, in all their Glory!

My pieces

Lorna’s

Lou’s

Dar’s (the Newbie!!!)



All the pieces on display – yep, I actually were my hair like that.  On Purpose!

 

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Vietnam – the final post….

Here are just some random images of things we did or saw or experienced

Biking through Hoi An, early in the morning, which is why it isn’t crammed with people and bikes and motorcycles and chickens and and and and…..

We took a Cable Car Ride near Phu Quoc

Apparently, wearing matching Dorky Outfits is a “thing” in Vietnam….  Sooooo many people had these on, it was astounding……….

Boats in Hoi An, in the Touristy Area

NON-Touristy boats – these are the real deal, that they live on.  Makes you really appreciate your own home, eh?

Hoi An at night………

We took a TriShaw ride, loved it!

Monks……….  They were everywhere, and it’s just a magical thing to see them wandering….

One of my most memorable moments – spending time with 8 year old kids at their school, teaching them English words.  These kids were SO keen to be in school….

Lounging in our beautiful luxurious cabin on the Meikong River Cruise – Shout out to AMA Waterways!

Oxen……… gorgeous gentle creatures………..

What a fabulous adventure with my wonderful travel mates………………..

 

 

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