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Category Archives: Sea turtles

5×7 Cards Ready to Paint

 

 

Hello Friends!

I just wanted you to know that I am still working on my cards. ย Unfortunately, I did not make it to the printer this week with the first one. ย I became involved in a huge writing project.

Anyway, I did get three more sea turtles LIGHTLY drawn (sorry if you can’t see them well) onto the watercolor paper and will probably do some painting later today.

I didn’t feel very well for a couple of days this week, but I did get to talk with both of the kids for quite a while which made my week a lot brighter!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and all of you creative people out there are enjoying your creative endeavors, whatever they may be.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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5×7 Sea Turtle #1 FINISHED!!

 

Hello Friends!

Here is my first 5×7 Sea Turtleย watercolor painting with the background! ย This is my Green Sea Turtle. ย In case you’re wondering why they are called “Green,” it is not because of the colors of their shells which are usually a brown color (mine is covered with moss, etc.) but it is because of the fat inside their bodies! ย It is green from all the algae and other plants they eat! ย Cool, huh?

I cannot seem to get my phone camera to do the colors justice, though. ย The blues and greens in the water are not coming out as much as you can see them in person. ย I tried taking the photo in different areas and this one taken outside was the best. ย I think when it is scanned by the computer guy at the print shop, it will come out better. ย I will dropping it off to them on Monday, August 14th since I will already have to be in town that day for the dentist. ย I live over a 30 minute drive away so I go to town as little as possible!

I’m not sure how many to order, but will probably just start with a dozen. ย The first time has to include the cost of scanning the painting as well. ย So it could be two weeks or so before they are ready most likely.

In the meantime, I will be starting on the second one! ย I am also working on my second children’s story for my writing class. ย I wrote the first two drafts out by hand, and the second draft is a lot longer. ย Now I’m going to type them to see what my word count is!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

 

5×7 Sea Turtle #1

Hello Friends!

Today, I spent about five hours painting this turtle. ย I just need to add a background to it tomorrow, because I am all painted out now! ย Sea turtles are docile creatures even though their bills make them look a little sad. ย I hope this one doesn’t look too sad! ย This is Thomas #2.

I will post it again tomorrow when it is finished. ย This will be the first 5×7″ sea turtle card I will be getting scanned for printed cards. ย Also, if anyone wants a print of it, tell me what size, I’ll find out how much, and you can contact me through my Facebook art page, also called https://www.facebook.com/PatsysCreativeCorner, to make arrangements for purchasing either prints or cards. ย For some reason, the little Facebook tab on my blog’s front page takes you to someone else’s page with my name. ย It’s not me! ย It got messed up somehow and I haven’t figured out how to remove it yet. ย Oh the joys of computers!

I have been trying to set up a way for people to buy directly from Facebook through Paypal, but am not having success with getting my “shop” to show up. ย I need to get someone who is savvy in that to help me!

Also, I am working on drawing the mice from Cinderella. ย So fun!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Australian Flatback Sea Turtle

Hello Friends!

Wow, yesterday was quite the day being a guest on my friend Jill’s blog! ย I met several new wonderful people and their thoughtful comments made my day! ย Thank you, Jill, and everyone!

As promised, here is another sea turtle I have re-drawn in a 5×7 size that I will paint again in watercolors. ย This is the Australian Flatback; their scutes on their backs don’t seem to be as prominent as other types of sea turtles – they look smoother which is why I painted it that way originally. ย I may change it a little, though and just make the lines light.

I named Christine when I first painted my huge one a few years ago. ย I named her after Christine, a fellow blogger I met here on WordPress who lives in Australia and is also a wonderful and creative artist herself. ย I learned a lot from her when I first began my blog four years ago. ย She does more teaching on her blog which is a great gift she has.

Here is a link to Christine’s blogย https://zenschoolforcreatives.com/category/watercolours/

Well, it is back to the drawing/painting board for me! ย Also…writing. ย I am beginning a new writing course which I will tell you about soon.

Watch for a few more turtles coming along! ย I may also start on a new sea turtle project for displaying at a local art gallery. ย I will tell you more about that later, too. ย It is not a commission or anything I was asked to do. ย It is a voluntary piece I can contribute for their Holiday sale where people can sell paintings and crafts they’ve made I think. ย I will be finding out more about it soon.

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ON MONDAY, WATCH FOR MY NEXT GUEST BLOG POST. ย My guest will be another friend I met through our local Writer’s Forum group, Vickie Linnet.

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Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Sea Turtle & Interview at Jill Weatherholt’s Blog

 

Hello Friends,

Here is another sea turtle I drew recently and plan to paint in watercolors to get 5×7 cards printed from. ย It is a rough draft as you can see by all the erasure marks! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime………

 

Today, my friend, Jill Weatherholt, is kindly featuring me on her blog! ย She gave me some interesting questions to answer, so if you want to know a little more about me, hop over to her fantastic blog here, and read about all of the other great bloggers she is featuring in her “Summer Spotlight!” ย You can find her blog here:ย https://jillweatherholt.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/summer-spotlight-patsy-parker/

See you over there!

 

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Remember Me?

Hello Friends,

I was looking at a photo of the painting I did three years ago of Kevin, the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle and trying to re-sketch him on my 5×7 watercolor pad. ย And again, the issue for me with watercolor pencils seems to be with color and blending. ย  This came out too bright and yellowish looking to me. ย But it was still good drawing practice and relaxing while we were watching our ER dvds. ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is a link to my original painting of Kevin and his sea turtle friends.

https://patsyscreativecorner.com/my-7-sea-turtles/

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

PhotoPad Fun!

Hello Friends!

The other day I got to chatting with a fellow blogger, Kevin Cameron, who also has a blog here on WordPress calledย https://kevincameronartist.wordpress.com/.

I was asking him what type of photo editing he used and we went back and forth for a while. ย I can’t afford what he has, but he took the time to help me find a FREE one called PhotoPad! ย It is simple, easy to use, and the price is just right for me at this time! ย Thanks Kevin! ย I appreciate your help!

So I was “doodling” around with one of my paintings that I have published here before, and this is how I changed my Floating sea turtle! ย I love purple and yellow! ย I also added a border!

The New Floater

 

The Original Floater

Pretty cool huh? ย It will be a fun “toy” to play with and a great tool for editing any photos or just changing stuff up to make something new! ย So I glad I held out and waited until I found the person who was able to help me most!

I am still working on a painting and my drawings for future prints of new 5×7 sea turtle cards, but it will take a while. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

WINNER of Giveaway Watercolors!!

Hello Friends!

Today I am going to be announcing the WINNER of the Giveaway for these two paintings! ย I picked from the five names of people who liked the post announcing the Giveaway. ย I had to shoot the video last night since we will be out of town for part of the day today. ย Thanks to all who entered! ย Congratulations to________WATCH!

 

 

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Green Sea Turtle Drawing

 

Hello Friends,

Here is a new drawing of my green sea turtle, Thomas. ย It looks a little different than the first painting I did. ย Yet, I am sure not all green sea turtles look exactly the same as far as their scales and faces go.

This is a new sea turtle that will also become a 5 x 7″ ย watercolor painting that I will want to have new blank greeting cards printed from, and I will add a background to it, too.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Drawing

Hello Friends,

Meet Olive, the Olive Ridley sea turtle again, (or if you haven’t met her, she says “Hello everybody!”) ย This is a quick sketch of her, but I will add an ocean background, probably different from the larger painting I did a few years ago. ย  I have redrawn her on a much smaller scale! ย And here is why —

 

I wanted you to know that I am redrawing the seven types of sea turtles again to paint in watercolors on a much smaller scale, 5 x 7 to be exact, so I can get blank greeting cards made from them. ย (This is in response to my “#1 fan” Jill W.!! ย I love you, Jill!) ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

So that is what I am working on in addition to doing a new watercolor painting for a friend which I am going to post when it is done. ย I will be posting the second sea turtle I drew later this week, too. ย Hmmm….which one will it be?

I hope you all are enjoying your summer! ย We finally have some much cooler weather for a while which I am enjoying! ย Stay cool…and always remember to….

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a BIG hug! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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