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GIVEAWAY Watercolor Paintings

Hello Friends,

I know I already posted here today about World Watercolor Month starting.  So…I decided to go ahead and do a little sketch on a small 4″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper I already had cut from my 300 lb. Fabriano watercolor paper.   There is just one thing…this is a 2 for 1!  

The first painting I did is this one, the front view of a bloomed rose.  (I haven’t done flowers in a LONG time!) So if you don’t like the rose, you can turn it over to find…..“Suzy Sea Turtle” (that’s what I’m naming her.)   AND…

I AM GOING TO GIVE HER AWAY!!!   This is something I have never done on my blog or my Facebook art page, but I thought it might be fun.  Keep in mind, though, that the background color behind Suzy looks a little bluer in the picture than it actually is.  I mixed a little French Ultramarine with my Thalo Crimson for a light wash which makes a nice lavender, but I’m still getting used to my new phone’s camera getting the colors accurate.

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So here’s what you do if you want to win Suzy and The Rose:

  1.  Leave a comment and/or like the post.  Then I will put your name in a hat and pick a winner.
  2. Watch for the winner to be announced on Wednesday, July 5th, 8 a.m., Pacific time.   Once you know you are the winner, you can e-mail me at larrytheleatherback17@gmail.com to give me your mailing address, and I will get Suzy and The Rose mailed off to you next week, okay?

Thanks a lot everyone!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

 

 

 

 

Flower Friday

Here’s a photo I took in the spring of last year of the thistles that grow around our fish hatchery. I have not drawn or painted it yet, but plan to eventually. So that is all for today, no drawing or painting.

Thistle

Also, I am thinking of my parents today. I believe it would have been their 63rd anniversary if they were still here. Rest in peace Mama and Daddy. I love you and miss you.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂

Wacky Wednesday

A couple of weeks ago I began drawing circles using a stencil, but this is what became of them! It resembles an interesting jellyfish, I think!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂

Wacky Wednesday - Jellyfish

Flower Fridays

MORE IRISES

My Iris paintings were done from photos. A dear friend of mine named Andrea had these in her backyard. She had her so take the photos and give them to me to paint from. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to give the paintings to her, because she passed away unexpectedly. Whenever I look at them, I ponder the dear friendship I had with her for over ten years.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂

Wacky Wednesday

Here’s a watercolor of the yellow flowers I took a blurred picure of for just this purpose! Only they didn’t turn out very “abstract” did they? I almost saved them for Flower Fridays, but what the heck? Happy Wednesday!

Yellow Flower Abstract

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug.  🙂

Flower Fridays

“Andrea’s Iris”

8×10 Acrylic

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Wacky Wednesdays

Blurry yellow flowers

Here’s a close-up I took of a flower and blurred purposely so I can do an abstract of it later, so I’ll probably post the painting next week.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. 🙂

Flower Fridays

Just a few flowers from a bouquet my husband surprised me with the other day. Watercolor sketch.

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Spring Flowers

Wacky Wednesdays

Just rollin’ in the colors!

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Crazy Color Wheel

Flower Fridays

Acrylic Yellow Pansy

Yellow Pansy

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