Thursday, March 3, 2011

My New Hobby

I've always been fascinated with watercolor paintings. Especially those combined with pen and ink. While I've had watercolors in my studio for a few years now, I've never really taken the time to really get to know them. So I decided to change that.

I cut some watercolor paper to a smaller size, 2.5" x 3.5" or artist trading card size. I grabbed my watercolor paint palette and my water brushes and set up in my favorite chair in the TV room. I have been working on these in the evenings while sitting with the hubby.

This flower piece is the first one I did.


Next I tried a face.


And then another face.


I am hoping to continue with these a few nights a week and hopefully I'll continue to improve. As with most things I do, I really believe that the more I practice, the better and more comfortable it will get.

I'm not sure what I'll end up doing with these three ATCs. I may attach them to greeting cards, keep them in a file to compare my progress, or maybe I'll even give them away.

In other news. . .the Twelve by Twelve group is having a book release party. Our new book was offically "released" on March 1. I'm really not sure what it means to be "released", especially since the book became available before this date. Anyway, the party started yesterday (March 2) and will continue for twelve days. You can get in on all the fun, just head on over to the group's blog and leave comments on all the blog posts during the party days. All you have to do is answer the questions posed in each blog post and you will be entered to win. Each day you comment, you will have another chance to win. Yay!

10 comments:

  1. These are great! You say you will improve, well maybe in your comfort but these look totally resolved already, no improvement needed!

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  2. Cool! I can already see greater skill in utilizing both the w/c and the small format by the third card - which, BTW, is gorgeous!

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  3. I'm with stART, Terri - progress shows from #1-#3. :o)

    Lovely! Watercolors are my faves. Enjoy!

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  4. I have an ATC I would be willing to trade with you! Check out http://quiltordye.blogspot.com/2011/02/tickle-me-pink.html

    Also, Karen has paved the way for guest bloggers on "And Then We Set It On Fire." Would you be willing to be a guest blogger this month to talk about your experience with fabric and ink?

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  5. Terri they look fabulous! What fun.

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  6. I really enjoyed this Terri; the faces are fabulous, in my opinion. Noticed the shading, and the lovely eyes on each piece. Keep it up!

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  7. goodness Terri, these are great. the simplicity of the flowers really appeals.

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  8. Fantastic Teri! You are amazing. I have "stored" watercolors in my work area for years and your approach has inspired me to dig them out. Thanks!

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  9. How great that you decided and did tackle your watercolors. Your ATC's are beautiful. Congratulations on your Book Release. Very exciting...

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  10. Good for you on these watercolors. Don't forget to use your FW acrylics too. You can buy a nib and holder to use the ink in a "pen" and do your outlines and highlights that way:)

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