Tuesday, 1 March 2016

SOMETHING IN THE WOODS



After my little foray into minimalist art, I had the insatiable desire to use every colour in the watercolour boxes.




This is how it started, measuring 11 x 10 inches (28 x 25 cms.).  I painted it straight on to the paper, no thumbnail drawing, no pencil outlines, just using the brush and paint to show the way, starting with the trees.





And this is how it finished, combined with a separate painted background I just happened to have in my back pocket





using photo-editing to join them together.






Linking to
"Art Journal Journey", where the theme chosen by Chris is
"If you go down to the woods"
and
"Paint Party Friday".

47 comments:

  1. Lovely work Sheila, thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey. Love the colours, too Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Wow.. seems dangerous for those deer - I hope this is not a oversized bird of prey - lol!
    Lovely painting dear Sheila -
    Don't the new AJJ theme perfectly match your personal tastes?!
    I knew it!!
    Thanks for your first wonderful entry to our challenge!
    oxo
    Susi

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  3. Dear Sheila how nice to see this lovely little artwork you have created with the water colors.
    The idea to make a separate background and put it together with photo-editing is great.
    I must smile when I saw your water color boxes, I own exactly the same. I bought them on a journey and they are perfect to take them with me on a journey.
    Dear greetings and have a nice and creativ March.
    Sabine

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  4. I love how you used every color. This is so much fun. I'd love to go into such a colorful woods, nothing scary in this view. Happy March...can you believe it is already the third month of the year? Hugs!

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  5. Minimalist art indeed! Super use of watercolour, particularly the background. Love the bird, love it all, Awesome !!

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  6. How clever you are!! The colours are gorgeous and I particularly love the wee bird. Spring seems to have sprung here today, hope it's the same for you :D x

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  7. Something magical is happening in this beautiful forest, isn't it:)
    Love this fabulous watercolour art piece, Sheila.
    Hugs xx

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  8. Painted backgrounds handy in your back pocket...who would have ever guessed? I suppose you might never know when you will need one....like .....right now. I chuckled over that. I do believe you have every single color in the box on your painting. It shows what fun you had creating this one. You have the best creature menagerie in the whole world. The best plant life too! And you are able to work magic with your art. DEVINE!

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  9. Wow, OH WOW, Sheila. This is art at its finest. Wish I had a background that creative in my back pocket. In fact, I wish I had a back pocket! This is simply gorgeous and filled with color and happiness.

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  10. Your trees are so playful and colorful. Love your use every color in the box exercise. xox

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  11. You have painted such a nice colorful scene - how beautiful you have used all the colors in your pallet!
    The flying bird has really a lot of speed ... and the two dogs (are the poodle?) are surely girl and boy who just fall in love. How sweet!!! Greetings - Ulrike

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  12. how lovely that you know how to put two pieces together. i have no idea as to how to do that.
    such a lovely piece. fun to just paint, no sketching. did you use every color?

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  13. That is really amazing like fairytale and I love fairytales, they inspire the fantasy!
    Big hugs Anja

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  14. What a fabulous scene! Those water colours look very inviting!! So pleased to see you here! Hugs, Chrisx

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  15. i´d love to come into this forest where poodles meet at night, whispering secrets, attended by a beautiful kingfisher... what a beautiful Scene you created by working hybrid! you are creating a Story in my head...

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  16. A really lovely scene in a forest, you are so talented with brush and water colors.

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  17. This piece fascinates and draws me in, very magnetic and beautiful. It feels soft and gentle and is simply quite unique! I love it!

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  18. Beautiful and free this time! I can see the free flow in this and I have to say I love the pieces more in its seperate form :) the second is so imaginative with its "purpely misty I am sitting here and watch the evening to come" - feeling...Loooove! ♥ Conny http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  19. love all the colours..and they are great watercolours as I have them too..very handy

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  20. A great combination, it brings spring!

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  21. What a delightful piece. I love working without outlines and this is really successful. Such joy!
    Happy PPF

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  22. Oh I am loving how it all came together...but I just want to grab it and stick into a bunch of colour edits... I am Happytiler...and I am a colour edit addict!lol Love this colour combination...but I am soooo curious how a bunch of other ones would look....or did they turn out terrible? I have some that just don't change well...and end up quite ugly in fact.This combination looks like it might be stunning... but hey...it's ALWAYS a surprise!! Thanks for sharing...your work always makes me happy!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. wonderful --so freely painted and colorful!

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  24. Wow a blast of color. I really do enjoy seeing the progression of your art. Thank you.

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  25. i love those discs, though the 12's in brilliants are my faves... love what you did with them

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  26. This is so lovely! You've created a magical forest, I especially I like your trees.
    Great watercolour piece! Mar :)

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  27. It's always fun to play with all the colors. Your forest scene is delightful. Blessings!

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  28. Fun to see how it changes with some photo editing.

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  29. Great fun. I'm gonna look about your page and see if I can find your Instagram.

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  30. Wonderful! Perfect combination of painting and background! I like your cute bird!

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  31. This is a lovely painting. Interesting how you put it together digitally.

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  32. I love it with and without the background! It is interesting how the colours change and the effect it creates changing the background. Fab!

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  33. Wonderful colored and painted dreamy scenery!
    I wish you a nice week,
    big hugs Anja

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  34. What a darling little birdie. Your artwork is pretty to my eyes. Happy PPF!

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  35. This is very nice work. Hope you are doing good Sheila. Wonderful work.

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  36. Wow! When you joined them together you created such a pretty, pretty piece. I love your animals and trees. I posted my first distress ink today. I cannot believe I did it, but I just closed my eyes and hit the "publish" button. A week ago I did not even know why distress ink was. I am having such a good time thanks to you and my other friends and your encouragement. Hugs.

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  37. So cool! I love the way you use photo editing to join your works of art together! Absolutely gorgeous, my friend!

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  38. You do make it look like 'magic' Sheila...
    I know it's not as easy as poof.
    Lovely combination of your art pieces.
    oxo

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  39. great fun catching up with all the post I have missed. Good to know you are still producing lovely imaginative work. Colours as glowing as ever

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  40. What a wonderful work! The little funny bird and the two sheep. I think there are sheep ;)Is lovely!

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