Monday, May 28, 2018

More Magical Seas parts

"Yawn" ...hello again,
I just got out of bed after my nightshift days and the coffee has yet to kick in.
The past days were busy with painting for the "Things with Flowers" challenge , apart from spending time at work . But I got some nice paintings done.
A glass bottle
Watering can....and more, which you can see on my Instagram account

Talking about # favorite things .... two of the most important are your eyes and your camera .
I get funny looks from other people sometimes when I snap pictures of leaves ;)
These for example. These have a stem in the middle and oval shape leaves with a pointed end .

When you look at Morning Glory leaves you will notice that they are like an upside down heart shape.

Then the size.... you have large single oval leaves or 5 or more smaller ones on a single stem. Some have smooth edges, some have little feathered zig zag edges. Also notice the color of the leaves Are they a light green, a rich dark green , are they short before falling off and turning a yellow green?
When you paint these kind of observations are important. I think artists (designers, photographers, painters ) notice these things a lot more when they are out in nature. They are a lot more conscious of colors, shapes and textures even when they just look at weeds by the road side, because even there you can find inspiration.
You can train yourself to be more conscious of these things. Try it when you take a walk next time :)
Maybe even snap a picture or two , or pick a couple of leaves , take them home ,study the shape and draw it. Or better , get your watercolors out. There are some great tutorials on just painted leaves. Just give it a's fun :)

Ok, now to freebie links
Here are two more parts of Magical Seas for you
More papers

and elements

More of this kit next week again ...did I mention it's a large kit ?

Have a great week and be creative.
Hugs Snowy


Edna B said...

Your paintings just keep getting better. I watched the video, but don't understand why she kept leaving a glob of wet paint on every leaf. I'll watch it again, maybe I missed something. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Thanks so much for this lovely kit...I just picked up all 4 today. I appreciate your generosity!

Mom said...

Thank you again, I've collected the whole kit--so appreciated!