Saturday, January 8, 2011

a little bit of paint and water


I decided I would get my paper and little box of paints out and work on another lesson from the class I did a few months ago.

My aim is to be able to keep a journal that uses all manor of embellishments, but before
I start my journal journey I have to learn how to draw, perspective and colour.
-Just the basics would be good!


Oh well, I'm having fun practicing!

Are you learning anything new?

Carole :)


18 comments:

Christine said...

Yeah Carole - I do like your leaves very much. Can't wait to see your flowers especially daisies..... I LOVE daisies!!

Jenxo said...

Carole, what a wonderful start to your art juornal. i guessa lot of it is practice practice practice. I love palying around with faces something very new to me... i really struggle with the light part :(

marigold jam said...

I think those paintings are excellent and will look great in a journal - I wish I could do it too. I did do one lesson but whether I will continue with it or not I don't know - there are only 24 hours in each day and there are so many things I want to do more.

Jane

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Well looks like you are off to a good start for sure!

Caryl said...

Yes I am also enjoying water colours, just finding a little difficult to know when to stop!

Autumn said...

What a beautiful blog you have, Carole! Thanks so much for your comment on my art journals. So much fun to be had! Congrats on your freshly acquired degree! All the best in 2011,
Autumn Clark

Suztats said...

Your paintings are looking great!

Lyn said...

it is looking good so far, well done. I am looking forward to the progress.
love
Lyn
xxx

Donna said...

Oh, how I wish I could draw/paint like that! How lovely!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my 3-year anniversary giveaway! Good luck to you!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Wait, I thought you said you couldn't draw or paint. So these paintings are someone else's? ;)
They are looking pretty good.
Perspective is really over rated. Trust me.

jacaranda said...

You are one very clever lady Carole.

Fleur de Boheme said...

It looks good Carole! Who says you can´t draw?? You should see me drawing, I´m hopeless!!! Should do something about it, a little course would probably help ;-)

Take care, do you have a good summer in New Zealand? I saw lots of pictures on the news from Australia/Queensland, it´s awful! Feel so sorry for the people. Weather´s gone crazy everywhere, we have a very hard winter, snow in Southern Europe, floods in Australia... Hope you´re alright!

xxx Kirsten

Sylvia said...

Lovely paintings, Carole !
Have a nice week,
Sylvia

Dogwood said...

Love the looks of you painting and you do have very nice handwriting!

I went to a Stampin'Up party today and learned lots of great new techniques! Fun...

Have a nice evening.

Anneke said...

what a beautiful leaves carole.
love your work and i wish you a wonderful, creative and happy 2011.
hugs from ann

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and leaving a sweet comment! Because of that, I have found your lovely blog.

Gentle hugs...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I've done some pastels and a little in oil, a long time ago. But keep wanting to try water colors. Wanting to...

Wouldn't it be lovely if finding you, would push me to actually put myself in motion, on this? :-)

Gentle hugs...

Linda said...

Nope...nothing new.... still working on erasing well. You motivate me, though! These are splendid!