These two just seem to go together!
Still trying to catch up. This little painting (and I mean little–only 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) was painted on a new (for me) medium called Stampbord. It’s made my Ampersand and says to use it with stamps, inks, embossing etc. It did not say watercolor, but I tried it anyway. The surface is slick, like Yupo paper–only it’s mounted on 1/8″ board. I wasn’t too adventurous with it this time. Maybe tomorrow.
I just love the colors of Fall and especially pumpkins. And I miss them now that I’m living in the desert. It’s still Summer here with highs near 100 this weekend. I know that many of you are starting to see the colors change. Enjoy them for me, won’t you?
I was going through my quilting stash and found this Halloween panel that I must have bought years ago. It was time to make something from it, so I added some 5″ charm pack squares to the sides and some of my favorite Halloween fabric for the top and bottom borders. I think it will fit nicely on my classroom door.
Don’t forget the sale in my Etsy shop: BluePumpkinStudio.com
What is a Yupo Pumpkin? It’s a watercolor pumpkin on Yupo paper! I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new today. Sandy Sandy another (fabulous!) artist in this challenge send me some samples of this paper that really lets the watercolor stay on the surface and facilitates blending colors. Sandy makes such wonderful paintings with this paper. Maybe I wasn’t that adventurous for my 1st attempt, but I’m still pleased with the results.
Original 4″ X 4″ watercolor on board with easel. $28 in my Etsy shop.
Day 30 Yay!! Now I can take a rest. I feel like I’ve really grown as an artist. I like the work I did this challenge better than what I started with the last challenge in January. Leslie will have to do this again so I can keep improving! I almost doubled the number of people following my blog for which I am grateful. In means so much to me to have someone look at my creative efforts. I hope you will keep checking out what I’m doing in the days and weeks ahead.
I am especially grateful for all of you that sent such nice, supportive comments on my paintings. It has really given me the confidence to keep trying. I thank you for that. I will keep painting and I will keep quilting. And I will try to believe that the best is yet to come!
Here is my last painting for awhile. It is larger than the rest and I really tried to push myself to do my best work for the 30th painting. I love color, pumpkins, houses, funky birds and quilting. I tried to get them all in this last one.
Day 24. Can’t believe this challenge is almost over. The big question is: Will I keep on painting? I thought I would move on from the Fall theme, but I must admit I am a sucker for anything Fall-ish. This little painting is of some table decor I bought last year. They are so cute I couldn’t resist painting them. They stand about 6 inches tall and live on my piano at the moment. When I got out my Fall decorations box a few days ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find them. It’s often like that. I buy something, but after putting it away for a year, I forget all about it. So it was fun to experience the “new” find when I opened the box. I wonder what “new” Christmas stuff I will find in a couple of months.
It’s Autumn. With all the beautiful colors starting to appear and the pumpkins on my porch, my thoughts turn to our beautiful world. And how thankful I feel to live in it. This song/hymn has been running through my mind:
For thy bounteous blessings
For thy wonderous work,
For thy loving kindness,
We give thanks, O Lord.
Enjoy the beautiful colors of harvest time!