Tuesday, January 28, 2014

woyww - watercolours




Painting flowers (freestyle) which I find very relaxing as it just empties my mind.   I adore botanical watercolours but, do not have the talent nor the patience.  So I paint imaginary flowers.

A couple of pics from my journal.

A landscape done quickly on the way down the California coast, minus the telegraph poles and lanes of highway of course!


Just to show that I do branch out occasionally a pic of a hat made famous in the "Breaking Bad" series. DH pointed out that it was first made famous by Popeye Doyle in the "French Connection"but that just shows our age.

Join in with the lovely Julia, share your desk and visit the world.

48 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra, The watercolours are great! I especially like the misty "highway"! Catch you soon.

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  2. You make watercolors look easy, but to me, they are just messy, inky blobs. I love what you do, though.

    I got to see Breaking Bad one week right before it went off the air. AMC showed all the shows in order. I had my VCR going double time (grin). Sadly, I don't remember that hat. Guess I had my eyes closed a lot due to all the violence.

    Happy WOYWW from #1 and thanks for visiting already.

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  3. Marianne Moore said, Poetry is real frogs in imaginary gardens. Who is to say what is real.
    I love your flowers.
    i always visit my neighbors first.
    thanks for the snoop around
    robyn 7

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  4. I love your watercolors. I wish I had a talent for painting. #3

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  5. I too love watercolor, but have no talent. Your work is lovely. Peg R #13

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  6. I don't really ever use paper for those die cuts. Just too fragile. That's another reason why I keep all sorts of packaging (to put through the Cuttlebug) and then you can colour it any way you want. Lately I have been painting them with H2Os. Having a good time doing CJS14 but probably a good thing it's nearly over :)

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  7. Aren't watercolours wonderful? Your flowers are lovely.

    Happy WOYWW to you!
    :)trisha
    #21 this week
    with a BIG mess

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  8. Lovely lovely watercolor drawings! Well yes, French connection of course. I'm familiar with the breaking bad other than I've heard what's it about and won't watch it. Back to those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #23

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  9. I like to fiddle too much to do watercolours. I admire your style. You are talented! #32

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  10. I couldn't even do free style imaginary flowers that well!! Happy WOYWW Helen #9

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  11. Love the CA hillsides....and your flowers are lovely. Nice work!
    Sara j #45

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  12. Beautiful art on your desk today, you are very talented. I can't paint for toffee, so pleased I found stamping all those years ago so that I can pretend I'm an artist.
    Happy WOYWW
    Ann B
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  13. Goodness, Sandra, your paintings are beautiful. I love the light quick style you have, I fiddle and faff far too much and would love to have your style.
    Your flowers are lovely too, so vivid and full of sunshine!!! Raining again here today and much colder, brr. Thanks for the ray of sunshine you sent my way.
    Hugs Lisax #59

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  14. I would LOVE to be able to just swish a brush and get a great result like you can...the only time that happens with me is when I'm decorating, lol! I love that landscape, almost abstract but you can see how the land lies. Brilliant!
    Hugs, LLJ 51 xx

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  15. Your watercolours are beautiful, very talented... thanks for visiting, and for the compliment..Hope you have a great week and Happy Craftying DeDe #47

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  16. Oh my, your watercolours are just fabulous! What a talent!

    Thanks for stopping by my desk already. Happy woyww.

    Zoe #55

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  17. Lovely to be back and I'm glad I didn't miss your lovely artwork. Thanks for popping in on me too,
    jo x

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  18. Lovely paintings. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I'm running late with my visits today [well late for me :-) ].
    Have had a busy morning playing with the twins but they are both down for their naps now so I'm having a quick catch up with my friends :-)
    Your water paintings are just gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 38

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  20. I love your imaginary flowers, I wish I could paint. I loved the coast too - minus all the eyesores :) Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier. Cx #27

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  21. "do not have the talent nor the patience" - Oh yes you do!!! I think your paintings are lovely. Wonderful to see the sunny flowers on another freezing day in Michigan (39" of snow now and currently -17C). Hope you enjoyed your trip to the US too, California is such a diverse state

    Hugs
    Brenda 6

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  22. I am always so envious of those who can watercolour well (I am a little too heavy handed for such delicate work I think!) - your paintings are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    Kate #52

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  23. Your flowers are so peaceful and gorgeous--they make me long for spring! And, I feel inspired to get out my watercolors too. Thanks for your sweet visit today. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #20

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  24. I wish I had that talent. Love the California minus hey and highlines

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  25. Oh your flowers are so much better that the IRL ones, you have such talent. Beautiful landscape too and one on my favorite shows Breaking Bad. Thanks for sharing and popping in to say hi, was nice to have you visit and leave a comment.

    Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
    Eliza & Yoda 15

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  26. Oooo, your watercolors are gorgeous, love the bright, springtime colors.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #5

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  27. Looking at your water color paintings make me take a moment and relax, they are so easy on the eyes........really, really like them.
    Krisha #31

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  28. Sandra I love your watercolours. Nice to paint the scenery as you see it in your mind, rather than the harsh reality too.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

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  29. first...I love your logo! How fun your fantasy flowers are and thank you for sharing your lovely journal paintings...very nice. You are quite the talent!

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  30. Thanks for popping by my blog.

    Loving the flowers.

    Sue 58

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  31. I love your stylised flowers, it doesn't matter if they are painted from life or not, the main thing is that the process makes you happy. ;)

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  32. Your paintings are amazing!
    Have a great week, Debxx #17

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  33. WOW you are a very talented lady love your watercoloured flowers they are gorgeous. thanks for sharing
    Hayley G #106

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  34. Your paintings are so lovely and show such talent. The flowers are gorgeous, but the landscape is awesome. I wish I could do half that well. Thank you for your visit. I have to catalogue my stamps as I have found two or three duplicates, just because I don't know where it all is. I did get to sort all my stencils and masks today, which is another job over and done with. Have a lovely week. xx Maggie #2

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  35. Your imagined flowers are charming and that landscape … fantastic!

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  36. Beautiful flowers!! I can't paint at all so these are amazing to me. The last time I went to Kew I spent about an hour looking at the botanical paintings - the detail is just amazing, I really don't know how they did it. Haven't watched the breaking bad yet tho we have the box set - hubby got it as a Christmas pressie. The focus group was actually quite fun and not too taxing - I have been threatening to outsource the cleaning for years but fear it is now too late - I doubt I will even need it after my eldest moves out in a couple of weeks!! Thanks for the visit, Cindy

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  37. Meant to say I will look out for the hat!!

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  38. Love your art work! Beautiful flowers. Thanks for stopping by earlier. #26

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  39. Love the art work. I think your imaginary flowers are awesome! Have a great week. Vickie aka Okienurse #111

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  40. I really like the softness of your work, especially in the landscape. Blessings!

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  41. ah love the landscape ... Sandra, tis worth framing that one .. what leaves out is the clever bit!! so good to have you back woywwing. happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x

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  42. Hi Sandra, Just taking the opportunity whilst I can (my Internet connection is pretty patchy at the moment, sigh!) to visit. Your watercolours are lovely, especially the landscape - without the telegraph poles, etc., it looks idyllic. Like you, I adore botanical watercolours but can't paint for toffee so instead collect books of prints instead. Sadly, I had no idea who Popeye Doyle was and had to look it up ... great hat :) A belated happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #70

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  43. Thanks for sharing that watercolour from your journal. I love it!
    Nothing wrong with imaginary flowers, sometimes we create wonderful things with our imagination.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier, sorry I am so late - Neet 50

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  44. love the watercolours y!ou ddo haave the talent
    janet

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  45. I absolutely adore those pink flowers!! I wish I could create that like. #46

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  46. Amazing paintings and adore the flowers. Thanks for the visit this week, sorry it has taken so long to reply, seem to have a pile of stuff to do but did finish the little felt house which was gratefully received today - phew BJ#72

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