Tuesday, April 22, 2014

woyww - colour grid and other things

My messy desk in all its glory this wednesday is showing a colour grid of my travel w/colour box from Sakura.  I have just received my latest online purchases; watercolours, micron pens and Danny Gregory's book "An illustrated life".  Had to open  it and do a quick test of the colours.  Even though I have quite a few tubes of w/colour this little travel box was very cheap, the colours bright and transparent and they shouldn't leak in my bag when I am out and about.

Final pic is an attempt at drawing people and doing it as a gesture rather than getting lost in the detail.  The paper is buckled as I had finished the orchid but added more shading and the paper in the sketch book isn't all that great.

Enjoy your woyww and I hope to visit lots of desks over the next couple of days.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra de, I'm not a painter but sure wish I was....the simple figures "painting" has me in awe, it's fabulous, I can see the action and wish I was strollin' along too. Cool desk and happy WOYWW, Cheers and have a great week RobynO#18

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  2. Your wc people are AWESOME. Yep, I love, love, love them. You are gifted. I actually prefer the lack of detail. It makes them more ethereal and impressionistic. WOYWW wishes from # 9.

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  3. I have that book :) And you're very patient doing a colour grid - they take ages! Love your painting - very free and expressive!
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 2

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  4. Love the water colouring!! Enjoy... Helen 5

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  5. Oh that grid is SO pretty - it could be the background for an art journal page for sure, or, dare I say? cut up for ATC backgrounds.... :D


    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (1)

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  6. I'm with Mary Anne! Is it weird of me that I could live with that colour grid as a pic on my wall! I've always loved patterns and abstracts best... You have really caught the movement of the people walking as well...clever gal!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

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  7. Wow! I love your paintings!! I so wish I could do that....thanks for sharing....Vikki #22

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  8. Oh what fun. I love those people and the colours you've painted them in.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 38

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  9. What a nifty little paint set, I so love your painting, excellent creation in the making and what looks like a load of fun.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

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  10. Hi Sandra - love all your new goodies, and hope you enjoy playing with them. The people look great - less is definitely more, I reckon - you've really captured them. Have a great week, Chris # 19

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  11. Thanks for sharing your desk. I love, both,your painting and the title of your blog. Happy WOYWW!

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  12. What a lovely little paint palette - you are slowly tempting me to have a go! x Jo #30

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  13. Hi Sandra, Love the new watercolour set, it's so colourful I almost want one too :)
    I also like the colour grid because, well, just because it's so colourful. And I think you've captured the figures so well in such a simple way ... less is more! I don't mean simple/easy, more like just a few masterful brushstrokes and that's all that's needed!
    Stopped at Fantasia this afternoon. They have a much bigger than usual Sale section at the moment. I expect they have brought all the excess stock from Taren Point and Bathurst :)
    I found a few things I needed :) :)
    RosA # 36

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  14. G'day Sandra
    and happy WOYWW. Thanks for already dropping by my blog. Yes relieved we didn't all get blown away here by the cyclone indeed LOL. Oh wow I love the new bright water colours for traveling and the quick water colour painting of people walking! You captured it simply and perfectly.
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #8

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  15. Gorgeous work Sandra- love how you've done the figures.Makes a huge impact, no detail needed. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #54 xxx

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  16. What lovely art work and a fun desk too. Karen #31

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  17. Gosh Sandra that painting is so good, you are so clever.
    Chris #34

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  18. Hi Sandra the watercolour is great ! Your travel set looks great for on the go painting !
    I loved the Danny Gregory book - hope you enjoy it too - thanks for visiting Ali #17

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  19. Great little travel set and I love your people, they are really good. Thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #26

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  20. sorry but your desk is not messy ..... interesting, but not messy lol. love your indication of people, they definitely look like people to me, it must be difficult to make them look so easy and simple
    janet #24

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  21. Love the traveling WC case.
    Your so talented, I've tried to do people like yours, but they just ended up looking like puddles of color......LOL
    Krisha #74

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  22. Messy... where's the mess... this is a really tidy and organised desk, wish mine was lol!
    Gorgeous paintings.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 48

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  23. I didn't notice any mess, I saw those paints and started drooling. Where did you find them cheap??? Every time I find paints they are so expensive. The colours are gorgeous, just love brights. I don't attempt people as they are too hard, you did a fab job with them.
    Have a great week.
    Von #13

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  24. It's always so much fun to get purchase new art books and materials! The watercolors look vibrant and worked beautifully in your gestural drawing. Blessings!

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  25. I don't see a messy desk, Sandra, just lots to look at which are all important things. I like your people!!
    Thanks for the visit earlier.
    Margaret #49

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  26. I love your people and they are perfect in that landscape. They do not need any more detail. I have never plucked up the courage to work the colours in that way. I still need the prop of pencil drawings first. You are right about the English countryside and this is the season that is most beautiful with bright fresh foliage and the lovely soft primroses and cowslips lining the roadside. I would not want to live anywhere else. Have a good week. xx Maggie #10

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  27. See, your people look like people, mine would look like blobs... you obviously have the needed touch! Lovely travel box of colour for you to take out and about. Annette #7

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  28. Wonderful gesture painting! Simple and expressive ~ LoVe it!
    Have fun with your traveling kit!

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  29. arch no idea but blogger just ate first comment... love the paint in tins as have my artist sets like that dont like in tubes at all both are artist quality you will love this one... and really love the sketches you have done with just paint too ! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #42

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  30. Gah! Its taken me so long to get around this week #coulddobetter! Although the benefit is that I got to see your wonderful chilli painting! I love chillies and I love watercolours so this was right up my street. #32

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  31. Your desk looks great. Full of color. You can see the pleasure of creating.

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