Tuesday, November 24, 2015

woyww - clematis in stages

 My desk is littered with w/c paints and different stages of painting the latest flower.  Stage 1 of painting a clematis followed by a pic of stage 3. 
 It will sit overnight drying and then I move on to stage 4.  Anna Mason says most people stop painting at this stage thinking they might ruin it but she suggests you keep going.  I was ready to give it up at stage 1 as it looked awful... glad I am following instructions.
 A completed blueberry painted last week but too busy to post.
Finally the white cosmos that I started two weeks ago.  Painting at my desk is all fits and starts.
Have a lovely woyww peek and I promise to slowly visit lots of inspiring desks.


  1. love all your painting, they are looking good!! Helen 3

  2. Ohhh love your clematis, Sandra. I didn't know you grew them in Oz. I have loads in my garden, just love them, although they are all cut down now for the winter. Yours is so lifelike, really cheery on a dark morning. Love the other pictures too, you are so talented with your painting.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax #16

  3. Gorgeous painting as usual, you really are very talented. What do you do with all of your paintings?
    I never thought of painting in stages perhaps that is where I go wrong (or went wrong as it is ages since I tried). Look forward to seeing how the clematis turns out in the end.
    Hugs, Neet 17 xx

  4. I'm a bit breath taken! The Clematis is already amazing..you can see the papery and petaly effect..it's almost touchable, how marvellous! Fits and starts or not, if you're enjoying, keep going..I know we're enjoying!

  5. those paintings are fab!!!you're real talented. Vicky(#8)

  6. I must have said this before, but your paintings are just awesome. Clematis are some of my favourite flowers, and I think it looks great, can't wait to see what it becomes with stage 4!
    happy woyww :)
    Kristiina #13

  7. Wow...just wow. You are a very talented artist and have really mastered the technique. You must have such patience...I'm more the splat and chuck it on sort of painter...grin :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

  8. Your talent is really shining through. These flowers are so life-like. It's difficult for you to detach yourself from all the pains and struggles of the creation process when you look at your work but we don't see that. We see amazingly life-like flowers that we feel we can reach out and touch. Diane #24

  9. I really don't know how you do these, Sandra! They look so realistic and dimensional! I envy your talent! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #29

  10. Well done - and that blueberry looks particularly juicy. It's well worth persisting - great Jackie x #20

  11. Hi Sandra, I love visiting to see your amazing paintings. Love the Cosmos. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #1 xxx

  12. Our blueberries never stayed around long enough to be painted and am sure I would not have made it look so good.
    Love the flowers.

    Have a good week

    Bishopsmate #43

  13. What fabulous post! Your paintings are fabulous! Chris36

  14. Hi Sandra,
    They all look good! I rather like stage 1, so will be interested to see the finished result.
    Flowers (not real, only doodles) also on my desk :)
    RosA # 25

  15. Your clematis flower looks beautiful! It looks like a real flower i laying on that piece of paper! Your are a great artist!

    Greetings, Sofie # 37

  16. Oh, Sandra, those really are coming on beautifully! What a lovely course to do. I'm sure you must be enjoying yourself - and how satisfying, to see the gorgeous results you are producing. I really like that clematis - we have some just like that in our garden (well, we do in summer time!). Thanks for sharing your "in progress" photos with us. as it's really interesting to see how you are building up layers. I wouldn't have painted the flower this way, but started with the main colour, then added the veins and details; I think this is a much better approach and I'm sure the results would demonstrate that. Keep up with the great work!
    Happy Thursday (I'm late again!).


  17. Stunning artwork as always. Take care Zo xx 33

  18. ah Sandra love your white on white it does look good . and well done on your persistence indeedy!
    Thanks so much for popping over.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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