Wednesday, December 23, 2015

painting a shell

The desk looks relatively tidy as I move on to painting a shell. One the left is a black and white image provided by Anna Mason and next to it is the very light sketch.  Just above the sketch is a lovely Xmas card that arrived yesterday from RosA (thank you). On the right is my pallet with the very dirty mixing tray waiting to be cleaned.  Not a great deal happening on the desk. 
 But, lots happening at home as we prepare for guests, gifts and lots of food followed by a holiday. 

Wishing everyone a merry christmas and happy new year.  

16 comments:

  1. Good morning.
    I'm doing a quick whizz round all my fav blogs before hitting the supermarket for the last minute shop.
    I would just like to wish you a very happy Christmas and hope that 2016 comes with all you wish for yourself.
    Big hugs,
    Annie x #16

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  2. Will look forward to seeing how shell painting works out.
    Have a great holiday :)

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  3. You look very calm, Sandra. The shell is beautiful.
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2016 and thank you for all the lovely comments and friendship you have shared over the last year.
    Hugs Lisax #30

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  4. Actually, I like seeing dirty paint palettes like that...it's interesting to see what colours you've mixed! The shell will be gorgeous no doubt...you're a very talented artist. Enjoy the festivities with your family and friends..thank you for the fun, friendship and support this year
    Merry Christmas! LLJ 11 xxxx

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  5. You are an incredible painter Sandra. I looked at your picture and could not work out what you had painted on the shell. It was so life like, I thought it was a real shell which you were embellishing with some paint. I had to click on it an expand it to see that it was a painting of a shell. Brilliant.
    Well done.
    Thanks for dropping by at my page, and you lovely comments.
    Have a joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
    Chris #12

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  6. Such a talented lady, look forward to seeing the results of this new piece. Thanks for the visit to mine. Have a great Christmas and a Happy and Crafty New Year, Angela x 21

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  7. Look forward to seeing shell completed. Happy Christmas. Anne x #27

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  8. Look forward to seeing shell completed. Happy Christmas. Anne x #27

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  9. I would not know where to start with painting that beautiful shell! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished picture. Thank you so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a very happy Christmas.
    Diana #22

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  10. Your talent is amazing! Merry Christmas Wishes to you!
    Glenda #33

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  11. Looking forward to seeing the project finished.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    HappyWOYWW
    Sue #20

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  12. The good thing about you watercolour art is that it doesn't require many supplies. It's easy to keep your desk tidy and you don't need lots of storage either. I'm a supply junkie and I often feel I'm drowning in all my supplies. Sometimes, I don't even know where I put them! Lovely card from RosA - it must have been in an earlier batch, not the one she's sending out today! Happy holidays! zsuzsa #38

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  13. you paint so tidily! Happy Christmas Helen 3

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  14. An incredibly tidy desk today, Sandra. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

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  15. Thanks for visiting. Your painting is always a delight. I surprised myself with being ahead of the game with prep work for the next 3 days for all my company coming. Good feeling and the weather is to be nice for travel. Have a wonderful Christmas

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  16. Like the White Rabbit in Alice I am "Late" - only just getting around to commenting and it is almost time for another week to begin. Sorry, but Christmas got in the way.
    The shell picture, I imagine is for inspiration or know how, is beautiful and I cannot wait to see how you went on with your drawing of it.
    All the best for 2016
    Hugs, Neet xx

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