Wednesday, January 25, 2017

woyww- a succulent!


Painted a succulent for this months tutorial.


  But, got into a pickle with the green I choose.  Anna Mason uses Winsor Newton w/c paints and I use Daniel Smith and usually I can remember to substitute WN names for the ones I am using.  Not this time.  Happily painting away and realised half way through I was using the  wrong green.  These days I just keep going ... finish the job and move on to the next painting.  Life is too short to stress about mistakes.  

Happy woyww and I promise to slowly visit lots of desks over the next couple of day.

24 comments:

  1. The green looks pretty good to me. I think it's quite realistic, is it not?
    I must find out how you did that watermark. Was it incredibly fiddly?
    RosA # 25

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  3. Green looks just fine I agree with Ros, Sandra,!
    ...I know I've seen succulents just that colours, my nanna had a big selection of ones not often seen these days and pretty sure one was like this. I think it's grand.
    Well, your comment on my colouring is really a compliment from you, must confess wasn't quite sure about it myself. Funny, aren't we??!!
    I scrolled down ... that cupcake with blueberry p, definitely edible!!! And love the bee p, he is really amazing, such clever work,
    Hapyy WOYWW,
    Shaz in Oz.x #15

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


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    1. Sorry about duplicated comment. Doing this via mobile phone :)
      PS. Everyone wants to see your calendar. They all wish they had one too :)

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  4. I think it's a wonderful shade of green - it emphasizes the chalky nature of those leaves. I know those plants very well - my grandma used to have them. She would get really mad at us for pushing our nails into the leaves when we were kids, but we just couldn't help it! It think it's perfection itself! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

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  5. Hi Sandra, I think it loks great- just the right sort of grey/green for a succument, so I agree, no stress required. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

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  6. It's only a mistake if it looks wrong and I must say this looks perfect. I love it.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #13

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  7. Oh my what beautiful artwork! I love your paintings! Amazing and delightful! Watercolour is a wonderful medium but so difficult to use. I wish I could colour in my stamped images but I always end up with a muddy mess. I am surprised you think that your succulent painting is the wrong green,my pants looks just like your painting...maybe my plants are the wrong green?.... Happy WOYWW day! Anne #7

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  8. I'm pleased that you told us it was a painting - I thought it was an actual plant!! I have a love of iceplants, several of them in my garden.
    Have a good week

    Christine #20 ish

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  9. Wow! Fabulous. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

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  10. Looks fine to me, wish I had your talent.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

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  11. think yourself Lucky Sandra, may a time I have picked up green and then decided it is blue! Probably only you would know the 'mistake' in any case. Succulents are fab plants. Dx #39

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  12. Looks fabulous! Happy WOYWW! Sez x #24

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  13. Hi Sandra De, WOW! Every time I see your beautiful illustrations I am amazed at how they look so real.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #18

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  14. I think the colour looks just fine, I've seen plenty that shade of green. Have a fab week Helen #1

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  15. Absolutely stunning! I love that shade of green.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #35

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  16. I was once told there are no mistakes only happy accidents
    I'll leave that one with you. I was very impressed with your painting before i read your post. You are very talented Sandra
    Lynn //48 x

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  17. I think it looks beautiful, and I love the green you chose - very realistic! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #48

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  18. I could have said that was the real thing if you hadn't said otherwise, it's a beauty. Have a great woyww, Angela x 19

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  19. So beautiful and realistic. You mention the wrong green...no matter, it's perfect. Dorlene #49

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  20. there ar no mistakes in art only outstanding opportunities presenting themselves. The succulent looks very succulent,Happy WOYWW, Vicky #6

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  21. Yeah.. what Vicky said! And I love the green... looks very life-like. Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

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  22. ...and that's the whole point isn't it - paint for the sake of painting and not for the authenticity of repro. Especially as lesser brains like mine wouldn't have had a clue as o which shade of green this succulent should be! looks as if I could pick it right off the page....

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  23. Beautiful green, beautiful painting, thought it was a photo!! Thanks for the visit BJ#27

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