Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday - a time for quite

A couple post back I showed you a WIP sketch. Well it is still hasn't gone anywhere from there as I have been pondering colour and background. Today's watercolour painting is attempting a background. From doing the above I learnt that if I wish to get a salt effect I have to really get it in one go or layer, as it does not work well with mutliple layers. What was also reinforced in not to add watercolour pencil to wet paper and then expect it to spread far - it does not move at all! Ahh well live and learn. It was good to paint.
The little bird is actually a digital stamp/ line art I made which I printed rather lightly via my epson printer on watercolour paper, and guess what - the printer ink did not run - cool eh?! :)
May your colours run how you want them and pop on by to  Sophia's Sunday Sketches to see some fab art!
Cheers

23 comments:

Nicola said...

So cute!!! Purple is my most favourite colour, you have inspired me to do my next back ground in purple :0)

linda said...

Beautiful, you have picked up the feeling of the poem so well in you painting.

Heather said...

this is very sweet!! I love the bird!

WrightStuff said...

Experimenting is what it's all about!

Such a cute little birdie

chirp chirp cheep cheep

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

This is really sweet and despite the medium working not the way you wished it looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing the process. I tried watercolor once or twice and couldn't stand the unpredictability so really admire those who are willing to work with it.

Joni Nickrent said...

I really like how the background turned out...textural and a good field against the little birdie! Nice poem too! Happy Sunday Sketches!

Alicia Stucky said...

I actually like the effect of the colored pencil not blending. I think it adds a little pizzzaz :-)

Sophia said...

It's quite lovely, Jehanne. Isn't it fun to experiement sometimes and see where things end up? I LOVE this alot and the little statement of quiet time. Ahhhh.

Happy SS!

Lenora said...

I love the bird and the prose! I always like pairing words and visual artwork! A nice contrast is achieved with the soft flowing watercolour and the scribbly lines.

Tammie said...

Jehanne this is a lovely piece. I love the shades of blue you have used.

I also have learned about using wc pencil on a wet layer. so now if I want more I put my brush to the pencil to get color and then paint it on. I have only used fine salt, it was nice but now I would like to use larger salt crystals and see what happens.

Christine said...

this has a lovely peaceful effect, glad you worked out all the running issues, not easy!

craftattack said...

A very pretty picture, and a good reflection of the poem. Valerie

lissa said...

great message. we all need a little quiet now and then.

have a sweet day.

Gallery Juana said...

I like how the bird seems to emanate from the background. Beautiful colors and calming. Happy sunday sketches.

Elizabeth GLZ said...

Love your birdies! So cute!Love the poem..a lot! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

love the softness of this piece...

m7 said...

waaaooww!i love blue colour. wow. :)

art2cee2 said...

I love the color...beautiful :-)

Catherine... said...

Love this....beautiful...

Catherine... said...

Hi Jehanne, not sure if you got my message Friday...I would love to send you snail mail even if your post goes into snail hibernation from time to time....I can't find your email to mail you re addresses....

Jehanne's doodles said...

Thanks all :)

@Tammi, I found some salt used for a salt mill. The sizes are wonderful, the effect is rather cool too :)

@Catherine I got your email this am. I think you found mine :)

Holly said...

Wonderful. It reminds me of that period right before dawn when the birds start chirping sleepily.

Missy said...

This is pretty, wonderful piece!