Thursday, May 30, 2013

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

It's been a flower crazy spring for me, ever since taking Carla Sonheim's wonderful online class in March. I've been doing more work with the gesso and watercolor technique, sticking primarily with imaginary flowers.

This one is actually a close up from an altered board book I've been working on. I've been doing collage before the gesso layer and I love the way it looks.


And here you can see the complete spread of crazy flowers.


I really love drawing flowers. I always have. But today, I decided it was time to branch out with this technique.




And before I knew it, this little bird stopped by for a visit. 


28 comments:

  1. Debbie, the flowers are unfamiliar but the colors are sensational. Love the combination.

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  2. Love the delicate, subdued colours - amazing work! Valerie

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  3. I love the muted colours and quirky flowers, the little bird is so sweet:)

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  4. the softer colours are working beautifully for you and I like that you are taking what you learnt and branching out...xx

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  5. beautiful colours and love your little bird. Happy PPF, Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. What a gorgeous little birdie and pretty soft flowers. I love the way the colours look when they are under the gesso.
    Von.

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  7. Love this style and the birdie is so adorable in that painting...well done!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Nice work, lovely emphasis on shape.

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  9. Love this work, the bird is my fav! HPPF!

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  10. Beautiful tints in both these! Love the texture you're achieving!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  11. Well this little birdie that stopped by is awesome. Love the colors. Looks like the birdie is waiting for someone else to show up.:) Thanks and Happy PPF to you.

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  12. I love collage and gesso, it gives so much great texture.
    Lovely work :)

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  13. Love your strange and wonderful flowers, beautiful textures and colors and so original! <3

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  14. Marvelous texture you have achieved. Your bird and trees and your flowers have such personality. Happy PPF xox

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  15. so soft, dreamy and delightful!

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  16. Oh how precious!! Wonderful!

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  17. fantastic art-love your crazy flowers and your birdie is adorable! It's so great when a class inspires like this. Happy PPF!

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  18. I love this technique! Your flowers and bird are so sweet!

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  19. Live the softness this technique brings! Lovely - Happy PPF!

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  20. Your imaginary flowers are beautiful, remind me a bit of the "kangaroo" flower. Beautiful texture, thanks for sharing!
    Happy PPF!

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  21. What a wonderful technique - I love the outcome. Your flowers look like wonderful little glasses of pink champagne and your bird is gorgeous - the soft muted colours are gorgeous.

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  22. Love those dreamy flowers - the little birdie is so sweet. I love flowers and birds also! HPPF

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  23. I love your little bird. He or she is adorable.

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  24. your birdie is such a sweetie!

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  25. Love the whimsy in your paintings :)

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  26. Your playful feathered visitor is fabulous!

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  27. love the textures you created! :)

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