Friday, 14 April 2017

Paint Party Friday - Unfinished



The school holidays have hit, and as you’d expect this always has an impact on the amount of time I can give to my creativity. I can’t complain too much, though; I enjoy having some fun family time as much as anyone else. I just hope we get some decent weather. Today has started out dull and grey, so it’s not looking good, but it might improve. One can only hope.

Despite the Easter school break, however, I've managed to get some work done. I’ve been concentrating on drawing mostly. But I did make a start on a painting. It’s based on sea life, but  I’m not sure if I like it at the moment. I think I’ll leave it alone for few days, then come back to it with a fresh eye.

Unfinished project





I do like drawing. Actually, I like drawing more than painting. But then again, pardon the pun, I am drawn to colour, so painting is something I have to do. I used to draw out sketches like those below all the time for my daughter to colour-in. She loved having something unique to show her friends. I'm a bit out of practice but I reckon the ones I did this week still hold up. 







Hope everyone has a great weekend, and a smashing Easter. Don't eat too much chocolate.  

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

44 comments:

  1. Love your unfinished work, gorgeous colours, and the doodles and drawings are lovely. Hmm, wish I had some choclate here to nibble on! Happy Easter, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie-Jael, for your kind comment. I do like to try and get as much colour in my paintings as I can. Chocolate sounds good to me.

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  2. Sometimes it is good to leave the art work for a while and look at with fresh eyes later on. Your start looks great. Love your drawings!
    Happy PPF and Easter ♥

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    1. Thank you, sirkkis. Yes, even when I'm writing I sometimes leave a project for weeks, before looking at it again. When one sees something afresh, one can see better the changes they want to make.

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  3. Hi John, you've made a great start to your painting. Really nice colours too. Your sketches are so well done... no wonder your daughter enjoyed having you do them for her! Have a lovely Easter break with your family and Happy PPF!

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    1. Hi, Sue. Thank you for commenting. Glad you like them; I wasn't so sure. Sometimes she still likes to colour them, but she has other interests, such as football, that at the moment are taking up most of her spare time.

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  4. your sea life painting is soft and beautiful. And in contrast your drawings are so striking and bold-love it all! Happy PPF and happy Easter too!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I'm glad you like them. I like nature and colour, and at the minute I'm doing my best to combine the two.

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  5. Well, I do like your painting so far! I always love the combination of the vagueness of watercolors with the crisp line of markers. And your doodle is amazing! I'm also going to doodle more. It's such a great way to de-stress and relax.

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    1. Thank you, denthe, for your comment. I'm still not so sure about this painting, but I do love drawing. I especially like making my own worlds out of what is already there.

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  6. Dein gemaltes Bild sieht jetzt schon sehr schön aus.
    Ich mag die vielen Blautöne, das wirkt so erfrischend!
    Natürlich ist dein Talent zum zeichnen voll zu erkennen!
    Wunderschöne Ostern wünscht
    Jutta

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    1. Thank you, Jutta.K, for your comment. I like blue, too. It's one of my favourite colours. It can be used in so many different ways.

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  7. I used to sit for hours doodling and losing track of time. I love your pieces. Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you, Laila, for your kind comment. Doodling is a great, very time consuming, way to spend a few hours.

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  8. John, your painting is coming along beautifully!!! And your drawings are fantastic. You are an amazing artist and your daughter is so lucky to have a dad who can design her a personal coloring book!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jan, for your very kind words. I'm still not sure about this painting, but maybe it will grow on me. She took several of my drawings into school one time, and when she came home she told me her teacher wanted to know if I could print some out for her. I did of course oblige. Unfortunately, my daughter doesn't colour as much as she used to. Playing football has taken over.

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  9. Wow, what fabulous drawing designs you have created! What a fortunate daughter to have original coloring books.

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    1. Thank you, Faye, for your comment. I'm glad you like them. I'm a bit out of practice, but every stroke of the pen brings improvement.

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  10. An unfinished project has a way of being completed given time. Great drawings!

    Hank

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    1. Hi, kaykuala. Thank you for commenting. I find it's always good to have a piece of work to mull over.

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  11. Love the painting and your drawings ~ always good to let some work 'sit' ~ I have to remind myself of that ~ lovely work ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Glad you like them. I need to remind myself of that, too. Sometimes I rush to get something finished, but in the rush I seem to miss the detail.

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  12. Oooooo, your unfinished piece is marvelous so far with the blue background and the little doodles and movement. I hope you share the finished piece. Gorgeous!

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    1. Hi, Renee. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment. I'm still not sure about that painting, but time will tell.

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  13. Hello,
    Your painting looks wonderful, I wish it was larger so that I can see it better.

    Your drawings are lively and full of fun details. Have you thought of using colored pencils, that might feel like you are still drawing.

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    1. Hi, Tammie Lee. Thank you for your kind comment. I would like to post larger photos, but a few years ago I had a number of images stolen, so nowadays I tend to keep them small. I occasionally use coloured pencils, but only to add some detail to my paintings.

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  14. This is all looks very relaxing, lovely and exciting.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Granny Annie. I find drawing very relaxing, painting not quite so much. Watercolour has a mind of its own at times, so you never know whats going to happen.

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  15. Lovely work, enjoy spring break!

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    1. Hi, Christine. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment. Very much appreciated.

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  16. Oh I love your drawings...the flower and all the yummy details are gorgeous!! All of it is beautiful!! I love the zentangle look so much! Good job! Enjoy the rest of the holiday!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thank you, Giggles, for your kind words. I'm glad you like the drawings. Drawing is my my favourite; I can let my mind wander on the page and I never know where it's going to end up.

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  17. Nice art!!! I do love your drawings! Nice balance!

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    1. Thank you, peggy gatto, for visiting and for taking the time to comment. Very much appreciated.

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  18. you can do both. Draw it and then paint it with colors you like. The best of both worlds.

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    1. Hi, Latane. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment. Yes, it comes in handy being able to do both.

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  19. Beautiful water colour painting, so delicate and fresh and your drawings look so meditative, I'm sure you had a relaxing time making them.

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    1. Hello, Kat. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment. I did have a good fun doing all these pieces, though with the school holidays in full swing being meditative is not really possible.

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  20. Love your drawings and the WIP looks great to me ♥ A fresh eye is always helpful though.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Your comment is very much appreciated. A fresh eye is always a benefit, though sometimes it takes several fresh eyes.

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  21. Wonderful drawings and doodles. You have such talent and I always look forward to see what you are creating.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole, for your kind words. Glad you like them.

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  22. Your painting looks great so far, I definitely feel like I'm under the sea!

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    1. Thank you, Julie, for commenting. I'm glad you can feel like it is under the sea.

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