Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Having fun in the Studio!

Watercolor, Micron Pen, Watercolor Pencils
January is a wonderful month for having fun in the studio!  The holidays are over.   The days are short.    Great time to gather up all those art materials that have been waiting for one to try.

My dear sister- in- law - "sister" and brother gave me a lovely set of micron pens, Stonehenge paper and watercolor pencils for Christmas.

They always know the perfect gift to give. This was no exception.   What could be better for an artist that art supplies??

Also back in the fall I had purchased some Mijello Mission watercolors...one was light red.   It's hue is a beautiful orange.  When mixed with cobalt blue one finds a lovely gray.


 
Did a small sketch of the morning dove and splashed around some paint.  Used that blue/red mix for the colors in the dove.


I so enjoyed sharing my fun.   Hope you will share some of yours too!    God bless.

32 comments:

  1. Wonderful thoughtful gifts to receive Debbie and I can see you have had fun

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  2. A wonderful way to start your year! Kitty expression is so catlike.

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  3. Happy painting! Your cheery post is inspiring.

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  4. Hi Debbie, how sweet these are. You painting the dove so preciously too.

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  5. Debbie, So enjoyed seeing your paintings. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs! Bonnie

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  6. Such cute paintings. So nice to be given art supplies, very thoughtful. Micron pens are the best, aren't they.......

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  7. Hi Debbie! I love your Cat, and Dove paintings! You are so talented!!! What great Christmas gifts you received, and I can't wait to see more of your wonderful paintings.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate it...you are so sweet!
    Deb

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  8. Debbie, I absolutely love both...the cat and the bird! I really enjoy and appreciate your talent, so thank you so much for sharing it.

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  9. Trying to get our studio in order, can't wait to start making some paper!!

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  10. Hi Debbie, two beautiful paintings! I love the delicate blending of colors in both! Animals and flowers are a nice combination. You have a thoughtful family,it truly is a perfect gift!

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  11. Hi Debbie love your paintings using your Christmas present, that new soft red sounds like a winner. I haven't heard of this supplier. I haven't done any painting for awhile , & seem to be struggling, I can't get the loose feeling I want, I think I'm afraid to add more water and I'll lose the depth of colour. I ordered a painting book by Ann K. Lindsay from www.amazon.com Watercolor-Beginning-Holistic-Approach-Painting... it took ages to arrive as it wasn't in stock here in France so it came from your side of the world. I'm reading it & it sounds just like me ,,always criticizing myself. so I'm hoping to get back into painting.

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  12. Looks like your new year has got off to a wonderful start, I loved your photographs from the last post and the gorgeous blue sky and the moon. What a thoughtful present and nothing like new materials to get you going, lovely to play and you have created some pretty pictures with your new toys.
    I liked your list of looking forward, and I am sure you will enjoy 2014 with all of your resolutions in place. It is such a good list that I could wish all of that for myself too. Best wishes for a great year Debbie. x

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  13. Hi Deb,, looking good and art supplies are always the best gift.. Sometimes I give to myself. LOL !
    Your off to a good start for the New Year... I need to get busy ... hugs

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  14. Debbie, these are both delightful! Just what I needed to cheer me up on this blustery snowy day!

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  15. Art supplies as a gift are just the best ! These watercolors are both lovely , really like the soft colors , and the expression of the cat is awesome :-) xx

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  16. You have been having fun! Love the beautiful kitty and the dove is so peaceful.

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  17. I love new art supplies, so fun! I love the painting of the dove, so sweet and the cat too, is it one of yours? Looks like a wonderful way to spend the winter days :)
    Hugs,
    Jenni

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  18. You are so talented Debbie. Lovely paintings.

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  19. Yay! Can't beat art supplies as an artist's gift!!
    The cat's ears complete a graceful arch of the pink flowers, Debbie! Also love the dove!!

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  20. Such delicate work Debbie! Lovely! I know what you mean about trying new stuff. Fun , isn't it ? Feels like a kid with a new toy sometimes. Thanks for sharing your joy, Hugs

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  21. Hi, Debbie--Thanks for visiting my blog today--I'm returning the favor! How nice to receive art supplies for Christmas. I love the delicacy of the work you posted. I'll look forward to exploring your blog more over the next weeks.

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  22. love new arty pressies, always fun to try. Thanks for sharing your love art, and your lovely scenery too, have fun playing in yer studio, spring will soon be here and it'll be back out to the garden to get digging and weeding. Chow fer now :-D

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  23. Oh such lovely art!!!! You are amazing!

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  24. I really like the soft grays in the dove! Love the kitty amid the flowers. Looks like you are making good use of your new supplies, which are always a fun gift.

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  25. Perfect gift for an artist...the dove is wonderful....I can not picture how it would be not to be able to do art or to see art such as yours.

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  26. Really nice painting here, and what a thoughtful gift. Can't wait to see your explorations with your new paints.

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  27. Both paintings are beautiful, I love the cat, Debbie! Great gift, those pens are perfect!

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  28. Lovely delicate colours from the new red make a great painting

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  29. Both of these paintings are beautiful. Your cat painting really catches my eye.

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  30. Dear friend, I so love when you share your art. It is of such fine quality. I really love the cat piece especially. The dove is soft and beautiful as the birds themselves.

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  31. Oooo I see you are having fun with your new colors and papers. Both sketches are gorgeous. happy January.

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  32. Hi Deb! What marvelous work you've done here ... wonderful images and colors and as always your sketches are amazing! Stay warm in all this snow this winter ...! Hugs!

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