Monday, August 16, 2010

Illustration Friday - Star Gazing


Hello friends.  I couldn't resist this weeks topic at Illustration Friday. I had a great idea for last weeks, but never got to it on time, and was determined to not miss this one. I'm still working on my watercolor skills, I'd like to be more loose and playful, not always controlled.
Here's a tip for anyone wanting to practice with watercolor:   never paint on 90lb watercolor paper without stretching it first. This painting buckled big time!

26 comments:

Jackie said...

I love this:)

Annette Q said...

This is incredibly sweet! I think you're doing just great with watercolours ;-)

Gabe Ferreira said...

cool style

Fotf said...

So sweet :)

Marlene said...

Pink it is lovely, you are doing quite well with watercolor. I have found that I do not use watercolor on anything less than 140 lb watercolor paper. I always secure my paper with painters tape before I begin, including with 300 lb paper. If you purchase your paper in blocks you don't have to stretch it.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Betty.... er I mean Pink! I'm so glad you were determined to post this week. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing. You really nailed the watercolors. Love the contrast in color in her hair. Outstanding! SWEEEEET!

Lainey Parker said...

This is adorable. I absolutely love it - made me smile! All the sweet animals in the tree and great colors.

faerwillow said...

~this is ever so sweet...we just got back from the mountains where we did plenty of star gazing...my littles got to see their first meteor shower...you have captured the simplicity and innocence of a child in this painting...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

lida motamed said...

hello my dear friend
thank you so much for your lovely comment
i liked your works too
and keep in touch :O)

mentalmulch said...

This is wonderful! :)
Roxanne

AnKo said...

That's really nice, loving how you work with the colors!

Julia Christie said...

She is so cute! I am just starting out trying watercolors and have bought several books to help me out. I had no idea you had to stretch the paper first until I read it in one of my books.

I really like this piece a lot!

Smiles

Kathleen said...

Very fun! Love the answer to the challenge =) She is precious!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's adorable! Thanks for the tip about the watercolor paper. I haven't used it that often, but I'll definitely keep it mind! Theresa

AtelierBrigitte said...

This looks great! You are doing great with watercolor - I love all the cute creatures sitting with the girl.

Nicola said...

Lovely, such pretty bright colours, I really want to try again with watercolours, I think you've done a lovely job, great entry for this weeks theme!

Heather said...

oh I love this one! She's so pretty!!! love your watercolor style, too!

EVA said...

She is lovely!!

I especially like how the stars also enjoy gazing at her!

Mutual admiration societies! Beautiful piece!

deb famularo said...

Ah, she is adorable Betty! Thanks so much for your good wishes for the house/move, I appreciate it! xOxO

Kristin Dudish said...

I'm so glad I found your blog!

I scrolled down & I absolutely adore your ink drawings on vintage pages... Beautiful!

Shirley said...

Beautiful! I think this is such a sweet illustration - well done! Yes, watercolor paper can be challenging...I try to use watercolor blocks for that reason (buckling). Keep up the lovely work and thank you SO much for your wonderfully kind words!!

Bess Harding said...

Thanks for your comment, it is funny how enticing the theme was. I really like your illustration too!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Perfect !!! I never have time to get ot the topics either but this was a goody for we whimsy lovers !!

readingsully2 said...

Pink, this one is so cute. Great job.

Fair Rosamund said...

really lovely, you are very good with watercolor! i love the little stars, they are adorable! :) ~Lauren

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow this is really special. Way to go!