Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SOC 4 week 4

This weeks colors wasn't hard at all.

One could always paint some flowers, pink and green and a touch of dark green. But, I spent some time thinking of it and found a better idea.
I didn't use too much pink but it's there and I'm pretty pleased with my result. I felt I needed some warmth in my piece, hence the sunflower. It is actually apple green I've used, but it turned out to look like blue in the photos. Don't know what happened. The pink and green gave a beautiful bluish grey, which I've used on the head and feet.



The paper used is handmade, not me, and I dare say it's of a poor quality. Watercolors needs a stabile paper, but this is very absorbant in some spots and not at all in other spots. With that said, I love the look and feel of this paper, it's kind of rustic, which I love.


The paper is tinted, light brown or sepia is perhaps more correct to say. That made my colors a bit different than I had planned, but I think it works after all.

You know the feeling when in the flow and just creating. One is so occupied that everything else is out of mind. I had that good feeling when making this piece, and couldn't do anything but laugh when I saw what I had done. What excactly is it I have made here? Is it a bug or a fly? It's armed and with wings. Oh well, doesn't matter I'm happy with it anyway.


I've used Twinkling H2O's and watercolor pencils to make this. Some shading is done with an ordinary HB pencil and blending stump.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my post last week, it warms my heart. I'm not sure I got to visit everyone else, but will try this week.
I hope you're enjoying your days.

33 comments:

  1. I just LOVE your choice of my favorite paints:Twinkling H2O's. Cool how you fused these colors together to make this.

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  2. Beautiful painting. Sometimes it is so difficult to get the colours to look right in the photos. The beetle and sunflower are both gorgeous. Valerie

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  3. I have H20's and haven't used them What a great job you created with the colors. Have a great week.

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  4. it has a wonderful 3D effect, lovely piece!

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  5. Laila what a beautiful bug! The whole piece is fabulous and looks great on that special paper of yours. That sunflower is so well done, such detail to it! Bravo!

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  6. this turned out gorgeous! i love it on handmade paper! such a beautiful summery piece. my greens also look different in real life, some colors are hard to photograph and look different on a computer.

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  7. First of all I really enjoyed reading this blogpost, the thoughts and intentions of making the piece and the details of the materials. Secondly your painting is so realistic, the insect does look 3D with his glistening wings and legs and arms. It's an unusual artwork and so well done. Good work, Laila.

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  8. WOW!! What a fantastic picture!! You have made the colours fit so perfectl :D

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  9. it looks blue-green on my screen. I think this is a great piece and it almost looks 3D as if the fly might just jump out.

    have a great day.

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  10. Stunning - love what you have done :)

    Karen x

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  11. love it and how you used the colours. I also like the paper, as you say it does make the whole piece more appealing

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  12. super painting so much detail. BJ

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  13. I recently got my H2Os out and had a good time with them. The sparkle is utterly incredible. And I simply adore your choice of drawing and painting for this week's colors.

    I make my own handmade paper, and there are times the quality is excellent, and times when it's not. The linters have a lot to do with it, and whether you are using recycled paper or virgin. However, I suspect you know that already.

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  14. Mange tusinde tak, Laila for at du besøgte min blog ( Hører du vinden hviske) Det var dejligt at høre fra dig på dit eget sprog ;) - Dette billede du har lavet er virkelig imponerende - Jeg kan lære så meget af dig. Tak fordi du er!!

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  15. Ohhhh Lila this is magnificent!!!! Brilliant colors.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  16. What a beautiful, vibrant piece. It really comes alive and the colors are amazing!

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  17. Super drawing I love your bug and I'm not a bug person. You have made it look stunning.

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  18. oh how beautiful, I happen to like it a lot of that paper

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  19. This is such a fabulous work of art! I love what you created using this week's colors! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  20. This is beautiful! It must be so shimmery in person.

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  21. Wonderful use of colours and composition I really like the way the sunflower pops off the page,

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  22. This is simply stunning! Your bug just sparkles!

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  23. thanks for stopping by at Just Tickety Boo - your piece is just lovely and wonderful detail!

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  24. This is absolutely lovely! I love how the bug stands out from the sunflower! The paper looks lovely too!

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  25. Laila this fantastic! I love your interpretation of the colour theme and that magical sheen on the bug is beautiful. What a brilliant painting!

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  26. Gorgeous painting; love your mix of colors!

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  27. I am so glad I came here and didn't just leave the comment on Facebook! I love the shimmer of the colors on this painting. Awesome!

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  28. I love this artwork! The colors and the bug-fly on the sunflower look wonderful! It was such an exciting pleasure to open your blog and find this fantastic illustration!

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  29. So beautiful!! You did such a wonderful job with these shimmery paints! I also love them, they're easy to travel with :)
    xoxo

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