Saturday, August 13, 2011

From the market

Yesterday, Mike and I went shopping for groceries. I wanted to start a new series of fruits and veggies in my journal. Of course I also thought of healthy foods to eat. These studies are done in watercolor in my journal. The radish leaves began wilting, it's truly a challenge working from life, whether plain air outdoors or still life set up, but all great fun. Happy painting everyone. It's time to give Mike a hair cut.



24 comments:

  1. Love the journal entries. Can you believe how quickly radish leaves wilt!! You have to paint them first, then the radishes.

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  2. Just the most lovely work, Joan. so sensitively rendered!
    I agree with Pam, leaves first, fruit later.:-)

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  3. This is a great idea having a journal and adding the colors you used for that particular painting. I should do the same with pastels. Very often I forget what colors I used. 3 great paintings....Wonderful artist...and a Barber! ..Life is good.

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  4. Lovely watercolours Joan. You're a master with fruit and vegetables - they always look good enough to eat, especially that watermelon! Hope Mike is happy with the trim!

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  5. Hi Joan.
    All lovely paintings my friend. I especially like the radishes. You have done an excellent job here Joan. You are so right in saying that painting from life especially plein air, is very hard, but great to have the chance. Now get Mikes Haircut.
    All the best Joan.
    Vic.

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  6. All three are lovely! What a wonderful journal. The handwriting adds to the interest and beauty of the painting.

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  7. Hi Joan!... Love the spontaneity of treatment... light drawing... well placed wash variations to create light... shadow and form.

    These really do have a painterly... journal style form! Very pleasing to the eye!

    Great idea to note your palette for further reference!

    Good sketching and Journaling with Paint! HAHA!!!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  8. Hi Joanie,

    Your journal studies are always so interesting. Not to mention your interpretation of fruits and veggies make them look absolutely delicious!

    Sue

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  9. Three great studies and I love this journal idea. I need to do more sketching and also to loosen up with my paint work. A journal seems like the perfect way to bring the two together. I feel inspired. ;-)

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  10. Joan - these are absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS! Juicy looking, juicily painted ! really loose, painterly and awesome!!! WOWZA!!!!

    Bless you for your kind comments ... !

    Queen Anne's Lace are biennials - meaning the first year only the leaves appear; the flowers appear the second year. I have never collected the seeds, but love the flowers -- so we'll see. I'm going to scatter them with the seeds of my purple coneflowers -- which are also a biennial... what happens to the coneflowers is what I hope happens to the Queen Anne's Lace -- the seeds will germinate and begin to grow during our warm and lengthy fall ...produce leaves.... then next year -- the plants should act like second year plants and bloom -- I'll let you know if it works! If it works on my coneflowers, theoretically, it should work on the QALace ..!

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  11. Beautiful watercolors! I love the watermelon one best I think. :) Such juicy colors and fresh washes. Very nice work!

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  12. they are amazing! realy beautiful!

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  13. Hi Pam,

    Oh thank you so much. Will give it another try next week. Never thought they would wilt so fast.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  14. Hi Cathyann,

    Thank you for your very kind words. I will give it another try next week. All the best to you and that beautiful little grand daughter of yours.

    Joan

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  15. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much and yes, sometimes I just need to have fun, without the pressure. So I find a journal is the best way. It does help to write the colors, I tend to forget also.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  16. Hi Michael,

    You are so very kind and yes the watermelon was delish. As for Mike's hair cut, never got to it, he is so over due, maybe a pony tail for him.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Hi Vic,

    Thank you my friend for your generous words. Oh, Vic, what an understatement, plein air is impossible at times. I produced two disasters. You are such a master at perspective and tone.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  18. Hi Bruce,

    Thank you for your visit, I must come and visit, been very busy, like who isn't. I noticed your plein air workshop. Will pay you a visit shortly.

    all the best to you,
    Joan

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  19. Hi Suzy Girl,

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation and doing lots of those beautiful drawings. Will talk soon.

    Joanie

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  20. Hi John,

    Oh yes, keeping a journal is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. Thank you for the visit and kind words.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  21. Dear Lin, Thank you so much for the very kind words and especially for the tips on QAL. Can't wait to give it a try. Good luck with yours.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  22. Hi Crystal,

    Thank you for the visit and the very nice comment. The great thing about a still life, you get to eat it after painting. It's a win, win situation, even if the painting isn't successful.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  23. Dear Mikko,

    Thank you so much for the very kind words and your visit.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  24. Hi Virginia,

    Thank you so much, I almost missed your comment. I will be paying you a visit shortly.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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