Friday, August 26, 2011

Loosen up...

with water colors!!!

Have been playing with water media and "moving" paints and water,

 Field of wild flowers 


translating "real" to an abstract form


it's a way of seeing....

and the exercise was liberating....

the second painting was another fun experiment..


 Sunflower

creating textures on watercolor..

I'll end this post with a quote from Jack Kornfield:

"Great spiritual traditions are used as means to ripen us,
to bring us face to face with our life, and to help
us to see in a new way by developing a stillness of mind and a strength of heart"


I wish you a safe and peaceful weekend!

steph

I'm also submitting this post to Paint Party Friday
happy painting!!


27 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You always come up with the best quotes to go with your awesome art. These "abstracts" are superb.

Becca said...

So beautiful, love the texture!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative art work ~ Love the sunflower! texture is great in both!
namaste, Carol Happy PPF (Share the Creative Journey)

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful...love the colors and the amazing textural feel. POP ART MINIS

carlarey said...

Love both of these paintings, but especially the abstract.

*jean* said...

beautiful, steph~ i am finding snippets of time and can't wait to be able to paint for more than 15 minutes at a time~~ so happy you found the time to play, i know it must be hard between work and chores..hope you have a great weekend!

art2cee2 said...

Love the colors! :-)

Christine said...

your work is really beautiful, you are so talented.

peggy gatto said...

I LOVE that striking sunflower!!!
you are good at your colors!!!!!!

Theresa said...

Lovely textures & I just love your sunflower! Happy PPF! Theresa

Kristin Dudish said...

Beautiful textures and wonderful colors!

EVA said...

These are lovely - I especially adore the sunflower! Gorgeous!!

~*~Patty S said...

your artwork is treat enough...
I Love it when you top it off with another brilliant quote selection...
thank you for filling my cup again and again

take care dear Steph!
oxo

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your use of color- fabulous!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie
BTW, you might want to think about submitting your sunflower to Inspiration Avenue- that's our theme this week! Just in case you're interested; the link is:
http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Love the colors and the textures!!! Happy PPF!

KAT said...

Lovely simply lovely You do wonderful textures with your watercolor and I love how you are unafraid to experiment
KAT

NatashaMay said...

Oh, I love how the colors mix together. Beautiful!

Geckostone said...

Great quote! And your paintings are just oozing with wonderful moving color and texture!!! Love them!!! Deb

Roban Studio said...

Oh my Steph...these are beautiful! Love the quote too. Happy PPF!

Carol said...

Love them both and the words are so perfect!

Rosie Kaplan said...

Love the top one and cos you put your whole blog up...naughty naughty!! I scrolled down and looked at the collages too, which I also dlike

Sophia said...

Your two paintings are lovely. I really like the first one and it's colours and the warm and cozy feelings it brings to heart/mind for me. :)

craftattack said...

Love how you have painted these! Valerie

Leovi said...

I love this excellent composition with beautiful tones. I can see them as clusters and beautiful flowers in the forest.

Giggles said...

Wonderful pretty art! Great quote!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Melisa said...

I really love the sunflower. Such energy and color!

Carola Bartz said...

Your colors are stunning - I love these.