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09 June 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 13 - Painting Index Cards

June and outdoor activities call to me. Painting suffers. Does it for you too? I haven't touched the canvases I have "in progress" in some time. There are more dots on my pointillist tree but not enough to look significantly different. 

I have though been playing around with the ICAD challenge I mentioned last week - an Index Card A Day. Playing with watercolour crayons, watercolour pencils, watercolour pens, watercolours and acrylics, I've created some fun and very small pieces. 

Tried my new watercolour brush pens... but they acted more like ink than paint. A challenge to rescue this sky.

My favourite so far - watercolour background and acrylic flowers.

The watercolour brush pen worked well for the crow though.

Some great night skies lately... worth exploring!

A columbine/aquilegia from my garden.

 
Please join me on my deck for a Mojito!!

Have a great Paint Party Friday!! I look forward to seeing everyone's efforts! (Though if it's sunny it may take me awhile...)

47 comments:

  1. Hi Eva!!! what a beautiful collection!!!! love these and I will join you on the deck for some Mojitos!!!

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  2. Mmmm mojitos. I like the rocket in the night sky especially.

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  3. Did someone say Mojitos?? I'll be right over. Tee Hee. Love your watercolors and especially the acrylic flowers. Happy PPF!

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  4. okay.
    hells yes, i will join ANyone for a mojito.

    nuff said.

    no, not nuff said... i love, love love watercolor pens and i am so pleased to see someone else giving them their due..

    i just got some refillables in the mail and am going to try those pens out tomorrow.

    xx,
    amy

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  5. What a delightful idea! The flowers are my favorite too. Love red and yellow :)

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  6. Oh, I'll take two mojitos, please! :) Lovely cards. This smaller scale art is perfect for trying out new things. I decided to go with ATC's for a while and see where it takes me. :)

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  7. Great effort and as always you have my admiration. Well Done with all the artwrok! ;)

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  8. Eva i only wish summer activities were calling me outdoors. here in Ireland (a country known for its rubbish climate at the best of times) we have been experiencing the worst summe ever! it hailed yesterday and i can still see my breath its so cold! good job on the index cards and i'd love to join you on the deck for a mojito!

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  9. I love the mojitos so I Tomra one with you, your work with flowers is my favorite ..Saludos

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  10. I haven't a clue what mojitos are, but if everyone else is having one then please count me in.......lol
    Loving your selection of small paintings. Happy PPF. Annette x

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  11. Hic sorry, I would comment on the lovely art but my vision has gone all blurred from one too many of those delicious mojitos hic... hic...

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  12. Hi Eva I think these are all such lovely pieces!!! I would love to join you on the deck for a drink, it's so cold and horrible here at the moment!!!! I posted your book today on to Kathy, I was in such a rush at the post office that I forgot to request a stamp, I'm so sorry. I did however stick a couple from your package on the front and I put your address on the inside just in case. Perhaps when you get your book back and if there is some space left I could send you some Aussie stamps? xxx

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  13. Wonderful idea to do small paintings while you can't focus on a large canvass and looking good I can see some experimentation going on here ;0) always a good thing to do.

    Love Dawn xx

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  14. I am a great advocate for small paintings. So much growth in them in the feeling the freedom of working fast and small. You have a lovely collection and so varied in media.

    The outdoors has been calling me lately, so have the grandchildren! Thanks!

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  15. I love them! I've been working on a smaller sketchbook myself and enjoying it...I can take it on the road with me (in my bag) and a few pencils and I can draw anywhere.

    The watercolour and acrylics worked beautifully for that flower. They're all wonderful! Keep up the great work and HPPF to you!!

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  16. you've been very productive with your little cards, all so wonderful!

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  17. Love your watercolors. I've been working in watercolor too this week. This is the perfect mojito weather. Great way to get outside and paint with the lore of a cocktail.

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  18. I love your work so delicate, thankyou so much for your kind words,, have a super day,,HPPF!

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  19. Fresh as a breeze, delightful !!!

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  20. Small is great - simple and fun and what a non-threatening way to experiment. I have some old computer post card paper that I think I may press into service killing 2 birds with one stone....playing and experimenting but then having art to mail to a friend. Thanks for the reminder.

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  21. Wonderful little creations Eva. I especially love the red flowers. :-)

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  22. Look at this fun variety of index card paintings you have! Very cool! I especially like the night sky... very EVA ;)

    A mojito sounds lovely... I'll be right over! ha!

    xo
    Kristin

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  23. Ooh, these are fabulous! Loving the combo of watercolor with acrylics. Small scale is great for experiments. Watercolor pens are my new best friend, too. And yes, pass me another Mojito, please. MMmmm....

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  24. oh yes please...don't mind if i do :)
    Lovely mini pieces of art, and a great idea to keep the creative juices flowing when the sun shines :)x

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  25. I love that little rocket ship! :)

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  26. These are all lovely! Doesn't look like your painting is suffering at all!

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  27. Wonderful work Eva. Love the columbine, just bought one in that color for my garden.

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  28. This looks like a fun way to get in some painting practice and to learn about new supplies at the same time. When I get a new art supply I am sometimes afraid to use it because I don't really know how it will behave. Postcards could be very useful and they look good, too! My favorites are the crow and the deck chair!

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  29. Very pretty. Love your flowers and especially love the chair. I could use a motijo right about NOW.
    Happy PPF!

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  30. Wonderful post...gorgeous crow..i absolutely adore all black birds..what a beautiful soul...magical..i love all your pieces..the flowers are beautiful too! And yes pass a mojitos here please! Thankyou for mentioning my blog today on the PPF!
    Have a fabulous wkd!
    Shine on
    Victoria

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  31. Such great little creations. I really like the first one, it looks so free and happy.

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  32. a mojito sounds awesome! would love to join you!
    your artwork is fabulous! Happy PPF!

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  33. What great little pieces you have there, Eva. I like the red ballon one the most. Brings back some fond memories for me. :)

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  34. I LOVE trying out new pencils (I was just telling Marlene on her PPF web post) and my love affair continues, love the fun & art here & please have my motijo ready, I'll bring snacks ;) Happy PPF!

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  35. I always get a smile with your header! So sweet! New art supplies are the best! Fun art!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. These are fun little artistic expressions! Keep on playing with them and have fun! HAPPY PPF!

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  37. Mojitos on your deck sounds great. Thanks for your comment on my painting. Love your deck chair best - reminds me of all the good things of summer.

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  38. What a great idea painting on index cards!!! These are lovely!!!!!I'm with you, the outdoors calls when the weather is sooooooo gorgeous and all the little critters are everywhere! Explore! Explore! Deb

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  39. I love the name of your blog and I love the Robin in the rain boots ;o) Index cards, great idea! I love your crow ;o) Have a wonderful day!

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  40. Love your sweet paintings today. Happy PPF. gerri

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  41. What an interesting array of cards! So many techniques and subjects.
    Isn´t it funny how things happen in different places at the same time? Like your friend and you going through The Artist´s way at the same time that my local friend Sabine and myself are doing the same on the other side of the planet.

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  42. YOU got stuff done! Watercolour pens sound very interesting! Love the deck chair and the Mojito invitation. Happy PPF as the weekend comes to an end!

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  43. ooh this is so fun!!! hope to join PPF next... cheers!!

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  44. You have been creatively productive! In answer to the comment you left about negative sketching...some areas are negative...like the top of the two adults heads and some areas on their clothing which show up much better on the watercolor painted negatively...as I paint the area around the shape instead of the shape itself thus giving the illusion of sunlight on the area that is left white on the watercolor paper. My family was just a sketch I had to do in prep for the watercolor itself as people is not my forté so I sketch them first as a prelim.
    to the actual watercolor. I hope I made sense in what I just wrote:) Have a nice Sunday!

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  45. Do you know I have never had a mojito?! I'd love one, thanks :D

    Cute little pieces! So fun to do quick projects to fill in the time between Summer activities!
    I love the balloon floating in the sky...reminds me of a french film they used to show us in grade school called "the red balloon" :)

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  46. Great drawings and I'd love to join you for a mojito even though I have no clue as to what they are, I'm sure they are fabulous.

    I am with you, the projects I have going now are all pertaining to flowers outside and tending gardens! Art is suffering indeed.

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