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16 June 2011

Paint Party Friday - Week 14 - ICAD and Prepping Canvases

Another week of mostly small stuff but paint and paintbrushes were involved! Therefore I do have something to show for Paint Party Friday - Yay! - nothing major but I do want to participate.

This week (well late Thursday) I prepped some canvases, following Kristin's idea of using black gesso. Very cool!


4 canvases with black gesso - what a neat effect!

WIP -Started painting one of them ... but barely


Inspired by my Sea Thrift/Armeria

Fun with left over red paint

Watercolour inspired by my peonies and bleeding hearts - tied for my favourite this week
 
Acrylic and watercolour tulip - my last this year

 Doodling

Total silliness - my other favourite

And a non painted zen doodle.

More work on my weeding was done until the ants started biting me as I got too close to their hill in the middle of my flower bed! Still more to go, so I will visit all you magnificent artists between my outdoor efforts.

Hope you have a great time at the party! Happy PPF!

43 comments:

  1. Hooray black gesso!!! I can't wait to see what you do with those canvases :)

    Your index cards are as much fun to look at as they seem to be for you to make... love 'em! The loose sketchy lines on your peony and bleeding hearts are wonderful! It should also be no surprise that I love your silly card :)

    xo
    Kristin

    p.s. Good luck in the garden and stay away from the ants!

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  2. I truly love the watercolor of the peony and the bleeding heart.

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  3. Love the black Gesso! Also can't wait to see what you paint on them!

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  4. Black gesso is magical stuff. Love all your index cards~ Happy PPF!

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  5. oh wow!!! this is packed with some great pieces....

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  6. Great effort for creativity. Well Done!

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  7. Wow you've been really busy and productive! (I need to lift my game). ;) Great work!

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  8. These are all fabulous pieces! I too am fascinated to see what you create with the black canvases. Can't wait!

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  9. These are fun drawings. I love the black gesso canvases. :) I'm looking forward to see what comes out of them. :)

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  10. Lot of creativity going on here as usual, especially love the tulip!

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  11. you have been busy! i'm intrigued to see what you do with the black canvasses. i love the icad of the pink peonies and bleeding hearts-simple and effective. definitely my favourite!

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  12. Work hard ... my Preer is purple tulip. Saludos

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  13. great art Eva! Those are awesome paintings and gesso!I especially love the tulip! Happy PPF!

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  14. mmm black gessoooooo looks promising:)...wonderful peonies and tulip....have a great Friday Eva!!

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  15. Happy PPF Eva, am so interested on what you create on Black Gesso as have never used it. Loads of fun things to look at and enjoy. Have a great weekend, Annette x

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  16. this ICAD challenge makes you so productive, Eva, in the best way, your work is wonderful this week, I like them all.

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  17. I'm amazed at all your different styles and techniques (and medium). I must say, those watercolor peonies with the bleeding hearts are just precious. That would make a beautiful greeting card, poster, you name it!

    Total Silliness brought out the joy in me...so playful and fun, and the zen doodle is SO cool!!

    Way to go, chica! Nice job on these. Happy PPF to you!!! :)

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  18. OK, I HAVE to get some of that black gesso- I love that effect!
    And I'm impressed that you could choose a favorite from this week, because I love something about each one! I think if I had to choose one, it would be the tulip, 'cause I'm a sucker for tulips and you did such a beautiful job!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  19. ooooo, I like this, I though I was follower,,I am now!

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  20. I am intrigued by this black gesso start to your work. Can't wait to see what you create. LOVE the doodle this week too. HAPPY PPF!

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  21. I love them all, especially the zendangle and the red snake since red is my favorite of colors. Looks like you have a good start on your black gessoed canvas. I am gonna have to ge me some of that gesso, it looks so cool! Have a fantastic weekend! :-)

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  22. cant wait to see what you do on the black gesso canvases!! and i love all your index cards!! happy PPF!

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  23. Love the bleeding heart watercolor!!

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  24. I'm going to have to try the black gesso! And, I love your index cards!!! The snake is really cool ;o) Happy PPF ;o)

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  25. These are all fabulous! My favorites are the purple tulip and the little green "doodle bugs".

    I keep thinking to try black gesso.

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  26. wow - you are one busy lady!!! Love all the color in your life!!!!
    cheers, dana

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  27. Black canvases, how fun! Can't wait to see what you do with them.
    I love your index cards a day! My fave is the beautiful purple tulip! That reminds me, I was going to try to do this. I'm only a day late, so I will create my first one tonight. That's my short term goal.
    Happy PPF!

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  28. Wow - for not doing much, there's a lot to show! I must try the index card size - they'd finish quickly and allow a sense of accomplishment without a huge time investment. Those doodle bugs are the best!

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  29. I'm looking forward to see what you do with the black canvas. I like that idea too. Your flowers are great. I love the purple tulip. I've never really seen a purple tulip, they would be great in my garden. :) Happy PPF!

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  30. You've been busy...I just love that silliness one, adorable. My favorite is the snake, he's just so vibrant!

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  31. Almost every painting I make starts with Black...I love your Zen Doodle!

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  32. Those canvases are so cool! Pretty index cards, very interesting project with so many possibilities.
    I´m a multi tasking painter as well, with several pieces going on at the same time. I also pick and choose what is useful for me at a certain time with coaching books. Looking forward to your coming out to play with me and The artist´s way. :D

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  33. Wow you have been so busy, I love all these little illustrations, my favourite is the peonies very pretty and I love your line work.
    I really love painting on black canvas' it really makes me approach my painting differently can't wait to see what you do with them! :0)

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  34. Lots of interesting work!!! Being a purple freak, I love the tulip!

    Hugs Giggles

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  35. Ooo, I love the zen doodle! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog.

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  36. hi eva,
    what lovely assortment of art today! love the watercolor of the peonie and the bleeding heart. They are my two favorite flowers! take care, gerri

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  37. whoa. I never have used black gesso before.
    no really, i haven't.

    i am going to stalk all over youtube and get some more ideas and then i am going to use that good stuff too!

    xx,
    amy

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  38. Lots od interesting ideas, must try that with the black gesso! Hugs, Valerie

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  39. Eva, the black gesso looks fun! And I love the index cards, especially the snake and the green bugs! And I can see another snake curled up in the zen doodle one, really cool stuff!!! Deb

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  40. Ooooh, pretty tulip painting!!

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  41. wonderful to see what you have been up too! So much fun and pretty art. Love the black gesso too, I wonder how it will inspire you.

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  42. Can't wait to see where the black gesso will lead! Oh, the cards are so fun! I LOVE them all especially the peonies and bleeding hearts! Yes, stay away from those pesky ants! :)

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  43. Fabulous ICAD work!! You know I LOVE zen doodles!!
    And black gesso is fun! I don't use it all the time, but when I do, It makes a big impact!!!
    xxDaniella

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