Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome 2018!

Happy New Year to all my blogger friends!! 


Last October my friend Jill invited me to join her for a six week Watercolor Class at the local Arts Center.  We had a lot of fun together! I came to learn that I was very interested in Watercolor painting for not only my card making but also, surprisingly to me, creating "fine art".



I painted these cards for two of my sisters.  They are not rubber stamped - and yet I cannot draw! so I found sketches on-line - transferred them to watercolor paper and painted them : )   They were quite easy to complete.



I also painted a larger painting for my friend for Christmas.  I forgot to photograph it before giving it to her but I will ask her to let me get a picture of it and include it here later or write a new post for it : )  It is full FULL of mistakes! but for a beginner I was pleased.

As you can see I added a new die cut sentiments and - what you cannot see - some Wink of Stella for the perfect touch of sparkle!

Dipping my toe into Watercoloring caused me to search for more classes.  I found this AMAZING artist on-line:

Dylan Pierce Watercolor

I will be taking his classes eeek! I could not begin to hope to create art like he does but I am certain I will have a wonderful time under his direction!

That is just one of the things I am hoping to do in my spare time in 2018 : )

I am excited to see what the coming year holds for us all! : )


Edited to add my picture : ):


This is about a 13 x 15.5" finished frame. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

18 comments:

Birgit said...

Wow Patti ~ These are fabulous! I can see an emerging artist in 2018. These are simply gorgeous and I can't wait to see more! Happy New Year to you!

Jeanne said...

Amazing work, Patti! How exciting for you to find a new hobby that you enjoy so much. And from the looks of it have a strong affinity for. Thank you SO much for sharing and may the coming year be filled with lots of creative adventures. I hope you'll keep sharing! Hugs!

Marcia HIll said...

These are both FABULOUS Patti! I can't wait to see more!! Happy New Year and I hope you are incredibly blessed in 2018 my friend!! :0)

Loll said...

WOW! Gorgeous watercoloured cards Patti! Amazing work!! I bet your sisters LOVED these cards. Looking forward to seeing a photo of the picture you gave your friend. Loll xx

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your paintings are wonderful, Patti! You've found another outlet for your creative ideas. It's a good brain exercise to stretch our comfort level and learn new skills. Please keep sharing. You may get more of us into classes.

Lisa Elton said...

Patti your cards are beyond beautiful!! Your sisters should frame these little works of art. What a lucky friend you have to receive your beautiful painting. I think you've fond your new groove!! Can't wait to see more. Wishing you the happiest of New Years filled with many many blessings!

Beth F. said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I love your watercoloring. This past year, I also dabbled in that using Distress Inks as my "watercolor" and really enjoyed it as well. Have a wonderful 2018!

Mac Mable said...

Amazing, what a talented lady you are? Absolutely stunning x Happy New Year Patti x

I Card Everyone said...

Patti, dipping your toe has lead you to a new love, and isn't that something to look forward to in the coming year?! Your Christmas cards are fantastic - I'm betting your sisters loved them!
About a million years ago, I tried my hand at water color painting - you must stay with it, as I can see you have such a talent for it! Gorgeous poppies!
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Jean said...

Such gorgeous cards!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Patti, these are all so outstandingly beautiful! You really have the touch for doing these. Keep it up as you do wonderful work. I look forward to seeing more from you in 2018. Happy New Year to you as well.

Loll said...

Your poppies are gorgeous Patti!! I can't believe that you think you are a beginner, but this looks like it has been done by a seasoned artist! Great work Patti!! xx

Jeanne H said...

Beautiful cards and I love your framed painting. You do have a talent and it shows!

Darnell said...

Patti, I am in awe of your paintings! You have incredible artistic talent! Truly! I think the teacher will be delighted to have someone of your caliber in his class and I can't wait to see what else you create!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

I thought the cards were wonderful and then I saw the painting. It is outstanding, Patti. I'd say you caught onto watercoloring quite well. I'm sure your friend was thrilled. Keep it up and be sure to share.

Colleen said...

OMG friend, I would say you have definite talent!! The cards and the big picture are just amazing and so so very beautiful. Keep up the great work and please continue to share, you are an inspiration!!

Ina Grehan said...

You say you can't watercolour! Both your cards are amazing and then I scrolled down to see THAT painting. Beeeeeeeeeeeutiful works of art Patti.

Lynne in NI said...

Gosh, I've missed loads on your blog Patti! Your watercolouring is absolutely fabulous - I'm sure your friend was thrilled with her gift. Look forward to seeing you new art works!