Sunday, January 24, 2010

Challenges, sketches, and watercolor

This post will be heavy on photos and light on prose as I have a bad cold, and my brain is not functioning very well. I did the above painting as part of my painting a week goal - I am happy with the flower and leaves but the background bothers me - I think it is competing with the flower too much - I will try another approach this coming week.

Join us over at Scrapgal for a challenge this week to do a layout, atcs, art journal page, whatever about your dream. (Since we can't all go to CHA, those of us staying at home are dreaming about it.) You have until Thursday, and Kim will be giving a RAK.

Numbers 5 and 6 of our sketch contest at Scrapgal - in total we will have 8 sketches (2 more will be posted tomorrow) and you have until the end of January to do them - we will be giving a prize!

This layout is for The Sampler Challenge 4 - come on over Scrapbookingsuppliesrus and click on The Crop Spot to view the sketch challenge and the DT layouts.
Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Kathy said...

Very pretty...orchids are one of my favorite things to watercolor.

deana said...

So sorry to hear that you're still battling that cold, Chris! Hope you get well soon! At least you're still able to paint & scrap, though! That HAS to make you feel a little better, right?!

Your painting is beautiful & your LO's are all fantastic! So many pretty colors & patterns! Great post!


Anonymous said...

I see what you mean with the background of the painting... but you learn from your own work every time! (at least I do - and I know you are that kinda type doing that too!) The layouts are beautiful, love the happy coloured ice cream - makes me long for summer days! I hope your cold goes away soon - have a healthy and creative and happy week Chris!

Hanneke said...

Oooh poor Chris, I hope you feel better soon!!!
Love your painting and your LO's!!

Jeanet said...

Wow Chris,loving all of your layouts,they are so beautiful!I can see why you think the background in your painting is a little bit too much,love that flower and the colors!
I hope you feeling a little better soon!Take care!

Bekka said...

Chris, that painting is so beautiful! Dang, you hae talent! (Of course we all knew that!) :)

Jenneke said...

WOW Chris, these layouts are so beautiful!!! My favorite is the one with the butterflies!

Hope you will feel better soon!!