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WOYWW 617 + new portrait

 


Welcome to Crafting With Jack and another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  My finished Mystic Girl Painting, I didn't completely follow the tutorial, but you are not expected to.


Next I did some little watercolour squares. Several of our happy band of deskers have used tutorials from CeeCee on YouTube and it was next on my list after my painting.   I have noticed, in tutorials, that when people use the little pans of paint they seem to have no difficulty in getting a good quantity of useable paint.   I am not sure what make mine are, but I always have a problem with them.  I have a set of Rare Earth watercolours waiting in the wings, but I shall persevere with the ones I have for a little longer.  I did a practice sheet first and then tried out various pens.  Doing these little squares seemed quite therapeutic and I am going to try some bigger areas to draw or stamp on. 


I printed out a selection of leaves and branches that I had on my computer so I didn't have to sit there thinking "What shall I do next?".

I almost forgot to include a photograph of my desk!

I have downloaded some beautiful photographs of horses, foxes and birds from sites that allow you to of course.  I am thinking of doing a horse next although my list of the things I am doing "next" seems to grow!  I am joining up at Julia's Stamping Ground and then visiting all the lovely people in the WOYWW group.  Today was a beautiful day and we sat in the garden reading, I hope you had some sunshine today too.  My niece goes into hospital today hoping to have her baby.  She has been getting so fed up and is already 10 days late!  Praying for a safe delivery x





26 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

Hope all goes well with your niece Angela. All my boys were late arriving - the last two by 10 days each and it's no fun. Love the portrait and the watercolour squares. Hope you manage to get your paints to work as you want them to. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #9

Helen said...

I bought a little tin of water colour paints for a challenge once and haven't used them... "proper" painting isn't my forte. Love your little squares! Happy WOYWW Helen #10

Lisa-Jane said...

Delightful squares! Great idea to print out the foliage ideas as that's where
I often get stuck. And I adore that mystical girl with the deer - you've definitely captured an ethereal quality in her face. Stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #3

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your mystical girl painting is amazing Angela, she looks very much at peace.
I've seen so many people enjoying the CeeCee tuts, fabulous watercolour artists out there. So much to learn about those little paints and some colours from brands act very differently, it's a lovely medium to play with.
Wishing your Niece all the best today & Happy WoywW Tracey #7

BJ said...

Well you certainly have a lot going on there on your desk. Thanks for the watercolour plant sheet have saved it as I really want to have a go at these little water colours. BJ#13

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Angela, I hope all goes well for your niece.
Your mystical girl portrait is lovely.
I haven’t done any watercoloring for a while. But I used tubes of paint, squeezed into empty pans it made it easier to travel with them.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Hugs
Lynnecrafts 4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh I love your choice of colours for the CeeCee tutorial, they work really well and printing off that leaves reference sheet is genius! Can I ask where you got that from because I would like to do it too, such a good idea. I like your portrait at the beginning as well, you have a clever touch with the paints. I don’t seem to be able to get the paints right either, not enough pigment into the mix, their’s seem softer than my pan paints. Maybe I shall ask for some as a birthday prezzy later in the year, lol!
Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Your mystic girl looks lovely with the deer - hands are so hard to paint - you did a good job (I wouldn't even attempt it!). The doodle squares are delightful - it was a great idea to print off some motifs for inspiration. Have a lovely week, Angela and Happy Easter! xx zsuzsa #22

Twiglet said...

Your little watercolour paintings are lovely and a great idea to print off an ideas sheet. I didn't really realise there was a difference between paints but I guess like everything else - you just need to find the right ones to suit you. xx Jo

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your portrait is stunning. Well done.

Two things I have learned about watercolour that matters: PAPER & PAINT. I frustrated myself for years, trying to make art with low quality paper. Better paper made for better results, but still lacking. Only recently I started using artist quality paints and what a difference. It's worth the investment to get the proper tools, even to do it as a hobby.

Crafts in the Command Center said...

It's interesting...I had the same conversation with myself regarding watercolors. If you watch videos, their colors are always perfect. I may need to get a better quality set but because it's not my main source of creativity, I don't know if it's worth it. I guess I'll just have to ask and then answer myself on that one. LOL

Your projects are great! Have a great week. Dorlene #30

Edwina said...

Hi Angela, Love your watercolor squares. They are so beautiful. You could use them for so much. Like cards, tags, ATC's, and journal pages. Your girl painting is really good. Your desk looks like mine. Actually mine is buried under stuff I am going through. Edwina Brown

Shoshi said...

Your paintings are so gorgeous, Angela - a great portrait, and CeeCee's inspiration is great, isn't it. Time I did some more of those, once I get the time, that is...

I hope by the time you read this you are a great aunt! I hope all goes well with the delivery.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hey there, LLJ again! Thanks for the offer to send me the leaves, I’d really like that. I can’t find your email though, please could you email me via the side link on my blog and I’ll send you my address. Thank you!
LLJ xx

Annie said...

Hope all goes well with your niece...every extra day feel like a week at the end so my heart goes out to her. I love your painting...so clever.
Hugs,
Annie x #14

Neet said...

Hope the baby arrives soon and mother and baby are fine. How exciting.
Love your completed painting, she is beautiful and I love portraits so it really appeals to me.
My goodness, your desk looks mega busy.
Happy Easter,
Hugs, Neet xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving your busy desk just how it should be. I like the idea of the little painted squares too, great idea. Have very happy and creative woyww, Angela x21x

StampinCarol said...

Hope your niece has an easy delivery and a healthy baby!
Love your watercolor squares and I like your assortment of branches & leaves.
And your desk... boy, that's busy!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Happy Easter!
Carol N #24

Stacy Sheldon said...

SO much pretty Angela, ooh I hope by the time you read this you are all smiling over the new arrival :) love those squares of paint and drawings that is a cool look to me :) ~Stacy #26

Kelly said...

Hi Angela!

I do love those squares. I think that's something I could manage :-) Yes, the 'to do next' list is never ending. lol but at least we have lots to choose from :-D Creative Blessings! ~Kely #27

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I hope by now that you have some happy healthy safe baby news. What a genius idea Angela, to print out that selection of leaves and branches so as not to twist yourself into idea mode rather than just enjoying the flow. Loving the squares. No evidence of any difficulty with the paint and of course, I’m completely unable to offer any advice or even commiserate...I think I was in as part classes at school the last time I handled a set of cake paints! Neet has blogged about spam and such comments which made me think to check my ‘awaiting moderation’ box and so I’ve only just seen your question about commenting on Instagram. Sorry. You’ve prolly sussed it by now. If not, please mail me and I’ll do a couple of screen shots...save about 8 million words!! juliadunnit@me.com xx

Susan Renshaw said...

I know what you mean about the growing 'to do' list.
I keep meaning to do the water colouring like you but then I saw another idea today...
Happy WOYWW!
Susan #18

Felicia said...

Angela, LOVE your desk today! Some may see mess, BUT I see FUNNNNN!!! Love all the colors you have laid out for projects!!! Now, that Mystic Girl painting!! Oh my gosh!!! I am in love with that!! It is so completely beautiful!!! You are an amazing artist!!! Your watercolor squares are so pretty as well! Thank you for stopping by my desk!! You have a beautiful weekend and many blessings! Felicia #25

Lindart said...

HI Angela! I love your new painting - gorgeous! And your little watercolour squares as well. Great idea printing out the plants for inspiration. I just may have to give this Cee Cee a look! Lovely very creative desk! Thanks for your earlier visit, sorry I'm so late, have a great rest of the week! Lindart #28

My name is Cindy said...

Hello Angela, thanks for stopping by. Your picture is just awesome, so pretty. I always have a huge wish list of things to do - trouble is I forget most of it these days!! Happy Easter! Have a good week, stay well, stay safe, love n hugs Cindy xx #23

Spyder said...

Your mystic lady is lovely, and the deer behind her. I used to draw cartoon ponies many years ago, one of them was printed on bags for a riding shop, wish I had one now! Will look out for your drawing of a horse. I was always told, a late baby is a boy! She probably has had her baby by now, I;m sooo late! Stay safe, keep crafting! Happy very Late last weeks WOYWW!? ((Lyn))#6