Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Watercolour Dabbling

Would you believe that not painting that much also means not blogging that much?  No?  Oh well, have to rethink that one!

I've been a bit hassled since I've been back - all sorts of things like my garden which is now going crazy with the start of Summer, Art Society meetings and extra teaching slots at the fabric painting place I help teach at.  Plus there's been cricket and rugby and tonight, our national soccer team, Bafana Bafana take on the mighty USA in a friendly down here at our all new Cape Town Stadium, specially built for the World Cup!  So have to watch that as well.

What has saved me somewhat, are my two art groups that I go to every week.  Even though what I've done does not please me, it's at least a start and I think I'll be getting back regularly pretty soon.

To all my blogging friends, I have visited you and forgive me if I haven't left a message.  I will be mending my ways!

These are two watercolours I did before I went away.  The first was done at a workshop and although a bit static, turned out ok.  The second I loved doing as I got both my fellow art group artists perfectly.  Totally recognisable, lost in their own painting worlds.



34 comments:

Avocaken said...

Hello Liz! If this is what you make when you "dabble", what happens when you get serious? :-)

I wouldn't worry too much about leaving messages on blogs, not with all of the sport-watching that must be done! ha ha ha

I hope your teams fight a good fight.

Ken B.

marty said...

the flowers ars so soft and beautiful !
I love the second painting - they are so concentrated in their work !
and your work is wonderful Liz
bisous

art2cee2 said...

I love your dabbling! :-)

martinealison said...

La composition de votre bouquet Liz est harmonieux, j'aime beaucoup le couple absorbé à réussir au mieux leur dessin. Il a une âme et il dégage une belle atmosphère.
Bises
Merci encore pour vos gentils petits mots...

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nice, Liz. I totally understand where you are coming from. I, too, have been distracted from painting and therefore not blogging. I actually have had to work overtime lately which is great monitarily but not great for the fun things like painting and blogging. At least I'll have lots of extra cash for more art supplies!

travelingsuep said...

I love the portraits best for the way you have captured the concentration. However, the colours in the flowers are lovely too.

I'm flattered you took the time to comment on my blog earlier. Thank you, your comment was/is appreciated.

Anthony Duce said...

Your watercolors are great. I especially like the the paintings of the fellow artists.

pc said...

I can't recognize the fellow artists :) , but I liked their expressions..seemingly lost in their own worlds..

Prabal said...

Yes even I love the way both are lost in what they are doing. This is very nice Liz.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Lovely dabble, Liz :)
So nice you are using watercolors!

rob ijbema said...

yeah great dabble
love the double portrait it looks so natural

padmaja said...

The moment caught in the second painting is amazing.. they seem to be concentrating so much on what they are doing... very natural!

hmuxo said...

Both these watercolor paintings are wonderful. The flowers are beautiful but these two people tells the story..they're so busy doing what they love to do and you captured the scene beautifully Liz.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

you are amazing.
every time I come visit. there is such a surprise waiting for me to see.

your painting are awsome, and those people your painted, wow!
love
tweedles

Marian Fortunati said...

:o)

Marie Theron said...

Hi Liz, the flowers are quite soft, but I DO like the sketch of the people.....very good and spontaneous!

Ajay Patil said...

i liked second one more

Charlene Brown said...

I love these paintings! Everything's spontaneous, clean and right-the-first-time. I have always considered figures in watercolour to be virtually impossible, but these folks are a real treat.

Douglass Art Studio said...

Well done Liz! You are so versatile - oil, acrylic and watercolor. Keep up the good work.

Harry Kent said...

Love that portrait, Liz! I absolutely feel the still concentration, partly by the space between the figures which puts each into their world, yet united in doing the same activity. Lovely, sensitive work.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ken, thanks so much - you are always so upliftingly generous with your comments! As for sport - cricket was a draw - yes, 2 five dayers, and a draw! Rugby a bit better - won yesterday - hooray!


Merci Marty, I kind of liked the second one as well.

Art with Liz said...

And Merci Martine! They were so unaware that I was watching them, but had to get a photo to really capture the moment.


Hi Carol - I think I'm on the reverse process now - painting like mad and not blogging! And working for art supplies has to rank up top for not painting and blogging!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Sue! And I enjoy your blog and your take on different places!


Thank you so much Tony!

Art with Liz said...

Hi PC - I see these two every Monday and Friday in the two groups I go to - watercolour on Monday and oil on Friday! This was a Monday.


Thank you so much Crystal!

Art with Liz said...

And thank you too, Prabal!


Gosh Ramesh, I have such a long way to go to get to yours and my other Indian watercolour friends standards! So thank you so much for this.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Rob, and thank you!


I also prefer the portraits Padmaja - the first one was done in a workshop and it was almost like paint-by-numbers in following the instructor - but it was a good lesson!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Hilda!


Dear Tweedles, love your visits and I thank you for the lovely words!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Marie - appreciate that coming from you!


And thank you Ajay!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Charlene, thank you! You are such a landscape specialist, a genre I find so difficult! I love doing portraits!


Hello Miss Lynn! Thank you!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Harry, I so appreciate your comment! Thank you.

SOFIA said...

great work

Willy. CREALINELIJNEN said...

The second one, is the winner!!
intensity,filled with human power!
Cngrts,Willy

Sharon Wright said...

Beautiful, fresh paintings, and I too just love the artists at work. And in watercolour! I am so impressed. It is an image I see every week at the WA.
Again, thank you so much for your visit and uplifting comments.

Arti said...

Very sweet, both of them.Flowers are fresh and beautiful; the couple painting is done beautifully. They seem to be so engrossed in their work!