Sunday, January 18, 2009

Water Lily .........

This weekend I painted this little watercolour of a waterlily.... love the waterlily and the lotus flower so thought I would have a play around with my caran d'ache watercolour crayons . I have overlaid the blue background with a lovely serviette that was sent to me by my friend Shirl in Western Australia recently... loved the little edging design on the serviette and thought it gave this painting a little more depth (art recycling, just love it). I like how the mottled blues of the background show through the transparency of the serviette. This piece will be stitched onto fabric as part of a fabric book round robin I am taking part in. Thank you Shirl for the lovely serviette.

Oops.... dont know what I've done here.... doubled up on this photo and cant even delete one them from blogger....I am having troubles with blogger lately. I have to enter photos in reverse order as its just not playing fair ....
This little Klimt/Picasso/Kaffe Fassett doll is all finished and winging her way to her new home. Safe travels to her and I hope she brings joy and happiness to someones art studio.


This week I am going to finish my fabric page and work on some wise little Kaffe Fassett owls for friends.
Take care and have an art full week.
Jacky xox



20 comments:

JenMeister said...

I just love the doll's face :) What's the rest of the doll like?

JenMeister said...

Never mind, I found the previous post which has the full pic! :)

Linda said...

Your waterlily is wonderful Jacky....the background is so effective.
Linda xx

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Just love the dolls

sesga loves 1950s said...

So stunning Jacky I love the background really adds something special ,you must frame it and put it on your wall.
Someone is in for a real treat the doll is beautiful !!
Love from sesga xxxx

painter girl said...

Beautiful lily flower. The background is really nice. Love the textured feel of the serviette. the dolls are always a favorite.
Have a happy creative week as well!
Leanne

zorana said...

We don't mind seeing two pictures of your doll... fun colors and an expressive face. You are right about the background. It does give it depth and makes a wonderful backdrop for the pretty water lily. xo

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your waterlily and your dolls are wonderful!

Jeane said...

so Jacky, you painted on the fabric? with your crayons? that is just wonderful! the colors are so rich and you got real definition!

Jo Wholohan said...

i love your watercolour :)) glad to see you taking the plunge into this, i know you will be awesome at it!!!! xx

Jenxo said...

mmm, i like recycling stuff too and your serviette backgroud looks wonderful. that blue is so vibrant.
i bet your little owls will be even cuter than your dolls, if thats possible Jenxo

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely painting Jacky, such fabulous colours and the doll is adorable.

Belinda said...

Hi Jacky You have a talent for water colours, the waterlily is so pretty. Love the way you use the napkins. Lately I have noticed my supermarket is stocking a whole new range of them, I must get some to have a play. What can I say about your doll? gorgeous as always. It has so much character just in its face. Belinda

lynne h said...

mmmmm... i LOVE your paintings, jacky... and sewing this one in a fabric book will make it even more wonderful. i would like to see more, more paintings! (and dolls and owls... : )

Dot said...

Your waterlily is gorgeous Jacky. And I love what you have done with the serviette Shirl sent you too.

And your Picasso/Klimi/ KF doll is so special(and very vibrant - love it!).

Always enjoy coming to visit your blog and seeing what you are up to!

Dot xx

Robyn said...

I like the way you have used the serviette in the background, Jacky. Beautiful water lily painting!
You mentioned the photos posting in reverse order....I move my photos all over the place, changing my mind, back and forth. You right click on photo and hold it while you move your photo to where you want it. Move it around until it starts to scroll down.(keep holding click down until you reach the right space for it)

Robyn said...

Sorry, left click and hold.

grrl+dog said...

your klimt dolls are so fine... you have to really see them in person to get the feel of the fabric..

Belinda said...

gosh, the doll looks delicious, you know i love these artists as well and those colors and layers i can just imagine!! so you, beautiful like the water lily!!

Anne said...

Hi, Jacky! The water lily is wonderful! So pretty! :-)