Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Birds of Paradise

Over at ARTastic this month we are playing with watercolours..following the inspiration from Alan Louis's fabulous painting 'Splash'.

Introducing  ...

Alan Louis  with Splash (watercolour on paper)

I paint mainly with watercolours on paper. Painting is my way of expressing how I appreciate life and the beauty that I see in even the most ordinary and mundane things. Whether I am painting a street scene, river scene, people, landscapes, flowers, even a single leaf, I derive joy and satisfaction from being able to freely express my own interpretations of what I perceive, guided only by my emotions and innermost feelings.

Criteria – Raid the kids craft cupboard or pull out those old watercolour pencils you have had forever - let’s try a little paint and water on our page! 
If you don't have specific watercolour paints then by all means use the normal variety but please water these down so the look is more wishy washy.
And here is my LO I created playing with some lovely watercolour pencils I bought.
I used the subtle colours of Alan's painting, with a bit more colour in mine & used this lovely vase of Bird of Paradise blooms - Strelitzia's - that were renewed each day at our accommodation
on Norfolk Island.
Hope you join us in playing around..
Hugs  xxx


  1. I love how you've used the watercolours on this layout Deb!

  2. Oh beautiful work! I applaud you.

  3. They are striking flowers Deb and you did them justice on your lovely layout.
    Julie ARTastic DT

  4. I love birds of paradise - they make such a striking arrangement. This is a terrific bright and happy layout.

  5. These special flowers remind me of my grandmother in law who grew them and had a double flower. They are beautiful and so nice for you to scrapbook them. The way your watercolour leads to the photo is very cool. Great work.


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