Saturday, May 31, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #151

Hello,

I hope your Saturday is going well.  Here is my watercolor for day #151.



Similar idea as yesterday's.   Can you tell I like to stick to an idea for a few days?  It makes things a little easier for me, so I don't worry about coming up with something new every day.

Today the high school was doing a fund raiser for Locks of Love.  Molly was planning all week to get her hair cut.  This is her third time of donating her hair, so a wig can be made.  The school was asking for at least 6 inches, because locks of love sells the hair to pay for its expenses.  The amount to cut off for a wig to be made is 10 inches.  When Molly told me about it, I decided early on that I would cut my hair as well, I just I didn't tell anyone : ).  I wanted to do my little part as well.  We went to the fund raiser but they didn't have enough stylists there to cut all they people they had showing up.  They were offering other suggestions, so we ran to a local salon, got our hair cut and brought back the hair to them.  Here we are.



It was not my intent to have the same hair cut as Molly, she wanted hers a bit longer but the lady kept trimming a bit to much.  Of course mine won't look the same a soon as I wash it because I don't take the time to flat iron my hair.  Mols has super thick hair and hers will look that good all the time.  It felt good to do just a little something for others. 


That's all for now.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, May 30, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #150

Hello,

Happy Friday to you, hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #150.


Just a fun simple one tonight.  That's all for me tonight.  I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #149

Hello,

I hope you had a good day. Here is my watercolor for day #149.



Not sure where this one came from, no real inspiration tonight.  I just started painting, and added a few things until I felt like I am done.

That's all I have for you tonight.  Have a great evening a pond thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #148

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I worked on my watercolor while cooking dinner tonight, (in between the stirring and watching).  Here is my watercolor for day #148.



I tried using the same technique as before, very wet paper and then adding the colors so they blend.  I like the straight line patterns better.   It is easier to do quick brush stokes and get that cool variety of color, like the last two nights.  It's fine, because you can't learn unless you try.  I am always learning with this project.  : )

That's all for tonight.  I have to go finish up dinner.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #147

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #147.



I used the same technique as yesterday.  I like the way it turned out and wanted to play with different colors tonight.    I like to see how the colors blend into one another, and create new colors.   I think these would also make great backgrounds as well.

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, May 26, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #146

Hello,

Happy Memorial Day to you!   Thank you to all the service men and women for all that you do!!

Here is a quick one for today, here is watercolor for day #146. 



Just a nice color wash today.  We got back from our trip and I am quite tired.  I didn't think it would take that much out of me to pack up and clean but it did.  Once again, a learning experience.  I hope you had a great weekend!  Thanks again for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Sunday, May 25, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #145

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  I have a quick painting for you today.  Here is my watercolor for day #145.  



While painting this Chris asked to see it and asked if he could have it and he wanted me to keep it a is.  It reminds him of a fabric print we had on a couch, that was from my Aunt.  She lived in Florida and it was a cool print with Palm trees all over it.  So that's about it for me.  It's our last night here, tomorrow we pack up and head home.  That will also be an adventure to make sure we get everything in it's place and all set for the ride home and then storage of the RV.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #144

Hello,

Happy Saturday to you!  I hope you are having a good weekend so far.  I started my painting early today, because I actual had time to relax.  We just bought an RV and are taking our first trip with it this weekend.  It was a crazy couple of weeks trying to get everything we needed to get ready for the trip.  There was more to do then I thought.   : ). We did it, and made our first trip to Borrego Springs.  It is beautiful here and that is where my inspiration came from last night.  I have another photo for you, this was my inspiration for today's watercolor.



Now here is my watercolor for day #144.



A simplified version of the photo but I still need some work on my realistic painting.  I need to learn proper techniques, but it's not to bad.  I spent some time on this one but I have to say I like my quick one from last night better.  I guess that's just more my style.  

One more photo of the girls and Seamus by our new home on wheels, at the entrance of the resort.


That's all for now.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly 



Friday, May 23, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #143

Hello,

I hope you had a good Friday!  We have had a very busy day.  Here is my watercolor for day #143.



And here is where I got my inspiration.


I will try and give you more details tomorrow.   I am beat right now, and should have more time tomorrow to explain.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #142

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Super long day here.  Here is my watercolor for day #142.  


A reverse color scheme from yesterday, with a similar pattern idea.  That's all I have for you tonight, I am really beat.

Have a nice night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #141

Hello,

I have a quick post and watercolor for day #141.  Here you go.




A fun pattern tonight.  Purple background, with orange detail, although it looks more like red on the photo.  That's all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #140

Hello,

I hope your day was good.  Here is my watercolor for day #140.


Simple swirls tonight.  I am tired and wanted to get a quick one done.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, May 19, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #139

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Busy day around here,  lots going on.  Here is what I have tonight for my watercolor, day #139.



A large flower blossom.  The red is then center, even though it looks like a flower on it's own, and a abstract view of the outer petals.  That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #138

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Sunday!  Hannah, Molly and I just returned from the wedding.  It was Molly's piano teachers' wedding.  It was so beautiful!  Outdoors at a vineyard, just simple, rustic and so amazing.  It was an hour and a half away, so it has been a long day.  Here is my quick painting for tonight, watercolor #138.




A really quick stem sketch and then just painted it in quick.  Not a favorite, but it is completed.  That is all for me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #137

Hello,

Happy Saturday to you.  I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #137.



I was working on a background first, then I was going to add ink to it but I like the way the green streaks looked, so I decided to leave it as is.  We have a wedding tomorrow, so I am off to get a few more things ready before tomorrow.  Have a nice evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly



Friday, May 16, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #136

Hello,

Happy Friday to you!   I hope you have had a good day so far.  It cooled down here, yeah!  Only 89 today.  Much cooler tonight also, which should make sleeping easier.  : ).   Here is my watercolor for tonight, day #136.



 A base of color and a little line drawing for tonight.  Alyssa got me a set of different point pens for Mother's Day, so now I can play more with pen and ink.  That will be all for tonight.  Have a great evening and weekend!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #135

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Ok, still really hot here.  Right now at 7:22pm, it's 97 degrees.  I am always one who loves the warm weather, but I have to say that the house is getting really warm.  It gets a little hard to function.  I need to go to the beach tomorrow and see how warm the water is because I might actually be able to go in.  (Usually it's to cold for me). I know, I know, I'm complicated. :). Here is my watercolor for day #135, to reflect my feeling.



Just some warm oranges and reds, or should I say hot.  I do have a little bit of texture that I got with the brush that I really like.  Simple and to the point tonight.  I hope you like it.  

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.  

Take care, 
Kelly

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #134

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  We are still in our hot streak.  At 2:00 pm Chris and I were driving to an appointment and the car said it was 106 degrees.  That was after 15 minutes and it went up to that, so it was accurate, and just crazy.  Right now at 8pm it's still 90.  Rethinking that AC thing now : ).

I have another quick one for you tonight.  Her is my watercolor for day #134.


That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and stay cool!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #133

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #133.




Hot day here, 97, most of the day.  We don't have AC, so you start to slow down by the end of the day.  A simple painting tonight.  I do like the way this one turned out.  

That's all for me.  It's cooling down a bit outside, so I am going to sit out there and try and cool off a bit.  Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Monday, May 12, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #132

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Monday.  I put together two large bookcases for the livingroom today.  Almost done now.  Here is my quick watercolor for day #132.



I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I did this swirl in one stroke and liked it so much that I decided it was enough.  

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #131

Hello,

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!   I hope you had a good day!  Here is my watercolor for day #131.



A quick bold flower painting tonight.  I wanted to be done quick and get back to family time.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #130

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I have a late one tonight, I have been busy working until now.  I started out with one painting and just didn't like it, tried to fix it, but made it worse.  I ended up with this, my watercolor for day #130.



I had a big mess of color and decided to blot it off with a paper towel, and this is what I got. A happy accident, as I call them.  I got a nice texture from the paper towel and thought it was cool, so my painting was saved.  I'm glad I didn't have to start over, I was running out of time.  

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, May 9, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #129

Hello,

Happy Friday!  I hope you are having a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #129.



Just a fun one tonight.  That is all for tonight, the family is hanging out and watching a movie.  Have a great night!

Take care,
Kelly


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #128

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #128.  



I painted this background first and then I liked it so much I didn't want to add anything to it.  I was going to add a line drawing but felt the colors and pattern worked nicely by themselves.  That's all for tonight.  Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #127


Hello,

Hope you had a good day.  I had a long day of putting together Ikea cabinets.  It is relatively easy but totally exhausting.  I am always surprised at how tired I am after.  I put together three new cabinets for the newly painted livingroom.  I have two more bigger cabinets to go.  I am really tired so, I wanted to do a simple painting tonight, here is my watercolor for day #127.



Nice and simple, two tone painting.  That's all I have for tonight.  I am tried and hope to get to bed early.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #126

Hello,

I hope you had a good day today.  Here is my watercolor for day #126.



I hope you like tonight's painting.  A little rock formation.  Still working with the watercolors to get a little more depth in the colors.

That's it for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, May 5, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #125

Hello,

I hope you had a good Monday.  Here is my watercolor for day #125.  



I was trying something different with this but I am not thrilled with the results.  It's ok though.  

A long day of painting again for me.  Almost done, one more coat on the baseboards and window.  Then just a few touch ups.  I am looking forward to finishing this part because then I am going to reorganize in the livingroom.  Lots of work to do but it will be so nice when it's all done.  

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #124

Hello,

I hope you had a nice weekend.  Here is my watercolor for day #124.



A couple of fun flowers.  That's all I have for tonight.  It was a long day and I need to get some sleep.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #123

Hello,

I hope you are having a good Saturday.  Here is my watercolor for day #123.



A simple and light painting.  I like the airy feel of this one.  That will be all for me.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly


Friday, May 2, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #122

Hello,

Happy Friday to you!  I hope you are having a good day so far.  Here is my watercolor for day #122.



I worked on the living room all day.  I needed to sand all the baseboards and holes that I spackled, then clean the dust up.  Not fun, but then I was ready to paint.  I got one coat on the walls done.  I am really tired so I am glad I just finished my watercolor and now I can relax.  I should tape up the trim to prep for tomorrow's painting but I don't think I have the energy.  We'll see.

That's all for now.  Have a great weekend!

Take care, 
Kelly

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Project 365, Watercolor, Day #121

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Here is my watercolor for day #121.



I was just playing with the watercolors again tonight, with no set design in mind.  Just playing with the color in a few stripes of ribbon.

Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly