Friday, 10 November 2017

Paint Party Friday - Autumn Trees

Due to the school holidays and an extremely bad cold, which required a visit to the GP who prescribed antibiotics, I missed PPF last week. I missed visiting all my friends blogs and commenting on their art, too. But I will catch up, I promise. 

I've been doing a lot more ink drawing and I'm surprised by the amount of work I have produced lately. I've set myself a goal to fill one A4 page with a drawing every day. That might not seem like a lot, but when you consider how much other stuff, writing etc, I have to get through it's quite a lot. 

Also, I've begun playing the harmonica again. I'm not very good but I've promised myself that I will allow an hour or so every day for some practice. I've been a fan of blues for some time and I would love to be able to play like many of my idols. I may never reach their standard, but it would still be nice to be able to hold down a tune or two.

Anyway, for PPF this week I've decided to let loose a little and forget about all the intricate detail my drawing requires. The painting below is the result. I flooded the page with colour, then just let the brush  take control of the trees. I quite like the result. Hope you do, too. 

Happy PPF and have a great weekend. 




 This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

32 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you have been ill, and hope you are feeling good again. I LOVE your autumn-colours piece, just fabulous. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi, Valerie. Thank you for commenting. It's was just a cold but the older I get the worse the colds seem to get. Glad you like my piece.

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  2. I like the slender feel of the trees and the flash of colour is almost flame like, a moment of bushfire, before the northern hemisphere autumn comes into play.

    Lovely piece of work.

    Best wishes,
    Liz

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    1. Hi, Liz. Thank you for commenting. I love Autumn colours and I'm glad you like my painting.

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  3. Sorry about you cold, hoping you get over it soon.
    Nice autumn art to day ❤
    Happy PPF and upcoming week 💕

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    1. Thank you, sirkkis, for commenting. Very much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you, Clare, for your kind words.

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    1. Hi, Christine. Thank you for commenting. Very much appreciated.

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  6. Wonderful! I always love a good tree painting and these warm colours are super! Hope you're feeling better :)

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    1. Thank you, SLScheibe. I do love warm Autumnal colours.

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  7. Oh my gosh I love this-sooo beautiful!!! Hope you're feeling much better. I did notice your absence last week. Good for you to dedicate time for your harmonica playing. It can't be an easy instrument to play well. Happy PPF!

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you for commenting. The cold is much better. Glad you like my painting, I'm not sure you'd like my playing at the minute. However, it is something I really want to master.

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  8. You painted the trees very nicely and brought in the autumn light.
    How nice to practice the music
    Slowly think about your health
    Get well soon
    Greetings Elke

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    1. Hi, Elke. Thank you for your kind comment. Very much appreciated.

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  9. This is so beautiful, radiant and meditative ! Wonderful intuitive brushstrokes! I love the flow of energy in this piece and of course the glowing color palette is awesome for Autumn! Lovely you play harmonica!
    happy PPF
    Victoria #23

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. I just let the brush dance around wherever it wanted. I quite like the result.

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    1. Hi, Creative Lifelab. Thank you for commenting.

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    1. Hi, rainbowsplashes. Thank you for dropping by and for your kind comment. Very much appreciated.

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  12. So sorry you have been feeling bad. Hope you are better now. Your bright bold art piece is the type that draws me in. Very beautiful.

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    1. Hi, Nicole and thank thank you for commenting. Feeling a good bit better, but these colds do have a habit of lingering on. Glad you like my piece. Makes a change from all the b/w drawings.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful John! If you play the harmonica like you paint then I'm sure you're excellent at that too!! I love intuitive pieces...they are so meditative to create! Sure hope you're feeling better...but ours hung on for 3 weeks so don't be alarmed if that happens!!

    Peace Giggles

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    1. Thank you, Giggles. It's good to let go sometimes and just let the paint take control of the outcome. My harmonica playing isn't that good, honest. It's a long time since I played and it will take a bit of time to get into the swing again.

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  14. I just love your go get 'em spirit. I've wanted to pick up the ukulele again for years and i'm inspired by your harmonica playing. I promised myself I'd do art everyday november but haven't joined in yet at all!! Sick too, Argggg. Get better! Visiting From PPF. Oh, my new blog is now live on my new wordpress site (justaddwatersilly.com) and I'm doing a giveaway tomorrow (Sunday). The giveaway will include a DIY Altoids tin with magnetic half pans, pencil & eraser, Hahnemuhle Grey Book toned paper sketchbook, Micron sigma pens, a Grumbacher watercolor brush and a bee magnet! Hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, for dropping by and for commenting. I'm at the stage now were I think that just going for 'it,' whatever 'it' is, is definitely the best way to move forward. Will visit your new site soon.

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  15. Beautiful Autumn trees with the sunlight adding sparkle to them.

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    1. Hi, June. Thank you very much for your kind words. Very much appreciated.

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  16. Great Idea. . .beautiful. Blessings, Janet

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