THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP

THE WOODS ARE LOVELY DARK AND DEEP
"You have to have a sense of humour, darling, to be alive. Even a bit mad. It helps to be mad."

Friday, March 9, 2012

In the Mood for Spring ~ Paint Party Friday week #52

"The Stormy March has come at last
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;"



The days seem longer now and in the days behind and to come, the skies are sunny and blue and the earth is now basked in warmth.






I believe that Spring, is not too far away!

For a change I thought it would nice to do a painting with colour . I found an old illustration of a clothe's line and decided I wanted to try my water colour pencils. By far , not a very good illustration although I did learn a few things in this exercise, like not applying too much water on the brush and using a tiny brush gave me more control. Will need to do more ; )














************ And of course I couldn't resist to sketch some more pictures for my little story.










Charcoal, which is great but too messy....lol, had to wash my hands and face quite a few times ; )



This one is a pencil sketch of which I'm in the process of recreating in paint on canvas board.
Still missing elements in this one and the one above.







Happy Paint Party Friday and Happy 1st Anniversary .
Thanks Kristin and Eva for creating this wonderful lovely site, enjoying it very much ; )
Please visit all the PPF artists here...... Eva and Kristin

34 comments:

Margo@ Legacy of a Single Girl said...

The clothes line one is my favorite! I love the way the niteshirt hangs, very good!!!

Catherine... said...

Love the flowers...they really say spring...cute paintings...love that owl.. :)

Jill said...

Wonderful! I just want to put on that breezy blue shirt and go for a walk on the prairie! Happy PPF!

laurie said...

lovely flowers and beautiful art, I would like a blouse like the one on the line!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!

Victoria said...

Oh my Annabelle...what a fabulous array of art.I love all of it ..gorgeous....and how i love your charming clothesline..so beautiful..it is my fave ..feels magical..like a scene out of
story!
Beautiful flowers..you have uplifted my spirit.. and sparking me with dreams of spring!
Thanks for sharing all your fabulous pieces!
Shine on!
Victoria

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Annabelle ~ lovely photos ~ love the watercolor clothesline ~ so well done ~ and your charcoals are wonderful also ~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

ps ~ love your blog ^_^

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love your clotheline painting!
I'm so glad, too, that the longer spring days are just around the corner...spring forward! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is a busy week's work and I like your clothes line pic, it looks so spring like... watercolour pencils are frustrating and I love them some days and others they drive me to distraction... sure I just need to spend more time on them, but so glad you are getting on top of them...xx

RobanStudio said...

I love all your works Annabelle, especially the cute little clothesline you are working on! Happy Birthday to you! and also Happy PPF Anniversary! :-)

Catherine Denton said...

These are all amazing, Annabelle. I think you sketch quite beautifully. I'm trying to get better at that

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I do love this sweet PPF community.
Catherine Denton

EVA said...

Love the clothesline sketch! how fun. Soooonnnnn...... also longing for Spring.

The sketches are great. Looking forward to seeing where you take the bottom one especially.

- T.W - said...

Watercolor pencils are lots of fun, beautiful work!

And thanks for letting me know about my layout displaying oddly. It would seem it's affecting those using Chrome, that my static sidebar doesn't work... I've removed that feature, could you let me know if it works now? Thank you~

// -T.W-

Leovi said...

Wonderful compositions with a beautiful color of flowers, very creative, charming. Greetings.

faye said...

Oh Annabelle, what a delightful post! Your clothes on the line along with the colorful flowers painting is gorgeous. I can just feel the wind whipping around. Such an upbeat and spring-like art work.

Christine said...

Lovely sketches Annabelle, love the clothes line, so fresh and springlike!

Nordljus said...

I love your clothes line drawing! I can almost feel the spring breeze! Your charcoal drawings are also beautiful, the owl's delightful. Have a lovely Sunday!

kat said...

Hello Annabelle, I love your wise old owl and twisted tree. Your clothes line is great too, I can feel the Spring breeze! Thanks for your lovely comment over at dreamcolour. xx

BlackPumpkin said...

Love that owlie!!!

Geckostone said...

Your clothsline and story sketches are great! I love the owl! I still haven't tried the pencils, they look fun!Thanks for the tips on using them! Happy PPF!Deb

Tricia said...

I love your clothesline watercolor. Coincidentally, I did a clothesline piece this week, too. There's just something so homey and simple about a clothesline> I'll have to post a pic of mine. Happy PPF.
Blessings,
Tricia

Lynn said...

Love that top drawing of the clothes line...whimsical to me. And that big tree is awesome too.
Thanks for coming to my blog today and leaving kind words about my art!

Kristin Dudish said...

What a wonderful post! Gerber daisies are my absolute favorite!!! I love the clothesline - spring fresh! Your charcoal illustration is great :)
(I love the way charcoal looks, but the way it feels on my fingers drives me batty so I never use it!)

xo
Kristin

Petrea said...

Great movement in the clothing! I can hear the wind blowing them!

Linda R said...

What a great post. I just love the clothes-line.. it's perfect.. And your owl looks wonderful..

Happy PPF..

Cameron said...

This is a lovely post...so much here to love!

I'm a happy new Follower! Thank you so much for having me :)

scapmanufaktur said...

...oh what a dynamic sketch. Love the movings of the clothes. Awesome!!!

Kokopelli said...

Oh, I love the little owl and the tree is great. I love charcoal, too, but always gotta be careful not to have hands and face all black. ;-)
Love the painting with the laundry and the blossoms. So cute!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a wonderful tree...so full of fantasy and feeling.

Anna said...

The clothesline is great! Happy PPF- on Monday!!! What a great week to start a creative week methinks. Wink.

peggy gatto said...

I adore your clothesline!!!
You have a charming style, fun to see!

Daniele Valois said...

I adore those clothes hanging, and that owl has the cutest expression ever!!!

Gloria said...

I just love coming to your site. It always makes me teary but inspired, too. I was born in the 40's so can relate to the music and all the old-tyme(?) vignettes.

Jenn said...

I LOVE your clothesline!!! It conveys such a feeling of Springtime...soft breezes, fresh air, new blooming life, hope!! Plus your illustrations are beautiful!!

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