Friday, June 3, 2011

All that glitters....


When I'm designing a large piece, I sometimes paint a little watercolour study first, to play with colours and proportions. I'm working on a large canvas at the moment, and wanted to add a little bit of shimmer. This watercolour is my 'first draft' so to speak, so I added a bit of drama with the slash of gold through the centre:






'All that Glitters'
watercolour and gouache on paper
210mm x 297mm


I then added a few more gold accents here and there, just to pull the design together.



(sorry about the terrible pics - my poor old camera is on its last legs, and my new SLR is on order - can't wait!)




I took a leaf (pardon the pun) out of Shannon Fricke's very stylish book, and picked some pretty weeds, in the perfect shade of yellow, to pop into my pink dotty jug. A little bright spot in a rather grey, winters' day!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Ours will be jam-packed full of sport tomorrow, so I'm planning a nice relaxing Sunday.

See you soon,

14 comments:

  1. Ooh I'm liking that very much my friend. Even the weeds! It's grey here too...but much colder! Have a great weekend x

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  2. Lovely painting Kerri, but I did have a laugh when I saw your flowers. They drive me mad in our back yard. Enjoy your sporting weekend and relax on Sunday. ;-)

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  3. Hi Kerry, I needed a bit of summer colour and sparkle to cheer me up. I think I'm a lizard, I need warmth to get me going.
    Have a fun weekend:)
    Sarah

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  4. Oh forgot to ask, what brand of camera are you getting?
    Sarah

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  5. Gorgeous painting Kerri! You are so talented xx

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  6. Hi Kerri,

    I am really liking these abstract works you have been doing, and the little bit of gold is FAN.TAS.TIC!!

    Northern Light Blog

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  7. Love it Kerri! Particularly love the shimmer of gold.
    PS - Thank you so much for my latest purchase from your gorgeous Etsy store. Am off this morning to find a frame. ;)Sharyne

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  8. These are lovely! Water colors are really pretty. Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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  9. Art work looks great Kerri - as always. I'm loving my prints from you - they really brighten the place up. Ange

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  10. love the touch of glimmering shine it is the prefect accent

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  11. Really love this painting - the colours are stunning.

    Loving your weeds too hehehe

    Keren
    xx

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  12. Wow - Kerri, that slash of gold sure makes the painting. Gorgeous - just need some Florida inspired furnishings and I'd be happy.

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  13. Lovely work! have a great week! :))

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