Monday, February 1, 2016

CREATIVE TUESDAY ~ BOX OF CHOCOLATES

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The theme for Creative Tuesdays is "Box of Chocolates".  As soon as I saw the theme I knew what I had to do....Forest Gump!!

"Life is like a Box of Chocolates.  You never know what you're going to get."

I wanted to do a simple watercolor in soft muted colors to just give the effect with out defined details.  I googled a photograph from the movie for my model.

To have a "chocolate" experience, just click on the Creative Tuesday badge and enjoy!!!

43 comments:

  1. Aw, Forrest! You captured him perfectly!

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    1. Thanks Betsy. It was a quickie, but I think it accomplished my goal of soft and muted. Always loved that movie.

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  2. Love, love, love this Wanda. Perfect.

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    1. I had so much fun doing this Sue...as I wasn't worried about details...just an feeling. Since everyone knows Forest Gump...I thought they would recognize him. Love you dear.

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  3. One of my favorite movies!!! I would recognize Forest anywhere!! Good job!

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    1. Thanks Linda....I wanted it to be more of a "feeling" than a painting. I hope that's what you felt.

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  4. Perfect for the chocolate theme and so beautifully rendered. Love those soft yellows. Faded sunshine

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    1. Thanks so much Suzanne. I love those colors too...I was really going for a "feeling" than a portrait....Everyone loves Forest.

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  5. This is such a wonderful depiction of the theme Wanda, I just love it, and who doesn't recognize Forrest Gump!

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    1. Thank you Christine. It was a thought that became a reality. Dear gentle sweet Forest, I wanted to capture that.

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  6. This is wonderful, really a beautiful piece. I knew who and what it was from right a way.

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    1. Thank you Tammie....I was a joy to see it go from my mind to the paper. Who doesn't remember sweet Forest.

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  7. Oh Wanda, such a clever idea to think of Forrest Gump and so beautifully painted. You have caught his image exactly.

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    1. Oh thanks Linda. It was truly an experience to put dear Forest on paper...soft and gentle.

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  8. Beautiful. Gentle like he was. I love this.
    Blessings,
    Janis.

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    1. That was my thought.....gentle Forest and when I think of him.....I think of that box of chocolates and the life lesson.

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  9. what a great job you did, he is perfect!!
    well done!!!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I wanted to capture his sweet and gentle spirit, and felt the soft muted colors of yelllows would do that.

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  10. Love your work. You know they filmed that scene here in Savannah.

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    1. Oh my gosh. How interesting. I guess I had forgotten that. Thanks Janet.

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  11. Your Forest Gump painting is fantastic. I clicked on the image to enlarge it and the expression on his face is perfect, Wanda! :-)

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    1. Doesn't everyone love Forest. I so glad you saw the expresson on his face... I wanted it to show his sweet and gentle personality.

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  12. Wanda, this is SERIOUSLY brilliant!! Oh my gosh. What a wonderful rendition of Tom Hanks sitting on the bench. I have goosebumps and tears here. Well done. You should be proud of yourself!! :)

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    1. Alexandra I have goosebumps getting such affirmation from a "wonderful published artist"
      I just felt this painting so much....more of a feeling than a painting. Love you.

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  13. I actually thought of the movie but never thought to do anything from it. I like the colors, it looks quite sunny on my screen. great take on the ct them.

    hope you have a sweet day.

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    1. Thanks Lissa...I liked the sunshine feeling too. I wanted soft, sunlight and a gentle spirit.

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  14. Wanda, I like your picture. Wasn't that a great movie? Hope you are doing well and not getting too much rain there. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. One of my all time favorites. So much about life, love, persistance. When the theme was announced...I immediatly said...Forest Gump. Gotta try to capture that moment in the movie.

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  15. Wonderful portrait of "Forrest Gump!" Very sunshiney as others have said and beautiful moment in this painting and the film. BTW Wanda I think you asked me where in California I live. I live in L.A./Southern California. I believe you do also? Whereabouts are you? (-: Great job this C.T. as always!

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm 20 minutes from LA. We live in Baldwin Park near W. Covina.

      It was a great movie wasn't it?

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    2. Depending on traffic....hahaha

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  16. I love this!
    Wish I could paint....
    Enjoy your evening Wanda...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  17. Thanks so much Linda...it's been such a blessing in my life, and I love the feel of watercolor on paper. It's magic. Hugs.

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  18. That picture is perfect !!!! Love that movie ! I made my husband one year for Halloween dress up as the "Hippie Forest Gump -Runner " You can check it out on my blog for a giggle ....http://paticlark.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-party.html

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    1. Thanks Pati...I will check it out. That sound so fun. Great costume.

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  19. I smiled ear to ear when I saw this as I immediately knew from the preview what it was, and more importantly, I coudl tell right away it was so very you! Love it when you take the time to do one of your full water colours. This is perfectly done! i like the extra sharpness on the bow too with the pen lines and adore the soft muted checkered shirt pattern as well as the leaves behind Forest.
    I'm glad you included the quote, as I couldn't remember how the rest of that went. now I do..again! Thank you!

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    1. You know Michael, when a painting "moves" me I feel like it's a success. The soft yellows and greens and muted colors on the shirt...just seems to be flowing...It was done quickly, but with passion. I'm glad you saw ME in it. The movie moved me too...I guess that's why I immediately thought of Forest.
      Thanks again for your love and encouraging words. Hugs.

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  20. Brilliant idea and a brilliant painting too! Love it! Happy CT x

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