Monday, March 28, 2016

CREATIVE TUESDAY ~ EASTER EGGS



The theme for Creative Tuesday is "Easter Eggs".  
This is a watercolor in pastel colors.  I used a wax caryon before I started to leave some white on the basket and eggs.


The inspiration for the colors in the painting were from our antique lamp that belonged to Don's mother.  I love the colors in it and used them for the colors in the painting.  My little wooden bird is looking on.


I just want you to know, I didn't stick my brush in my coffee one time!  Which is a miracle...this picture was sent to me by a friend who saw that I invariably stick my brush in my coffee cup.

I trust you all had a wonderful Easter, and found lots of beautifully colored Easter Eggs.

To see all the other participants and their eggs, just click on the CT badge on my sidebar.

46 comments:

  1. Wanda, this is so darling a painting. I LOVE it! It is so you too! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. the wax crayon white areas worked really well too. I love it. now, the only thing is, I expected to see a cross on one of those eggs? :)

    Haha, I had to laugh at the "paint water"/"not paint water" mugs. I remember you mentioning before about doing that and I'm surprised you didn't this time. In fact, truth be told, I actually did dip my watercolour paint brush into my tea cup once whislt doing our eggs for CT. Shhhh..... :D

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  2. P.S. Perfect match up with the lamp colours too. I'm sure Don was very blessed by that. So, did you make any Easter goodies for your neighbors and their kids? :)

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    1. Thank you Michael. I enjoyed the theme, the colors and the fun I had doing this.
      Yes, I made Date Nut Bars, lots of cookies, and a Cream Chees pie with blueberry topping.

      We had a whirlwind week, with company from our of state and country...so the kiddo in the complex didn't get special easter cookies. My bad....but they get plenty of "sugar" from me. HaHa.

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    2. There's a lot of sweetness going around, regardless, Wanda. And yes, you were busy as noted in your posts.
      Date nut bars? Yumm!

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  3. If your little wooden bird could lay eggs, they would probably look like your colorful eggs in the basket. That is so lovely and neat that you matched the colors to the lamp. (But I can't resist asking if the painting should be called Putting all My Eggs in One Basket.) I'm not an artist. I wish I could draw and paint as you do.

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    1. Yes, in fact, I love wooden eggs...wonder if she would have laid wooden ones.

      Too many times in my life, I have put all my eggs in one basket...and had egg on my face.

      You are an artist...just in a different way. Hugs.

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  4. It's beautiful just as it is! I love the fern behind it, too. Did you wear your Easter bonnet while you painted? :)

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    1. Thanks Betsy. I do love the soft pastel colors. And I love ferns. Bummer, why didn't I think of that..It would have been a great picture. HaHa.

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  5. The cups are great! I have dipped my paint brush into the wrong spot a time or two. I am planning to start painting again too. Maybe tomorrow...
    :0)

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    1. Maybe we can paint when you come to see me.

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  6. Hahaha!! I have stuck my brush in my tea a few times! Never my wine, though!
    Love the colors you used!

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    1. But never in your wine.....haha that's funny. I think watercolors would be easier to drink than acrylics..HaHa.

      I do love pastels.

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  7. Wanda, I just love your eggs and the way you painted them. Oh so beautiful. I've said this before in the past but I just love and admire your style of painting. Your end results are always gentle and filled with such peace - so beautiful! Hope you had a good Easter and wishing you a wonderful week! Sending you love and hugs.

    (PS What can I do to make it to your sidebar of wonderful peeps? hee hee)

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    1. I'm so glad my watercolors bring you a feeling of peace. Thanks so much. Consider it done..I'm putting you on my sidebar right now. I finally got Michael on....let's make it a family affair. Hugs.

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    2. They really do, Wanda. And thank you for adding me. Yay!!! hahaha :)

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  8. The colors are lovely. Have a great week. Tammy

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  9. Beautiful. It goes perfectly with the soft tones of the lamp. So delicate.
    Glad to see you used the little cartoon I sent you. When you mentioned that you had done that one time, I couldn't resist! xo

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    1. Thanks Suzanne. I did really concentrate on not sticking my brush in the coffee. However, it would have been ok on the basket. HaHa.
      I love the old lamp. It's in our bedroom and also matches he colors of my quilt on the bed.
      Nice soft colors.

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  10. Wanda, such a beautifully fluid and light watercolour painting. Love how you have set the painting off with the green foliage. Perfect!

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    1. Hi Linda. My friend Suzanne, above, put a picture of an bird nest with fern behind it, and it looked so lovely and soft...I decided to use it on my painting.

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    1. Congratulations on your three. Are there any more in the future? We have an even dozen, ranging from 3 to 30...quite a span.

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  12. Wanda, I love the painting. Also the beautiful lamp. It reminds of one that my MIL had only hers was pink where yours is green. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie. I'm thinking of matting and framing it, as it goes really nice with my bedroom colors and the lamp.

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    1. Thanks Janet. Those cups are a hoot.

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  14. Wanda, love your basket of pretty eggs! Great idea to use the wax crayon too. Thanks for your lovely comment on my eggs, you are so warm.

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    1. Thanks Christine. I love using wax with watercolor, but most of the time forget because you have to do it first.

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  15. I like the bright colors you used on the eggs, very spring-like and happy.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. I like "happy" eggs. I enjoy eating the real ones. And boiled several and just added food coloring and vinegar to the water as they boiled. Then I have easy colored eggs and know they are hardboiled in the frig.

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  16. You captured the colors from the beautiful lamp perfectly. That happens to me as well. I'll see colors in something that I want to recreate in a painting of a different theme. Thank you for visiting me at saltairandpistachios.com

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    1. I enjoyed my visit and thanks for your lovely comment.

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  17. Wanda, I went ahead and brightened your photo to more what expect the original looks like. You can find it here:
    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dVit3LE0veM/Vvrd8dTdu8I/AAAAAAAAEcw/KfEFqj7TPo0LnrBpAT2CS0H6ah7XBLapA/s1600/Wanda.JPG

    If you copy and paste this link into your browser address bar you can then download the image and re-upload to replace your darker photo that doesn't do your piece the justice it rightly deserves!:)

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    1. Thanks Mike, I still trying to learn the scanner on my new printer so I can get much better photos. My old camera is on it's last leg. HaHa.
      It really does look nice on the collage.

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  18. What a creative piece, Wanda. I like how you explained your process and that the lamp inspired you. I chuckled reading about your "painting" cups. :-)

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    1. Thanks Tracy. I love using the wax crayon, but usually forget since you have to apply it first.

      Arent those cups a hoot.

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  19. Wanda, I really like how you mix your media. its creative and makes it your own.
    Love your antique lamp too with the soft minty green.
    Didn't have any Easter Eggs this year so it was so nice to see yours.
    Love you friend.

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    1. Oh dear Sue...you have been in my heart and prayers as I can't even imagine how tired you must be after you two weeks of service in Mexicalli. I'm so impressed with what your Church does in regards to MISSIONS. Wonderul. Love you back tons.

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  20. Wanda,
    To me inspiration is crucial to a good painting. Well done. I have to be careful with my tea when I paint - could certainly get mixed up.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. Thanks Janis. Inspiration is so important. Sometimes it's hard with a theme....I have to really find something in it to help my creative juices. Blessings.

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