Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ DOOR

  "The Red Door"

The word for this week is "DOOR".  It was time for me to get serious about my art, so a trip to Michael's to get some needed supplies.  Some watercolor paper, sketch pencils and sharpies
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I started with a sheet of watercolor paper and taped it to my art board.  I wanted to get back into drawing people again, especially children.  Decided to have a child in the doorway, but only put color on the door since that was the theme.

Because I took more time to work on this one, that's helping me with my discipline that a project doesn't have to be a race to the finish.  I actually took several days on this one.

** the sunlight on his head, face and door ~ I took the picture of my painting out on the balcony....I like the "real sunlight" touch.

To see all the doors just click on the Scribble Picnic Badge on my sidebar.

37 comments:

  1. Well done Wanda, I really like it. Drawing people is always a challenge for me.

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    1. I have always love to draw people. And children in particular. I can't do portraits as they never look like the person. I usually my models from magazines or brochures, so it doesn't matter if they don't look like them. HaHa

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  2. I really love your use of negative space here, this piece is delightful!

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    1. It was not my original plan, but the as I was doing the door, I realized I wanted the contrast.

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  3. Wanda, I love it. You are very good at drawing. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie. A passion that I've needed to reinstate.

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  4. I can almost hear that door squeaking on its hinges as your sweet boy pushes it open. Love it!

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    1. I better get some 3n1 Oil....It is an old door... Thanks for your kind words.

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  5. Your picture is captivating. There can be an entire story about that little guy coming through the door. Terrific job.

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    1. My model for this was a Samaritan's Purse brochure of a little boy. Thanks Sue. It was a good project for me.

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  6. What an awesome picture!!!! I love the look on his face and the door is lovely. You ar an excellent artist!!!! xo Diama

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    1. Thank you Diana. I usually fall in love with the children I paint. He is no exception. Maybe I will name him later.

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  7. I agree that taking time to create a piece is actually the best way to create and you'll enjoy the process more. I like the real sunlight touch as well & it works so well with your piece. honestly, colors on the boy wouldn't distract from the door at all.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. I'm already working on next weeks. I really am taking your advice seriously and making each one a real process. Thanks for your encouragement. I may add more color later.

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  8. I always love seeing your water colors! I really need to try painting...looks so fun!

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    1. Betsy, you have always encouraged me in my painting, and I really do appreciate it as I know what a good artist you are... I think you would love watercolor. Try it!!!

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  10. Let me start over.... I just removed my last comment as it came out sounding as if you are not finished. I like that you chose to only add color to part of yours, it leaves the sketchy feel that I like in art! I am not quite finished with my piece but we had similar ideas.

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    1. HaHa...perhaps I'm not finished. Who knows I may add more color later. But it does have that sketchy feel.

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  11. I love this, Wanda, especially how you only coloured the door for emphasis on the theme. It turned out great and that natural beam of sunlight is a nice touch.

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    1. Thanks Serena ~ I couldn't get good light in the house, so decided to take in on the balcony, and didn't realize how the sun was hitting the painting. Liked the touch so much...left it.

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  12. This is so nice...sweet expression of curiosity on the boy's face such as any would have on entering a new domain. I love the imagery of open doors and gates. Always have!

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    1. Thank you Vee. When I was thinking about doors, the verse came to me in Revelations...Behold, I stand at the door and knock.....wasn't sure I could pull it off...so didn't try.

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  13. I'm loving the fact that your door is the only color. It makes such a striking contrast.

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. I am happy with the final results. Looking forward to Potted Plant next week...

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    1. Thank you Tammy. Have a great day!

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  15. Wanda,
    Beautifully done. I love the highlight of the sun and your child sketch is lovely. I'm still working on figuring out people.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. I Janis ~ I have been drawing people since I was young. A passion, and then adding watercolor later on when I was able to have time to paint.

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. It is a gift from above if I have any talent at all. God gives gifts as He chooses.

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  17. Love the contrast. To me the red door is very exotic, Asian inspired almost. And I love that the child is not tinted. It's as if he is a reflection. A glimpse of where he's been or where he's going...

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    1. You have an eye!!! The original picture that I used for a model was of an Asian child. I decided to not make the child Asian, as my mind was on Tristan.

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  18. Excellent. I get in such a hurry. I need to slow down and do my art correctly. You inspired me to try that.

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    1. I working on that real hard. Took some time to work on my potted plant and think I may be finished...not sure. HaHa

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  19. Oh, Wanda, I love how you took the final piece outside, letting that light shine as it does here--adds to the 3D, atmospheric feel of the whole thing. I LOVE it. So well drawn and composed. I really enjoyed reading your process, thoughts and the in process/set up pics too. Now, I did rather have to chuckle at this bit: "helping me with my discipline that a project doesn't have to be a race to the finish!"

    Anyway, wonderful job! thank you so much for making time to do this and then explain it all to us. Very fun indeed. And on another note, I LOVED your so sweet, encouraging comments. They have really lifted me up so much. You are gifted there, I think. Thank you!

    Sorry to be visiting later than I would normally though. Also, btw, I did go ahead and write a post to explain the reasons for the bumpers stickers on my last piece, should you care to see that. Did not leave the option for anyone to comment as it's just an FYI but hopefully interesting enough for the casual reader. :)

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  20. This is wonderful, Wanda. I liked seeing your process photos, too. Isn't it great to take a few days on a project? I quite enjoy it and allows for fresh eyes every time you return to work on it more.

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