Saturday, April 2, 2011

My First Ever Watercolor Painting

Ok, I usually stick to cardmaking but I just have to share what I did today!! I have been itching to try my hand at watercolor painting. This was my very first attempt today!!
One of these days I may look back on this and laugh like I do now when I look at my first Copic pieces but it's all about the journey!! I had so much fun!! I am definitely hooked!
Other great news... I won two, (yes two!!!) blog candies today!!  Me! I cannot believe it! I want to thank Bren of Brenscraps and Wendy of SugarPea Designs. I was a follower of both ladies before the candy because both have amazing blogs!! Please take a swing by to check out their awesome art!
Ok.. now to find something else to work on.. lol!!
Hugs~
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23 comments:

Tracy said...

Woah! This is stunning. First attempt? I think you're pulling my leg, but then again I shouldn't be surprised. This is just another form of coloring--something you EXCEL at. Beautiful girl. Congrats on all your candy wins! YAY!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty, you did a good job!

KarenB said...

All of your colouring is fab - looks like you can add watercolouring to the list :)

Reflections from Granny said...

Dana your art work is exquisite, you have the knack of bringing your designs to life. This is just stunning, I look forward to viewing more.

Congrats on your blog candy winnings, that's Fantastic!

Marilyn said...

It doesn't look lke a first attempt Dana, it's gorgeous!

Holly said...

wow Dana, very impressive!

Stacy H-W said...

WOW! If this is your first try than we will be seeing you in galleries some day...:-)

Sharon Keanly said...

Wow... a woman of many talents... love your painting Dana and WOWEE congrats on winning TWO blog candies, you lucky girl... enjoy!!! hugs Sharon

Brenda said...

Even though I see how talented you are in other mediums I am still blown away by this, unbelievable that this was your first attempt! You are truly talented!

Debbie said...

Wow that is fantastic, you are very talented, I dont think mine would look like that. stunning. Well done

Lisa Jane said...

oh my goodness it is beautiful. I cant believe its your first attempt.. cant wait to see the next lol
lisa x

Sylvia said...

oh my word.. if this is your first attempt I think you will be a true artist and master of watercoloring within a few weeks or months :-)))
But to be honest: I'm not really surprised, because ALL of your coloring (no matter what medium you use) is AMAZING!!! So it seems you have some great talent, sweetie :)
{hugs} and have a great Sunday!
Sylvia

Justme said...

LOVELY! Did you use transparent or gouache watercolors? Beautiful detail! Hot or cold press paper and what weight? GOOD JOB!! Donna
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Donna said...

OMG, what talent. Everything everyone said above is on the mark. Keep up the beautiful work and congrats on the blog candy.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Don't have your e-mail, but I got my Copic blinkie from Lori on Monday - I keep checking your blog for yours??? Not that I think you need it you probably knew everything she reviewed.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

You'll never look back at this and be disappointed! Wow this is so stunning. I am amazed that this is your first attempt. My mom is a water color artist, so I especially appreciate your work!

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Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous painting.

Congratulations for winning the two candies.

Marie-Anne

Annika said...

First attempt??? SERIOUSLY???
Oh my...
You've even captured the texture of the petals perfectly!
You'll be having your own exhibitions soon!!
Hugs
Annika

Cheryl said...

WOW - this is beautiful! Really, first attempt? You have a lot of talent.

Sharon Jones said...

Oh, Dana! I did oil paintings years ago, but your watercolor painting is so gorgeous...beautiful! Can't believe it was your first!

Anniebee said...

Truly gorgeous! I don't think you'll laugh when you look back on this, no matter how many more watercolors you paint. For a first attempt, this is phenomenal... I'd say you have the knack!

Anniebee

Christa said...

wow if its is the first time , you are very talented wow , wish i color so beautiful as you , love it hugs christa

Naomi said...

OMG, Dana! This is AMAZING! I can't believe this was your first watercolour painting! I am absolutely stunned..I knew you were super talented but, WOW! Phalaenopsis orchids are one of my favs...so beautiful.

Hugs,
Naomi