First I watched the video on painting a glass jar of wildflowers - then checked out an earlier 'how to paint wild flowers' video, too.
The struggle was real today (possibly exacerbated by a VERY stressful day at work yesterday) - overall I'm happiest with the thistles and fussed over the jar WAY too long. I could not seem to paint a straight line to save my life and still can't tell if it was just my skewed vision playing tricks on me or a reality - and who knew a waterline could be so problematic . . . That took at least a dozen tries, hence the darker and darker glass / water & shadows. LOL In the end, I am pleased enough with the illusion to turn this into an Easter card for a dear friend of mine.
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 GMT Views: 516
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Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 1:17 PM
Oh, your struggle turned into something very beautiful. I love this! And, I am thinking your friend will be very pleased to have it. The jar is great as well as those wonderful flowers.Glad you stayed with it and joined us today. Look forward to seeing what you do next week.
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Registered: March 30, 2008 Location: Somewhere between the Shire & Mordor! Posts: 4595
Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 1:24 PM
BEAUTIFUL WORK, Linda! I would NEVER HAVE GUESSED you struggled with ANY PART of this! It came out WONDERFULLY! I too watched the Wildflower video. Have yet to try my hand at it, but I WILL! I LOVE the darker color for the jar & your wildflowers are PERFECT!!! This tutorial makes me want to find my OLD Ball Jar in the basement! LOL A SPLENDID JOB!!! <3
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 64809
Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 1:30 PM
Oh my goodness!!!! this is stunning. Sure hope you had fun creating this wonderful painting. Those coneflowers and thistles look so realistic. You captured the look of water with the waterline. Thanks for coming this week and giving us this real beauty. You should be very proud of yourself. TFS
Registered: January 20, 2016 Location: Freetown, Massachusetts Posts: 28912
Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 2:45 PM
Your flowers are perfect! As is your jar and water line! I wanted coneflowers in my bouquet, but I woke up too late to go back and watch a second video. Had to just follow the video exactly if I wanted to get my cards made before work.
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Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 4:11 AM
Wow, Linda, this just pops from the gallery and you have done such a beautiful job. I know what you mean about the struggles. Water colors are so beautiful but are tricky to get the wetness, the colors, and lines working that takes time and patience. You have done a wonderful job with all those things.
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