Friday, February 18, 2011

Parallel Passions

 Step One

Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from Little Man's Momma.  This is what it said:

LM's water color technique:

It includes three crucial steps.
  •  Step 1. Dip the paint brush into the bowl of water.
  • Step 2. Stick the paint brush into your mouth.
  • Step 3. Apply the paint brush to the paint-with-water page.

 Won't be long before he's ready to tackle layering with Soon Y. Warren. Ha!

 Love you!

 a.

                            
                                                                          
  Step Two

                                                                      
 Step Three


Noni is very excited to be learning watercolor with Little Man even though we are 1200 mile apart! We are enjoying parallel passions... kind of like parallel universes, but not.  I have to say that Little Man makes much less of a mess than his Noni. Little Man's Momma might not like us painting together at her house. LOL!

I have just started another rose.  More about that later.  Thank you, California Girl.


Still in the first stages... lots to go... fun to watch the progression!


I did this one last week... Not in love with it, but it is my Friday Favorite I am linking to Sandi's Whistle Stop Cafe.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend... and share a parallel passion with someone you love!

31 comments:

Susan said...

Don't knock your watercolors. You are doing very, very well. Love Little Man's expression in that first photo. That should be framed!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, he is too cute eating the paint brush! Your water color is FABULOUS!!!! I will be able to say I knew her when.

Have a super weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

I love your watercolors--especially the one you aren't "too crazy about". However, Tanna, you are completely upstaged by Little Man. Love the concentration in the first photo. And, I think step 2 is absolutely essential. You might want to try it!!

Best,
Bonnie

Mary said...

Your first photo will become a family heirloom. He is awfully cute. I must say I think you are not giving yourself credit for your skill with a brush. I never progressed from stick figures, so I'm tad envious. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Stacey said...

Your daughter is so thoughtful. What a great way to help you feel a little closer to Little Man. My goodness, he is getting so big. What a cutie!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have a 'thang' for poppies. I've tried and tried... and can't make them happy.
Your's are happy!
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

podso said...

Little Man is too cut--especially priceless in photo #1. It's just the begining, I'm sure, of some future amazing art! And I love your poppies --- looks very good to me. Have a nice weekend!

Artist Terri Smith said...

Sweet Tanna..LOVE The Parallel Influence! And What On Earth Are You Talkin' About Not Being In Love With Your Poppies??? Girl..Send Them To Me If You're Unhappy With Them..I'll Have Them Framed And Up On The Wall Before Your Next Watercolor Class! :)) Big Southern Grin! Artists Are Never Happy With Their Own Work. But I'm Telling You Truly, Your's Is Wonderful! You're Making Such Progress And I'm So Proud Of You! Hugs Of Georgia Sunshine Sweet Friend, Terri

Artist Terri Smith said...

P.S. Absolutely LOVED Your Previous Posting On The "Historical Tyler" Tour! Such Gorgeous Homes! Thank You For Sharing Them With Us!

Wanda said...

What a darling ~~ Watercolor Artist in the making.

And you my your watercolor is beautiful, that would be a perfect one for the Art Blog "Flowers".

I try not to drink coffee when I'm painting, as I usually stick my brush in the coffee instead of the water.

Home In The Hollow said...

Tanna, now admit it...you probably did the same thing when you were his age!...:)JP

dogsmom said...

Well, I know that when you are coloring or stacking blocks it is important to stick your tongue at the proper angle in the corner of your mouth...
Maybe it is a technique to remove the excess water. Personally I prefer a blotting sheet...

Amanda said...

Oh, pack your brushes and head this way. I suspect that LM's level of mess can rival whatever you've got.

Although the funny thing is, I think you both have to work to tolerate your messes. LOL! Soon Y. Warren would be quick to tell him, "you're too clean" too.

I think you share parallel passion and parallel technique. =)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Who knows, that paintbrush dip into the mouth may be some yet to be discovered artist technique! Helpful in layering perhaps??? He's too cute. And, I'm very envious of your artistic abilities.
Best,
Susan

Jill said...

Oh, what fun...little man is a prodigy!

Your water colors are beautiful.

Buttercup said...

Little Man is adorable! I am enjoying seeing your watercolors. Especially liked the poppies. What beautiful colors.

nanny said...

OK....I have been on a mission to find some paint with water books this week....If you only knew how many hours Carrie spent at the table with a cup of water! I want to find a book to take to Lila on Monday!
If LM has a bit of your talent, we had better get ready for a masterpiece ! (I suspect your talent was passed to him via his Mom, she has it too)
Watercolor looks fascinating....I love it!

Christine said...

Water colors paintings at any age are beautiful. Both LM's and yours are keepers.

Katherine said...

What a sweet, sweet daughter you have. What a sweet idea to send Noni a message from LM that speaks right to her heart! Love it! I see a lot more parallel passions in you and LM's future. He's lucky to have such a special Noni! :-)

Carol............. said...

Little man is practicing..next time he will skip the mouth part LOL.

I absolutely love the poppy! Can't wait to see the finished rose.

Watercolor has always been my favorite medium and I've done a few myself...... years ago. Then when I started a job that required illustrating I kind of got away from that and went more into graphic art.

Have a great week.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I think your little man shows wonderful concentration for his age! What a nice set of photos of him :)

I think your watercolors are gorgeousI The average person can not produce works like yours even with lessons. The poppies and daisy painting is so pretty!

Happy President's Day!

Velva said...

Your watercolors are beautiful! And to enjoy them even when far apart from your little man is extra special. Awesome!

Cheers.
Velva

theUngourmet said...

I love his technique...so cute! ;)

Your painting is just lovely! My daughter just started a painting 101 class and right now they are learning acrylic but they should be on to watercolor soon.

Happy Wednesday!

Vickie said...

I must say, Tanna, your poppies are sure poppin'!!!

And very soon you may be taking watercolor lessons from Little Man - it's all about having a little "sugar" on your paintbrush, you know!

Lauri said...

Beautiful artwork as usual! And I just think Amanda is SO great to do such fun projects with Alex. I am terrible at that stuff because I HATE messes, haha!

Julie Harward said...

You are not in love with it?! Well, I am....love it a bunch, it's perfect! Very cool about the little grandson too...awesome! ;D

Judy said...

Little Man is totally adorable, and your watercolor is lovely! I wish I could paint like that.

Mary said...

Tanna, I'm so glad you are pleased with the recipes. Your opinion is valued and means a great deal to me. Sleep well. Blessings...Mary

Diana said...

Your watercolors are awesome. I get a kick out of Little Man....so cute.

Debbie said...

Tanna, that little guy just gets cuter and cuter! I believe he has his Nanna's touch. Lucky you...I still have to paint by numbers! :(
Great catching up with ya! Have a wonderful week.

Sandy said...

I am going to have to make you a stop when I'm out and about looking at art blogs. Your work is beautiful.

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