Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clementines for Little Man


I took a day to paint yesterday and this one is still on the board, but I think I'm calling it done.  My Little Man loves clementines.   So, this one is made with him in mind... like he's ever not.  ;)


Please excuse the makeshift matt.  My friend, Patrice, and I have discovered that the semblance of a matt gives you a better perspective on your painting (as in, we think it makes anything look better to have a matt... even if it is a  makeshift one.  LOL).


Last week when I saw this sweet arrangement, I was struck by what a good model this rose would have been for a painting I did back in February.  Makes me want to go back and add a little more red to the outer petals! 


It was like seeing this rose come to life!


I hope to find more time to paint soon.  I have an Old Girl apartment to work on today though.   Hope you all have a day filled with sunshine and joy! 

I'm linking this with Kim's (who is going to get to be a grandmother again!! Lucky girl!) Wow Us Wednesday party at Savvy Southern Style.

32 comments:

California Girl said...

Good work on the crystal bowl. I have a friend who has become very adept at glass containers. She is also a watercolorist. Your work is beginning to remind me of hers and that is a huge compliment. May I "borrow" this? I'm finding some awesome Spring paintings that would make a nice post and link back to their artists.

Deb said...

I love it Tanna...your paintings are amazing...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

CG: you know you are always welcome to anything I have! Thank you.

Deb: Thank you!

Lauri said...

Beautiful!!

texwisgirl said...

just so beautiful. i was impressed with the glass bowl on the clementine painting too. lovely!!!

nanny said...

I knew you were up to something great! The colors are beautiful...pops off the screen.
I love your original rose. Maybe paint another with darker colors and make a grouping.

Katherine said...

You are one talented woman! Beautiful!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Beautiful Tanna... just beautiful. Good for Little Man and his love of a Clementine..,they are OH, SO GOOD!

no spring chicken said...

You are so talented. I am in awe...

Blessings, Debbie

Vickie said...

Love this, Tanna - you're doing great on your watercolors! And Yes, a mat does wonders on watercolors, just like a frame does wonders for an oil painting. Wonder if Little Man would mind sharing one of his clementines???

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful painting, Tanna. I love it. You are getting so good. Thanks for joining my party!

Cozy Little House said...

Your artwork is gorgeous! I've always admired one who can paint.
Brenda

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

These are just beautiful. When I was first married we bought a some original art...it seems like most of the artist we bought from were from East Texas...they must grow artist there!

I love them both

Shug said...

What talent you have! The pictures are so good....Enjoyed them!
Shug

Betsy said...

You are one talented lady. I love your paintings!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I think that posting your paintings is very kind of you. It allows your readers to see into your heart. They are very beautiful and genuine. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

Velva said...

No doubt painting brings you relaxtion and focus. I really admire people who paint, its a gift.

Velva

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is beautiful, and I love the title :) I love the virbrant colors and refelctions in the crystal bowl ...wonderful effects. The celemtines look good enough to eat!

Chatty Crone said...

I am simply amazed at what talent you have. Awesome.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Tanna, beautiful work. I am impressed.

Mary said...

It is really lovely. Little Man will someday be thrilled because you did this while thinking of things he liked. I also love the updated rose. You are amazing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...MAry

Wanda said...

What a lovely painting, and the crystal bowl is just elegant. Great use of colors...and I'm ready to eat that clementine you started to peel.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love your painting...the colors are incredible. You are one talented girl! I hope you can carve out a little time here and there to paint...it will make you a better mom and wife! Have a great weekend...~Ann

Quay Po Cooks said...

Wow, you really can paint. I am so impressed.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Goodness Gracious Tanna! Your Crystal Bowl Looks Fabulous! 5 STARS To You Sister Painter! And Might I Add That This Is Absolutely The Sweetest Gift For Your Precious Lit'l Man. He'll Treasure It Forever! Thank You So Very Much For Your Delightful And Heartfelt Critique On My Newest. You Truly "Get Me" Tanna. I'm Still Exploring..Trying To Find My True Place Within Art. God Leads And I Follow. Here's Wishing You A Glorious Weekend..Hugs Of Love & Sunshine, Terri

From the Kitchen said...

I'm catching up with you--after returning from vacation and, frustratingly, finding blogger down! That bowl is amazing! And the rose is beautiful--both of them.

Sorry to hear that you've been under the weather. Hope that was after your visit with Little Man!

I am slowly getting back to the reality of daily life after being a well-tended tourist.

Best,
Bonnie

Wanda said...

Good Morning Tanna...YOU ARE A WINNER. Your name was one of the three pick for the Spring Giveaway on my blog.

If you will email me your mailing address, I will get your little gift in the mail next week.

Love and Hugs
Wanda from Brushstrokes

Nancy's Notes said...

Tanna, your paintings are out of this world, truly beautiful!

Nancy

tara said...

Awesome paintings!!!
hugs,
tara

theUngourmet said...

Lovely! Your rose is wonderful. I love the color, it reminds me of my favorite rose bush at my old house. ;)

Sandy said...

well these are amazing...the glass is beautiful!!

Nonna Rose said...

I never saw these...you are a very talented lady, Tanna! God bless you.

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