Monday, November 8, 2010

Time For A Fire!!

Watercolor
in Handbook Watercolor Journal
8.5" x 3.5"
And cool enough to enjoy it as well! This is our copper fire bowl that we use when the weather cooperates with cool temps and there's not a lot of wind. I sketched and painted this with the help of my 3 canine friends, one of which managed to get a good amount of pigment on her tongue. She decided the mixing area of the palette needed cleaning. Yuck!

It was dark by the time I finally got around to adding paint and I had no idea what it was going to look like when I finally brought into the light to see. I was quite surprised with the colors on the bowl itself. One dark pigment looks like another in low light! The night sky could be a little darker as could the ground, but it works. Instead, I think I'll just call it "dusk." It's was such a fun evening spent with my honey and this is the [im]perfect memory!

12 comments:

  1. ...what a wonderful capture of a memory! I love the happy feel, and you know I love anything to do with dusk or night. The sparks flying in the air are a special touch...

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  2. It's lovely, Laure...we used to have that exact firebowl,and I wish we still did! I could use it at the shed. Your memory brought it back to me...

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  3. What a great memory--you, Chris and the canine art assistants (I laughed at the pigment on the tongue). We had a fire in the fireplace this weekend and it was wonderful!

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  4. It is so neat Laure and the best part is spending the time with your sweetie. Love that pot and all it's beautiful colors.

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  5. Wonderful!! It certainly does work! Isn't it amazing when you paint in the dark and all works out! I feel that way when painting full moons. Fun, hugh?

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  6. It looks great. The bowl looks like copper that hasn't just been shined and I love the stars. Was that made with salt and then a bit of yellow added?

    That is so funny about the dog.

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  7. Thanks, Kelly!

    They're still available, Kate. I've seen them at Target and a few other stores as well.

    It was a fabulous weather weekend, wasni't it?! Glad you were able to have a fire too, KJ!

    Yes, Teri, that was the best part!

    Thanks, Vicky! I got lucky!

    Pam, I'm thinking maybe I should paint in the dark more often!

    Timaree, I painted the yellow spots, then used the wax resist crayon to cover them. As using was is NOT an exact science, I had some white spots, some yellow spots, some spots with both yellow and white and some spots that didn't have any wax!

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  8. Love this..I can see its copper. Painting in the dark with pesty pets and it comes out so well. A true Artist! :)

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  9. What a great idea that copper bowl is - it makes for a stunning journal entry too - that hint of purple in the sky is such a perfect compliment to the fire glow. x

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  10. Thanks, Cris! Until I can "test" this theory again, I'm going to put it down to luck!

    Thanks, Gillian, my hubby thought I was nuts when I bought that bowl, but it has been some of the best and most entertaining money I've ever spent!

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  11. With kids in the house, we never seem to just sit outside and enjoy our fire pit. We use it to make smores! Yours is so pretty! I especially love how you painted the copper bowl. It's gorgeous!

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