Thursday, 14 February 2013

A touch of the Van Goghs....

Sorry I have no card at the moment... but thought I would share my attempt at Watercolour... I've had a few stressful days... illness within family (but all ok now) ... and then yesterday I had to battle the elements to go to dentist... it was driving snow and blooming freezing cold...and had to have filling which wasn't too bad but my mouth stayed numb until about 8pm!! I was SO hungry too after being out in the cold... so slurped some soup through a straw for my tea last night!! LOL but managed to have late Supper of Pancakes and Chocolate which was very nice!! Open-mouth smile

I had some time to craft but my mojo just went completely... couldn't get inspired by anything...so I decided to get my Watercolours out ... the lovely Debs bought me a set for my Birthday last year.. thanks so much hun! and I also used a few Watercolour Pens... I know there is a lot of room for improvement... think that I should have made more difference between light and shade particularly in background and foreground... but I did enjoy painting!! it is very relaxing...

I didn't draw this!! it is a Michael Powell Stamp... which was also a Birthday gift from our lovely Shell !! thanks hun!

and it is called...



it's a fab stamp... just the sort of place that I loved to visit when I could get out and about more...there is quite a lot of detail in the image... but so many ways that you could colour it... I think one would look quite nice framed for Mother's Day or Easter.


I have another Michael Powell Stamp... so might have another go soon... see if I can improve... Smile

Hope you are all having a lovely Valentines Day!

I haven't got partner... so romance is not on the cards for me... but...

my lovely daughter suprised me today with a card and some choccies!! Aww... she is a sweetie...so I can watch something nice on TV this evening and enjoy my Champagne Truffles!

She is off to spend evening with her boyfriend.. I hope they have a lovely time!

I can't believe it is Friday again tomorrow... this week has gone by so fast... looking forward to weekend... I have just bought some new papers from Shery K Designs. My blogging buddy... the lovely Laurie recommended them and they are gorgeous! I bought some for every season!! LOL so hopefully they will inspire me....

I hope you all have a lovely Valentines evening!

I will catch up with my commenting very soon...

Stay warm and snug!
Love and Hugs

39 comments:

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Sue its brilliant, I love the colours you went for. I hope you didnt do a real Van Gogh though or you will be walking funny with only one ear!!!

Happy Valentines, Love Hazelxoxox

Crea Astrid said...

Wowwww, what a beautiful colouring. Nice done. Happy valentine.

Hugs, AStrid.

Doreen said...

I love hoe you have coloured this Sue,great colours.Have a lovely evening.xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

It looks lovely Sue, I love the shading on the trees and what a lovely stamp. Hope you enjoy your Champagne truffles! xx

Tammy said...

WOW Sue, your watercoloring is absolutely beautiful!! I love the the colors and that gorgeous image! This would look stunning framed! I hope you are having a wonderful evening and enjoying your Champagne Truffles! YUM!
Big hugs, Tammy

chrissy xx said...

Oh Sue! I was really really feeling very sorry for you ~ a visit to the Dentist is not a good thing at the best of times, but, in this bad weather we keep getting it's worse..Then I read you'd managed Pancakes and Chocolate even if it was late lol. At least Pancake Day wasn't late in your house!
FABulous scene...FABulous colours..
Your colouring is amazing Sue LOve it.
Chrissyxx
We've had a Chippy tea tonight...Naughty but Nice!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Your colouring is wonderful Sue and that is such a fabulous image.
How thoughtful of your daughter to bring you a gift on Valentines Day.
Sorry to hear that you have had a stressful few days, hopefully things are better for you now.
take care of yourself
Hugs Sue

Janice said...

This is brilliant, what a lovely image & I think you've coloured it so well with watercolours no less! Impressive! Nice that your daughter spoiled you today. I settled down to a Sky Box office film with Craig tonight, supposed to be a romance, but neither of us got the plot so we gave up, so here I am blogging! Jx

EELS said...

Sue you always make me chuckle, love the coloured picture and how lovely to receive chocs from your daughter. My hubby and I never celebrate Valentine's (or anything else actually), we're like two old comfortable slippers lol.

I haven't been to the dentist for a long time (my good dentist committed suicide a year or so ago) - how inconsiderate of him!
Take care in the cold and happy crafting.
Elaine

Debs said...

Oh Sue so pleased to see your colouring - the image is stunning and I think you have done a fabulous job.
The pancakes and chocolate sounds scrummy - hope you enjoyed them.
We had a lovely meal at Aaron & Kerry's and then played puzzles with Oliver :o)
Have a wonderful day hun.
Take care
Debs xx

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, Wow, your watercolouring is fabulous, the shades in all the trees and on the building are wonderful...you should do more of this :) Your champagne truffle sounded yummy....I end up all numb for lots of hours after an injection too, I thik they must supercharge it sometimes! The Dentist always says it will only be a couple of hours..not with me...Have a good weekend, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

Mary J said...

Oh your colouring is amazing, Sue! Really gorgeous! I love SKD digi papers too! She is often in 50% or 60% sale!

Kim. said...

Sue you did a great job, love the greens and browns together.
You have a lovely daughter to spoil you like that.
Enjoy the weekend.
Kim xXx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I think you have coloured it perfectly - I can't get on with Watercolours at all, I think I overdo the water!
Sorry to hear you had to visit the dentist but at least you managed your pancakes.
Have a fab weekend.
Pauline
x

Evie said...

Gorgeous and beautiful!!! your coloring is just perfect.

Hugs,
Evie

Ira Huberts said...

Gosh Sue, I think you might want to check your heritage more closely because there´s a bit of Van Gogh and Bob Ross in you my friend! Wow, your watercolouring is perfect, such a pretty image, too! So sorry to hear about your tooth though... hope the nuisance is all over now! Big hugs, Ira xox
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Lisa Jane said...

ooh the pancakes sound scrummy and how lovely of your daughter to get you choccies for Valentines .
Wow i just love this ..what gorgeous colours .. fabulous image

Wishcraft said...

Lovely image and I think you've done a fabulous job of painting it! Hugs, Lisa x

Debbie said...

This is a fabulous card...love the image and the colours look wonderful.
Hugs Debbie x

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Sue....you did a fabulous job on this beautiful picture...WOW!!! You need to frame it and hang it in a place of honor, for sure!!!!! Happy Valentines Day a day late....hope you enjoyed your Champagne Truffles!!!!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the shading on the trees. I hope things get back to normal for you soon. Lol your comments about valentines made me laugh because I do have a partner and I was still on my own lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend
Lindsay xx

June Nelson said...

Wowser arent you clever shug, this is fantastic!!! I dont have a partner either, it sucks lol hope your keeping ok big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello stranger I think I must have been under a rock and missed pancake day and valentines - trust me it's lonelier with a partner who fails to notice you exist!
Sue your little water colour is a delight, what a fab stamp (good old shell) and your skills far out weigh your description! Love the colours, green is my favourite, and your shading is a joy.
Hope everyone in your house is back to full health and what a kind and thoughtful daughter you have - you can tell her I said so lol!
Big hugs Laurie xx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again, I'm still here catching up lol.
I forgot to say, aren't the Shery K papers fab? And really reasonable too, $1 a set didn't break the bank but it just made me buy more!!
Xx

Pauline C said...

Hi Sue - just ofund your blog but wow I love this watercolouring - really fabulous!
Hugs
Pauline x

Shannon White said...

Wow!!! Such a Beautiful image Sue! And your Water coloring is Fabulous Lady!! I want to go there too! It just looks so Beautiful!! So glad everyone is feeling better and you too my Sweet friend! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

May said...

WOW... fabulous colouring/painting Sue... Love it! the colours are perfect... Enjoy your chocs... Keep warm!!! Hugs May x x x

Mau xx said...

Brilliant painting Sue, i think your shading is super.
Hope you didn't eat too many chocs all at once.
I got a new top and meal out,so i will keep him another year xx
Huge hugs Mau xx
I have put mams F/H together a bit as thats the one that i stopped at 1632 now to get back to Dads and orkney....more interesting : )

Pia S said...

You've done a fantastic job with the coloring. Such lovely green colors. Beautiful image!

Katina said...

Ooh, Sue, this is BRILLIANT!!! You've done an amazing job. It's such a lovely, peaceful scene. Can't wait to see more.
xx

Donna Mosley said...

WOW! this is amazing Sue, your watercolouring is FAB hun.

Donna x

Violets Corner said...

Love your colouring Sue, it's very beautiful, I can feel the fab summery warmth from the scene, you got so much talent. I'm looking forward to see the next one. The Michael Powell stamps are lovely.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend sweetie!

Love
Maarit

xxxtglxxx said...

Sue I think this looks amazing hun! :) Stunning colouring. I have been battling with DI's today and I dont seem to be getting anywhere - maybe its my card?

Love the image and your shading is exceptional!

Hope your mouth is feeling better :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

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Bridie Payne said...

Stunning watercolour! Hope your mouth is better real soon.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this watercolour is absolutely stunning, love the scene & the gorgeous colours.
Hope everyone is ok shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

sallysbitz said...

You have painted this beautifully Sue.
Hope you enjoyed your chocolates x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sue. You are a natural with watercolours. Glad your daughter spoilt you for Valentines Day bless her.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

Personally I don't see what there is to improve on .. .. your work looks stunning to me!!!

Hope all the stress and illness has totally disappeared now.

Bet all those champagne truffles have definitely gone!!! LOL!!

Love Jules xx