Paint Along, Day 5

Today is the last day of the Paint Along Series on Sandy Allnock’s blog, and I rather enjoyed painting along and seeing what everyone created. I laughed at myself a lot during the making of this painting because I inadvertently splattered dark paint across the picture midway through, but thankfully I was able to lift off the splotches quickly.  Then, the moon was ridiculously lopsided and wonky at one point, but I think I rectified it pretty well by smoothing the edges a little, lifting paint, and painting more branches across the uneven areas.  In planning out the black paint, I wanted to be sure to mix enough so as to not run out and then not be able to match it up correctly, and boy did I ever do a good job – I mixed up so much black paint that I can probably paint at least five more of these (maybe I will)!

Paint Along, Day 5

Paint Along, Day 5

Hope you enjoyed my week-long journey.  I had fun making the paintings even though some were not the greatest – you can’t win them all, right?  Now, what to do with all that extra black paint?  TGIF 🙂


Paint Along, Day 1

I am participating in a Paint Along Series hosted by Sandy Allnock, an incredibly talented, generous artist and papercrafter, who first came known to me many years ago as she was the founder of Operation Write Home. Since the time OWH became “mission accomplished” a year or so ago, Sandy has freely shared her journey and knowledge of many mediums, most notably watercolor.  Last week she hosted a Paint-Along series on her blog, but because I was out of town I am just now getting to Day 1.  Here is my finished work.

Although I mixed the colors a little differently and put my own spin on some of the areas, it was so informative and inspiring to listen to her thought process as she explained and painted.  What a fun way to practice and learn!

Now to catch up with Days 2-5.  I can’t wait to get started on the next picture!