Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Rookie Painter Challenge #34...Completed!

Well, considering that this is my first attempt at a "serious" watercolor painting, I'm pretty satisfied with it. Who knows, maybe someday I'll watch a tutorial or two and pick up some hints, but meanwhile I really enjoyed just figuring things out for myself. That's what hobbies are all about, right?As I was filling out my email to submit this painting I looked to see what weight of watercolor paper I had used. That's when I discovered that I hadn't used watercolor paper at all; just my cheap sketchbook paper! Oh well, live and learn! :) This is my favorite view; just reclining on my map desk!
Feelin' like a proud mama! I'm off to read some blogs.



  1. Nice watercolors Lisa, I especially like the cloth and wood painting.

  2. Hi Lisa, thanks! I know you did mean well! I did not want people to copy the button from your blog, thinking it was the Rookiepainter button. You found a great solution! All the best, Judy.

  3. Congratulations on your first serious painting. I have shied away from this challenge, but I've seen a couple now and am thinking maybe I should at least try it... good job on this!

  4. There is an incredible light to this painting! First serious one?? Excellently done!

  5. Very nice painting and great setup! Happy painting!

  6. I like especially your banner and your marvellous babies!

  7. Hi Lisa, thanks for the comment on my blog, the twine was such fun to draw. I think you'd love Inspiration avenue, the weekly challenges really make you stretch your abilities. I'm loving your still life here, so well rendered. You really captured the way the light glinted off all the objects. I still have trouble with "the Light" lol.
    Jenn of

    1. Thanks, Jenn! One of the things I enjoy most about these challenges is that they've helped me to find so many kindred spirits. I love following what everyone is doing! :)


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