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April 12, 2010 April 13, 2010

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Yesterday was beautiful…I planted pansies and sat at my patio table to paint ATC’s. I decided to start with an ATC of the blossoms from my crabapple tree. They are in bloom for such a short time I thought I had better be quick or I would lose my chance. I may work on a slightly larger painting today. Maybe…

Crabapple Tree Blossoms - ATC

Then I decided to do another ATC of a toy belonging to my grandchildren. This one was really fun…thinking of my rowdy, all boy grandsons, I called it Bam Bam 1.

Bam Bam 1 - ATC

Both were painted on Strathmore Watercolor ATC paper with transparent watercolor and to the music of the birds in the background.

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16 Responses to “April 12, 2010”

  1. Beth Parker Says:

    These are great, Linda! I really love the crabapple blossom. That would make a wonderful large painting! 🙂

  2. lesliepaints Says:

    Wonderful spontaneity in the crabapple blossoms. Isn’t it interesting how different it is to paint something man-made than what nature made? I love how you changed your brushstrokes and handled the watercolor to account for the differences. 🙂 Nice post!

  3. Sydni Kruger Says:

    Lovely blossoms ~ and Bam Bam is cute!

  4. artimagica Says:

    Linda, these are great. So in tune with this short but wonderful season. I’ve created a few ATC’s but find it hard to work so small. I think I’ll try some of my postcard techniques as ATC’s!

  5. idcoach Says:

    I love the apple blossom – can’t wait to see a larger version. We are a little behind with blossom in the UK, but I shall keep an eye on the trees for the perfect moment and compare notes with you soon!

  6. Francis Jong Says:

    Nice work Linda. The flower and the toy both look so adorable. I like the colors, they are just vibrant.

  7. aloha Linda – i like the unexpected use of yellow as background in the apple blossoms. i also like that you respond to the world as it is around you. that is a remarkable issue to address in art (imo). it’s one of our states as a human being that we are aware of and interact with as our self – excellent.

    • Mahalo, Rick! Your kind words are appreciated. Are you a fan of the music of Brother IZ?

      • aloha Linda – yw. i like a lot of his music. he was a very gentle being in many ways – that’s the message i get – altho i did not personally know him. his version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow is stunning and beautiful at the same time – imo. he has others that are just as potent tho.

      • Aloha Rick. I love his music. When we visited Hawaii I bought two of his CD’s and a DVD about his life. He was a gentle and creative spirit. I also brought my brother a CD of slack string guitar music from the islands. He plays anything with strings but started with the guitar.


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