July 20, 2012

Pink and Lime


Some friends invited me to paint with them on Monday nights (Penni, Mandy and sometimes Adrienne) and it's been completely inspiring. I love seeing what they're working on as well as chatting while we paint. I made this background while we were together a few weeks ago. I adore the lime green color. In fact, Penni said I stay around later if she pulls out the lime green paint. Hee-hee. :)

What are you working on this weekend?

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  1. love it! i really need to learn this mixed media thing. i have no clue where to start! but i love the way it looks! and how fun that you have a painting night with friends now!

    I haven't painted in a couple weeks (since the Artist Expo class I took) but I've been itching to lately. Writing has sort of taken over all my extra time these days (and by writing I mean revising and querying, because it feels like a full time job!).

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    1. Sounds like you may need a creative break in a different facet! Beware, mixed media is addicting! ;) Two books I would HIGHLY recommend for a beginner are Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts and Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose (said as Matey).

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  2. Wonderfully created background ~ me? working on 'fine tuning' my collages ~ in between 'social stuff' ~ enjoy the weekend ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I like "in between social stuff" because that's how it'll be here too. :D

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  3. Love the shabby background and great color combination! :)

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  4. Awesome, awesome layers and textures, Catherine!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. Fun and pretty here Catherine. I can't talk and paint for some reason so I sit alone at my table. :(

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    1. You know I kind of understand that. I usually paint backgrounds while chatting because detailed painting takes more concentration.

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  6. Popped in from paint party Friday. Really love the distressed and layers of your piece

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    1. Hi Lilian, glad you stopped by! Thank you. :D

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  7. Nice textured look this has...glad you had fun painting with your friends. HPPF!

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  8. This is great, I love what you are doing. I have a watercolor class Sat. a.m. Looking forward to it. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    1. I would love to learn about watercolor painting. I've dabbled in it but not much. It's such a beautiful medium.

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  9. your Monday night group sounds neat :) pleased for you :)

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  10. You've got some beautiful colors and textures going on here! Painting together sounds like so much fun. My mom used to do that with her best friend back in the day. That's how I got started painting.

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    1. I love that story! I'm always hoping one of my children will want to take it up. :)

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  11. a get together to paint sounds like a great idea... and this is a wonderful fresh piece of work... xx

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  12. Live paint parties are awesome!! Very pretty background!!

    Hugs giggles

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  13. Great texture and drips going on there Catherine! Happy PPF!

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  14. Sounds like a great pARTy with wonderful results! Great piece!

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  15. great backgrounds! I am working on my flamingo & my computer crashed so limited sharing!
    I may have to think to incorporate lime - green is on my list!
    cheers, dana

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  16. Love the texture, and how much fun to paint with a group! :) I am very jealous.

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  17. I love your colorful background! How nice to have friends that you can paint with! I'm a new follower, and I hope you'll follow me too!

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  18. These are really great!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  19. Such rich textures and colors!!!

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