Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paint Party Friday--a bit early

I will be dyeing fabric all day Friday,
so I thought I would go ahead and post this early.

Paint Party Friday is in it's second week!
To see some wonderful creations visit

Here is my painting for this week.
I have wanted to really loosen up,
so I did a quick sketch of 2 horses and did
a very loose abstract piece.
I love color, as you can tell.
I'm not sure it's finished,
that's why it is still on my foamcore board.

This watercolor measures 18 by 24 inches.

I tried to do what I learned in watercolor class yesterday.
1. I changed brushes (sizes) often while painting.
2. I stood up to paint.
3. Once I put paint down, I left it alone.
4. I stepped back from the painting often.
5. I didn't hurry.

I need to come up with a name for this piece.
Any suggestions???

Savor the Day!
Yvonne

51 comments:

Gloria said...

Oh I love it!! Excellent work. The colors are just fabulous. A name, well...I can't think of one right now, but I do love horses. I've never ridden one, they are so strong. One passed by in front of my yard and I happened to be standing just on the other side of my gate and wow, everything went WHOOOOOSH! It was awesome. Hey, that looks like what is happening in the painting, "WHOOSH!"

Yvonne said...

Thank you Gloria for your sweet comment. I love horses too, although I don't have the land for them anymore.

Barb said...

Oh wow....just awesome!

ooglebloops said...

I have them and I LOVE this!! It's beautiful Yvonne - they look so free!!!

Lorraine said...

wow this is fabulous have a good day

Amy S. said...

Awesome. I love it. You are learning a lot in your class it looks like. Keep up the good work. Love you.

Healing Woman said...

I love the colors and the flowing of the paints. There is much energy in this work of art. I would name it,"Freedom."

Yvonne said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments. It really encourages me.

Melissa said...

One of the blogs I follow is written by a lady who lives where wild horses roam on the beach. This painting could be one of her photos. It is beautiful!

My Grama's Soul said...

Yvonne....this is really a great piece...so very colorful and very creative. LOVE IT.

Jo

Yvonne said...

I love the looses style and I've seen others paint in this similar fashion with all the colors (abstract). What is her blog? I would love to see her work.

Anonymous said...

Lightning, dash & freedom is what I see. But I certainly like whoosh!! I like how you've loosened up.
Brenda

Hybrid J said...

Such expressive brushwork and vibrant color! I enjoy your work and hope to see more.

Thank you for sharing. ;)

Joann said...

This is awesome...what movement & feeling.

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE it! If I could paint in watercolor this is what I would want it to look like. I love how the colors blend together so freely.

Barbara said...

I'm not good with names, but your piece is wonderful! I agree, much movement there, and so lovely!

NatashaMay said...

This looks fabulous! Love the abstract feel to it.

art2cee2 said...

I LOVE this piece! You can so feel the horses running and the wind blowing their manes. You have created not only a painting, but a mood. Being as I specialize in equine art, I guess I love it all the more! :-)

Deanna said...

Amazing! I really want to learn how to do that loose watercolor technique. I love the colors that you used and you can just imagine the horses running wild. You have captured the momentum very well!

Christine said...

very nice work of abstract horses.

Msartist said...

Oh, this is really amazing! I love your use of color. I would call it Wild Horses. Have a wonderful weekend. ~Theresa

Marlene said...

Your painting is very beautiful, you really captured the emotion of running free. Love the colors you used. I'm horrible with naming but Running Free seems to fit.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE this piece you've captured them with such fire and the essence of freedom. I wouldn't change a thing- it's perfection the way it is!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

EVA said...

Wow! It is gorgeous Yvonne!

"Wild Horses"? Not terribly original but there is wild, free and flowing feeling to this piece.

So happy you could join us at the party again!

WrightStuff said...

Gosh this is incredible. The whole composition is so wild and free with the colours leaping out at you. I can just imagine the horses pawing and stamping at the ground, their breath steaming in the early morning chill. Fab work.

ileana said...

I'm thoroughLy inspired and impressed! There is so much beauty, color and movement in this piece! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with next! Happy PPF!!

SHERI C said...

LOVE this a lot!!!! Very bold and loose. great job!

Heather said...

Oh i am so in love with this piece. I agree with deanna, I love the loose technique and would love to learn how to do this more!
this painting is gorgeous....
I would call it "freedom" because it just reminds me of horses running free - oh lucky! great job, i am going back to the top of the page to stare and admire it!

Kate Boone said...

This is just amazing. Such energy! :-)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..super gorgeous work..very inspiring.. the colors are fabulous! I love it! Shine on
Victoria~

Kristin Dudish said...

This is fabulous... I love the color and the freedom of your strokes...
"A Brush with the Wild"

xo
Kristin

Pointy Pix said...

What a fabulous piece. you have been totally successful in using a loose style and i love the colours you have used. Recently i've been enjoying adding colours that don't necessarily exist in reality but add something to the piece. I just love this. It made me think of that old gary glitter song "crazy horses"!

La Abela said...

Great! I really like, very free and fresh ...Saludos desde EspaƱa

Nelly said...

I wish I had a clever title for you. I am in love with these horses. I just love your use of color and your soft brush strokes. Lovely!

Toni said...

My sister in law would LOVE this. I can see this as a card (hint hint ;))

ThisTinder said...

Beautiful work! I always have a tough time coming up with names for my pieces too :(

La Dolce Vita said...

great movement and force in this piece Yvonne! bravo!

Kimmie said...

Oh my goodness that painting is so beautiful!!! I am also hoping you show us the fabric dyeing story. I tried it myself a few days and I was quite blind.

Heather said...

This painting is awesome!!!!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I love this painting! You have captured the essence of the horses, their wildness and movement. The undefined border and raw bold colors remind me of the wildness of stallions. Maybe a good name would be "Free", as these horses appear to be :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Yvonne this is an amazing painting full of movement and emotion. Well done !!! Peace, Mary helen Fernandez Stewart

Rosie Kaplan said...

So loose and flowing. I love them

Roban Studio said...

I agree with Eva...the title should be "Wild and Free". It's just magnificent. I've been wanting to try loosening up too. Was it difficult? Thanks for the tips on how you did it, and for stopping by to visit me. :-)

angelself said...

First of all, fabulous painting! I am seeing this as a male in the foreground and a female behind. She is looking at him with such "Adoration". The only thing I might do with this is define the line of his back just a tiny bit. Gorgeous, Kathryn

Yvonne said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. And thanks Kathryn for the critique, as that is what I'm looking for. I will still work on it.

priti.lisa said...

OMG! I am astounded by the color, the movement, the freeness! It is just gorgeous :)
xo

Domestic Icing said...

Wow, this painting is so...cool! It has so much energy to it -- super awesome!

Charlie

Gail V said...

I love the horses, Y. This is my fave painting style - if I could paint, this is the kind I'd wanna do. I also see a female on the left and male on the right. What about something like "Inseparable". I'd also like to loosen up in my drawing and my dolls. Realism keeps dragging me down.

Annabelle said...

Like Gail I see a romantic entangle....how about " Wild About You".I adore the feeling of no boundaries...complete and utter escape into the wild and beautiful vastness of nature. You've captures that! Wish I could paint like this!!!

Annabelle >^..^<

Yvonne said...

Wow, thanks to everyone for their support and nice comments on this post. I have never had so many comments before!

*jean* said...

gorgeous!!!