Friday, 1 June 2012

Magnify for the Artist's Playroom

I am amazed that I could put up anything
for the Artist's Playroom this week,
as the evil dreaded lurgy
snuck up and gave me a rotten
The dreaded lurgy is such a nasty little devil,
he doesn't give you any warning,
just bam
and you're down for the count.
Two days wasted
and I didn't even lose any weight!

My poor belly is still a little squidgy,
so my work is also a bit squidgy.
They say you paint what you feel.

Now that I have had my whinge,
here is my entry in this weeks
Artist's Playroom.
The theme this week is magnify.

It's a water droplet on the petals of a flower.
I normally would have smoothed the colours out
but ran out of time.  
Sunny Queensland has let me down again 
and it is pouring with rain and dark
so the picture isn't terribly accurate.
It is actually a richer colour
but you get the idea.

Here are a few snapshots
of the stages of the painting.

The first stage, rough in colours.

Refining the shapes, looks like a bunch of bananas.

Getting there, water drop going in and paper bending!

I'm a bit of a cheapskate
and instead of having a drawing board
and using masking tape to hold the paper down.
I just hold it until it curls too much
then use heaps of blue tack
to keep that sucker under control.

This week I also said goodbye to the ATC's
I have been making for the great swap
over at the Stamping Ground.

These little guys are now winging
their way around the globe to their new owners.
Hope they like them.

Since I actually finished a painting this week
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday.

Why not hop on over to 
to see what everyone has been up to.


  1. OH my goodness, this is just absolutely super amazing! That drop and leaves are just beautiful, Vonny! And so are the ATC's. You amaze me.

  2. wow your painting is awesome, so real. Loving your ATC's and am sure the receipients will love them. Happy PPF, Annette x

  3. glad you got it done and how rotten is the weather... absolutely miserable... but your atc's are going to make people very happy and the magnify pic turned out so beautifully... I love your work...xx

  4. How can you do that...????
    The water droplet is amazing. I thought it was a photo at first.
    I can't believe that you can paint like that when you're ill.

    I'm sitting here like a bear with a sore head...(or a sore chest in fact) and now I'm going to be even more grouchy because I haven't done any drawing.
    I think the new owners of your ATC's are going to be smitten.
    Have a wonderful weekend :D

  5. Your twinkling water droplet looks just like the twinkle in the eyes of a little baby...very impressive work!

  6. Great post. Sorry you were puny but your work doesn't reflect your condition. The water droplet is so perfect. Lovely work. Hppy PPF

  7. Wow, that water droplet is incredible! Genius!!

    Sorry you have been ill. I thought the weight loss was supposed to kick in as compensation but you didn't even get that - I feel even more sorry for you now!!


  8. Fabulous painting! Love the color choices and how realistic that droplet is.

  9. That rain drop is incredible against those petals! Very brave undertaking, especially with a squidgy belly!
    Happy PPF,

  10. Hope you feel better- bellies should be happy. Your water drop painting is beautiful- the way you did the light on the water is WOW! Happy PPF!

  11. Perfect! This drop of water is increeible, a beautiful work, thanks for showing as it was done. Saludos

  12. That water drop is sheer perfection. How I'd love to see a video of the process that got you there!
    Hope your bugs are all under control now too.

  13. yup, gotta agree with Minn and Trace, you rock in the art department. That water droplet is so awesome. I don't stretch my paper either. If it wants to curl up, have at it bub, you're not gonna get out of being painted on no matter how much you protest and curl up!! Those atc's are precious. Some day I should organize an atc swap. someday. Hugs to you,

  14. Gorgeous water droplet painting!
    Hope you're feeling better soon.
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  15. Wow Vonny...totally magnificent!!! are brilliant..gorgeous art..I love it!You are such a super talented artist...beautiful!!

  16. Wow, water drops are so hard to paint!!! Great work. Love the detail. Happy PPF

  17. OMG! That is beautiful!! How you can make a water droplet actually look like water is wonderful and amazing! I bow to your skills!

    Your ATC's are super cute!! Happy PPF!

  18. Yep Queensland has had it week this week but Melbourne is still cold and wet. Thank you so much, your painting is awesome, amazing how you have captured the little droplet so perfectly. Thanks for sharing,I have loved it. I'll be back again next week.


  19. What a fantastically talented lady you are Von.
    Lynn and the Doodly Birds

  20. Back again Von to say I sent a reply re shipping to Australia. Just in case you don't get the reply via my blog it said yes I do. If you pop into the Doodly Bird Store and choose what you like, let me know through the contact form I will work out a price. If we do it surface mail it's more reasonable just slower.
    Lynn -:)

  21. Wonderful painting, love that golden color and awesome droplet!

  22. You've really done an outstanding job of the raindrop and the petals. Looks 3D. Excellent. Have a great day and Happy PPF!

  23. Wow!!! You really captured that water droplet superbly. Beautiful!

  24. Very impressive! You captured that drop of water perfectly!!!
    Have a great week!!

    Hugs Giggles

  25. Awesome job...droplet looks bang on real.....


  26. Beautiful! So crisp and shiny!

  27. I'm just getting to all the APR entries. Your water drop is amazing.


  28. Wow! Your water drop painting is amazing! And I love your ATCs too! :)

    Ali #74

  29. Hi Von,

    Wow - that painting is amazing. The water droplet blows me away! The ATCs are very cute, by the way.

    I posted yours to you today. I also thought I was a follower - guess I wasn't, so I retified that.


  30. Oh my gosh! What water droplet is exquisite!

  31. Your droplet is absolutely amazing and looks so very real. What a great painting. I envy you your talent! The ATC's are fantastic and will be treasured by the receivers I'm sure. #147


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