Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A new year .... and new beginnings!

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2014, full of joy and creativity.

For my first post of the year, I want to show you someone else's work!
A friend expressed an interest in learning how to paint in watercolour, so she came over for an afternoon teaching session, with her sister, who didn't want to paint, but loves looking at art.

My friend wanted to paint a giraffe, so I suggested we draw a small one and a larger one. That way we could practice on the small, before it got transferred to the large.

Here is her practice effort

and this is second effort, as far as we had it finished on the day. I think it's going to be beautiful.

While the sisters were waiting for the background washes to dry, I painted a quick snow scene for the one who doesn't paint - as a memento of the day.
It's only small, 7" x 10"


I hope the New Year brings you joy, the chance to try something new - and the chance to shine. God bless.


  1. Happy New Year, Pat! How nice you are!! Your friend's work is good. Hope 2014 will be a wonderful year for you. God bless you, too. Best wishes, Sadami

  2. Happy New Year to you, Pat, full of inspiration and joy! I love your friend's giraffe!

  3. Thank you for your visit.
    Best wishes for a happy New Year.

  4. looks like your friend is an excellent student and you are an excellent teacher. I like the one you painted for her sister too.
    Happy New Year

  5. Hi Pat:) A happy 2014 for you and your family and for Missy! Very nice painting for someone who is learning how to paint. I think she had a strict mistress ...:):)xx

  6. Amazing for a 'first try'! How nice of you to mentor her!
    Happy New Year!

  7. A very fruitful day, the giraffe is looking really good , you should start teaching for good :-) Happy New Year !

  8. My dear Pat, I wish you a most Joyful, Peaceful and Creative New Year!!!
    Kathryn XX

  9. Dear Pat - looks to me like you are a wonderful instructor...loved your snow scene too. Have a great New Year and thank you for always sharing your art and pieces of your life. Take care and God Bless.

  10. looks like it was an enjoyable painting session pat with really good result ... best wishes for the new year


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