Amaryllis by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

15" X 22" Watercolor Painting of Amaryllis on Arches Smooth Hot Press Watercolor Paper

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  • Submitted:Mar 2nd, 2013
  • Resolution:2315x2858
  • Date Created:Mar 2nd, 2013
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  • Camera:PENTAX Optio Z10
  • Exposure:1/50
  • Aperture:f/3.5
  • Focal Length:6.3mm
  • ISO Speed:100
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  • DragonsChyld

    DragonsChyld

    Quite busy getting seed in starters for the garden, still way cold here. 20 last night with a high of 31 today.

    Mar 3rd, 2013 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Well, we are both getting our hands dirty. I'm digging in the dirt planting more bulbs in pots, and Day Lilies in the ground. Today I planted Peruvian Lilies, Crillium Lily, Freesia, Anemone, Tigridia, Dutch Iris, 23 Bare root Roses. My woodworker has built the Bookcases, and now is making the work tables that I designed. They are a little bigger than a TV tray table which I have been using for years, but have an edge, are more sturdy, have drawers for pencils and pens, and are on wheels. The border at the edge makes it so pencils and pens won't roll off.The one a little larger than a TV table has a top that will fold down on a slant to do my pencil drawing of you on, but it will fold back on a piano hinge so I can work flat on the table top for my watercolors. You only live once, and I want to work as long as I can so my tables will make it easier with a lot less frustration on my part. One is 24" wide by 18" deep, and the other goes on the side of my chair and is 42" wide by 18" deep. The longer one has a built in space for a waste basket, two drawers for my paper and tablets, an open slot for all the photographs I work from, and a top to hold the paint and watercolor. Two smaller drawers will be above the wastebasket slot, and that's where paint and brushes and pencils will go. Juan is working on them in the front yard where I am planting pots so It's very exciting to see the pots getting done, and the furniture getting done at the same time. I guess everyone is busy doing what needs to get done. Keep planting...I still have more that needs to go into the ground! s

      Mar 3rd, 2013 Reply
    • DragonsChyld

      DragonsChyld

      It sounds to me like not only a fabulous bit of fun but that you are developing art furniture that Ikea would be proud of. I am going to send a copy of this to my friends Jennifer and Alana, whose family makes the most fantastic arts and craft furniture and see if they might be interested in talking with you about making a few of these. I think they might sell really well and who knows, perhaps the synergy between you folk might lead to some sales. Assuming that is alright with you of course.

      Mar 3rd, 2013 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I took drafting for 3 years in High School, Mechanical Drafting, and Architectural Drafting, and It has earned me money designing elevations, floor plans, reflected ceiling plans etc for McDonald's Restaurants etc. Plus I did detailed to scale drawings of the Mayan Temple I designed for Disney Resorts after the elevations they drew up were found lacking. I'm just using all that knowledge I've used for others to make my life with a gimpy leg, and a poorly functioning body more livable. I'm going to take a picture of what I've been doing these sketches of you and my watercolors on, and then let you compare that with the new small desk and work station. The height with wheels is exactly the same as my TV tray. It's what I'm used to, and it's what works with my Lazy Boy chair. When my leg is burning and I'm tired...that's where I want to sit and work. The art work soothes me, and makes me feel less helpless, stupid, and angry at life. I think more people should have work stations that fit their needs, and their particular circumstances. It's not easy getting old...it's rather maddening so I'm just trying to make my getting old a little less stressful and pleasant. Plus I don't want to give up, and I want to work until I die. As soon as I designed this I thought someone else might like it too. It is perfectly alright to talk to your friends, and I will probably put the photos of the furniture on face book. They are not totally finished yet, but by next weekend they will probably be stained, varnished, and have the wheels on. I bought oak for the workstation and table so they would match my bookcases and the computer desk which is next. This all goes in the Library. I'm looking forward to everything being done, but I am enjoying and learning from the process! s

      Mar 3rd, 2013 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Gorgeous colors and beautiful painting

    Mar 3rd, 2013 Reply Subscriber
  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    the colors are just amazing! what a beautiful painting :)

    Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Thank You! I loved using the pure colors, and then mixing them together and getting rich vivid blends vibrating against the white paper underneath. Pure fun!

      Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      and i just loved the result its gorgeous work
      you are most welcome

      Mar 5th, 2013 Reply Who wants a hug?
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    Congratulations!

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #725
    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-725

    Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    this is really amazing Anne, absolutely stunning work!!

    Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply
  • REVOLT

    REVOLT

    beautiful ...

    Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply
  • rickcorbett

    rickcorbett

    Beautiful work. Beautiful colors. The details are amazing. Nice subtle shadows giving shape of the leaves. Good control over the medium. Excellent job!

    Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply Subscriber
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      Thank you so much Rick. I really just decided to put in some really vivid paint loosely in the background, and the pot, but still keep the flowers and leaves tight. I loved playing with the bright free flowing purples and blues!

      Mar 2nd, 2013 Reply
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