Saturday, 23 December 2017

Lets Celebrate Learning plus a Christmas Greeting


Today, for Sheilas wonderful 'Lets Celebrate' theme at AJJ I have this watercolour with a little added Neocrayon which came about from an exercise in a wonderful book called 'Expressive painting in Mixed Media' by Soraya French.
The wording added is digital.
I'm celebrating 'learning' - as my 'painting' knowledge is pretty limited so the art books I am reading at present are to help inspire and also teach me everything I need to know about paints, mediums and equipment. I really want to learn everything I can!

Not long until the 25th, so if you are celebrating, I will wish you and your family 
a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time and Happy Holiday!

Gill x


  1. Lovely piece. Have fun, merry Christmas, hugs, Valerie l

  2. A beautiful flower painting is this - I love the white flowers popping up so beautiful!
    And great quote about learning and a great idea to celebrate LEARNING!
    Every artist should always learn something new - you are so right!
    We are blessed to love learning , aren't we?!
    And what a nice layout - both trees are beautiful and how nice to see you as well!
    Thank you for such a lovely painting linked to Sheila's Art Journal Journey theme and I would like to wish you and your hubby a VERY MERRY Christmas!
    Thank you for all your support for the challenges in 2017 dear Gill!
    oxo ♥♥♥

  3. Your painting is so very pretty. Love the white flowers on this colourful background, a great effect. I am going to check this book out.
    How very nice to see you, Gill, and the trees too.
    Happy Christmas to you and Dave.

  4. Oops, got so carried away with your painting that I forgot to say many thanks for joining in with my theme at AJJ, much appreciated.

  5. Its a wonderful painting Gill. It a lovely group of white flowers and a good quote as well.

    Happy Christmas wishes to you and your family Gill.
    Yvonne xx

  6. I am in LOVE with your painting. I also am so impressed with your digital skills. You have truly created something beautiful with those flowers. It's great that you are learning about mediums, textures, and lots more, too. I'm in need of a good lesson in those, too.

    I love both your trees and was so impressed to be able to put a face with a name. That Christmas layout was fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us at Art Journal Journey. That painting is definitely cause for celebration.

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas, too, dear Gill.

  7. Such a wonderful painting, I love how you left the white space to create those pretty flowers and the way you blended the paint to create such a colourful display is amazing! I enjoy learning too it's one of the reasons I love art journaling so much, there is so much variety and technique to learn and experiment with - I love it 😁. Happy learning and wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy dear friend! J 😊 x

  8. This white flowers just jump out of your wonderful picture! I go now and look for this book on amazon - you know, I too like learning more and more :) - Your chosen quote is so right!
    I love to see you on this beautiful Christmas collage!
    Wish you and Dave a happy Christmas time and a really good new year 2018!
    Rike xx

  9. That's a gorgeous piece Gill, and I do love seeing you and your holiday trees. Nice bit of steampunk too. Hope it was happy. and Happy new Year too. Hugs-Erika

  10. I love your watercolour picture and it doesn't look as if you have to learn so much more...
    beautiful flower and beautiful colours! Thanks for the photoe of you and your Christmas trees which are decorated so so colourful. I think you could come and do this with mine next year as I don't like to decorate very much...


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