Friday, September 16, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

Firstly, I’d like to thank everyone’s well wishes for my recovery.  Your lovely words had warmed my heart greatly.

Secondly, I appreciate all your encouragement, advice and tips on acrylic blending.  They were all helpful.  It also led me to a new insight of my approach to acrylic and existing watercolour work.  (More about it later …)

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For this week, another seascape for you …

20110719 Seascape

(You can see that the sea is still working its charm on me!)

What do we have this time?

20110709 Seascape CU

A sea sponge, kelp like underwater plant … Ahh, and it looks like there’s a sea creature joining us as well!  Anyone has any idea what it is?  Love to hear of your thoughts. ;)

20110709 Seascape CU 2


20110716 Crytals and Sea Sponges


(The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday - hosted by Eva and Kristin.  All are welcomed!  Do join in to share and support each other!)

Cheers and have a wonderful weekend!

50 comments:

Elisa Choi said...

wonderful hybrid! I think the sea creature is an octopus perhaps.. lovely photo and details of sketch. Have a great day! :)

Rosie Kaplan said...

usual lovely work

Pointy Pix said...

This is charming! I think it's an octopus having a little feel around with one of its tentacles before peeking its head round when the coase it clear!

NatashaMay said...

I always enjoy looking at your watercolor sketchbook. :) Nice underwater feel to it.

La Abela said...

I see you're with your great studies of everyday things ... I like these sponges y. .. ¿Animals?. Saludos

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Amazing how you created this wonderful sketch from the visuals you used ~ awesome ~ thanks ~Happy PPF ~namaste, Carol ^_^ ( Share the Creative Journey)

Yvonne said...

Love it! You do have an imagination.

art2cee2 said...

I just love your style! :-)

EVA said...

Fabulous!! And I love the hint of the octopus approaching.

Her Speak said...

Tee hee--I like those little tentacles creeping out. :)

Joni Nickrent said...

love the watercolor and the mystery of who's behind the tentacles POP ART MINIS

Sue J said...

Hi J, thanks for visiting my blog. I like your sketchbook.

Megan said...

Nice ~ I like the tentacles, great idea to leave the rest of the creature to the imagination :)

Julie said...

I always enjoy your sketchbooks especially your seascapes :)

WrightStuff said...

Friend or foe I wonder?? Friend I am sure!

Anothe lovely piece. Sure hope you are feeling better.

Christine said...

octopus? Nice, zen sketch.

ruth said...

Oh, I really like this. Very nice. Also, I vote for Giant Squid. ;)

Cameron said...

The tentacles of a shy baby octopus! Heehee!

iamrushmore said...

ooh, that's just wonderful! Love those tentacled arms creeping into the picture. It makes me think there is a large octopus hugging this little hill of sand from behind. though what if it was different two worm-like creatures crawling toward each other? ("psst! meet me by the sea sponge afte class")

carlarey said...

This is great!!! Love the tentacle, you almost don't notice it at first. Genius, and funny too.

Netty said...

Another beautiful seascape, am loving your artbook. Happy PPF, Annette x

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely little seascape!
Nice to meet you through PPF!
~Mary

laurie said...

I love this, it just made me smile,, and thats an octopus,, right?

Scarlet said...

Beautiful seascape. Playful and fun. I do hope you continue to feel better and have yourself a great weekend!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

So fun, I LOVE the creeping tentacles of the (octopus?) creature, so whimsical!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Barbara/myth maker said...

I love you work. The first picture itself is a work of art...such a good still life.
Wishing you well.

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the addition of the tentacles! It adds a wonderful dose of fun :)

xo
Kristin

ThisTinder said...

I love the sea creature, I can almost feel the heavy slimyness of that limb (tentacle?)!

Fallingladies said...

Love it! it looks calm yet there's this possibly dangerous creature coming!

Melisa said...

Utterly charming!

SHERI C said...

Love the tentacle reaching over the landscape. It's a fun piece this week for sure! Wishing you a wonderful PPF. I love your posts!

- T.W - said...

Could it be an octopus or a squid hiding? *w*
Awesome work as always, the different colors in the background bring out all the elements perfectly~

// - T.W -

Geckostone said...

I love your seascapes! I want to see Mr. tentacle show his face! I bet he's a cutie!Happy PPF and glad you are feeling better! Deb

Evelyn said...

Pretty!

Mary Hysong said...

Love the tentacles creeping out like that, just waiting for the rest of him to pop up! Happy PPF!

Heather said...

Lovely sea life! Happy PPF!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Such delicate scene, the blending is so subtle.

dthaase said...

love this post

Janet said...

I like your little seascape. I also took a peek at the previous one. I like the soft colors you use.

ger chouinard said...

Jamie: Just love your sea sketches and all the creatures that call the ocean home. Looks to me like an octopus tenacle with tiny suction cups is sneaking its way into your sketch. Heal and feel better! xo

Ayala Art said...

What a fun blog you have here! I enjoyed all the sea inspired art, very nice!

Faye said...

Gorgeous sea painting. Love the Octopus arms.

hastingshall2 said...

Oops again. I should have signed my comment with my Wordpress identity, where my PPF stuff is. Faye

Annabelle said...

The mysteries of the sea....wonderful sketch.Beautifully done!

angelself said...

I love the sea, and there is certainly a mystery about the ocean floor. This page reminds me of a mural I worked on in grade school...fond memories =)
Sending much lighted love for your healing, Kathryn

Gloria said...

Great blending. Love the tentacles and that has to be an octupus. The ocean floor is so mysterious. Great job! Have a wonderful week.

Theresa said...

Lovely paint and ink work. I love the soft colors you used. Happy Creative week to you!

Teri C said...

I love it. So unique and creative.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

great painting...so soft yet defined. love it!
cheers, dana

Carol said...

Love it!!! So peaceful and calm you captures the underwater look well :)