Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Update for One World-One Heart

Dream Tree
5.5" x 8.5"

This little watercolor was done with a limited palette of Winsor Violet, Indigo Blue, and Pale Yellow. The colors didn't scan that well, as the yellow appears to be very bright. However, the actual colors are very soft. The grass is a soft yellow green and the sky is a soft blue violet, for example.
I used Winsor Newton watercolors on 140# watercolor paper. And painted it during a thunderstorm.

In an earlier post, I showed a pencil drawing of "Dream Tree", a place that I had a dream about. It seemed to take place, beginning in Hearne, Texas, and ending with this tree in Franklin, Texas. I remembered a lot of detail about this tree from my dream, and ended my dream saying that I would have to go back there and paint it. Of course, there probably isn't such a tree, but I still had to paint it!
Hope you enjoy it!
The limited pallette was one of the challenges given by Myrna Wacknov on her blog, Creativity Journey. The idea was to list all of the colors on your pallette, then cut that up, and mix them up. Then you would draw 3 colors to use in a painting. My first selection was this color combination of Winsor Violet, Indigo Blue, and Pale Yellow. I kind of like the way it turned out, so I may try this again.

Now, I said that, in the previous post, that, if I got 50 comments on that post for the giveaway, I would add a second small watercolor to that drawing. Tonight, the count reached 54, so I am adding this second watercolor.
There is still time to enter my giveaway for the One World-One Heart event. I will probably draw two names from a hat about midnight, central (Texas) time Valentine's night. I got started late, so I wanted to give a little extra time to anyone who would still like to get their name in the pot.

Just to review, briefly, the One World-One Heart event is an opportunity for bloggers all over the world to get to know each other a little better. Many bloggers who are participating have items on their blogs that they will be drawing for on Valentine's Day. If you have an active blog, just leave a comment in the comments section below the post, and your name will be entered. Be sure that you give some way to contact you in case you win. The idea was to have those who have active blogs to participate in this event. This year, they have over 400 bloggers participating. So, even if you don't have a blog, you might enjoy looking around at the blogs of those who are on the list.
For more information, you can go to .
It's late for this year, but, if you have a blog, you might think about it for the next time. And, also you might just like to look at the blogs of some of those listed. They are very interesting to read, and have a lot of fascinating work to look at.
I haven't had time to read them all, of course, but they will remain there after the event is over.
It has been fun to look at some of the blogs and sign up for things that others have created. I got some ideas and inspiration from some of them as I browsed.
Anyway, good luck to you bloggers. I hope that I win something too!
Remember that, if you have a blog, and haven't signed up yet, I will still accept comments until tomorrow night. I guess that, if you get in before midnight, my time (central in Texas), I can still accept your entry.
I'm so excited that people from all over the world are looking at my work!
Thank you for reading and for sharing with others.
And a big thank you to all of you who are signing my comments and my Guest Book!


ladybug said...

I got your comments, and as I'm not drawing until after I get home from work tonight, you are in! ;)

Your watercolors are lovely!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

I like your dream tree, it is very nice!