Never mind, I had fun playing and even though it may not look like it, I still worked a couple of hours on this.
This is where I stopped 2 weeks ago:
I figured it needed some brightening up, so I added some dots:
It always amazes me how adding some dots can completely change the feel of a painting. It makes it look much more fairytale-like in my opinion...
Making the dots "disappear" again behind some colour ....
Working out the tree. I now notice I forgot to extend some branches behind the figures ...
This is where I am now. Needs some more tweaking and then it should be finished....
And while I was on holidays, I received a pleasant surprise: turns out I'd won the giveaway from Jessie Lilac ☺ !! She sent my present from England, and only one week later I had it in the mail already!
Look at this:
Isn't that gorgeous!? And generous!? Her giveaway was for the original watercolour painting at the top, and the orangey print at the bottom right. And the other print bottom left was a surprise gift!! Woohoo, can't wait to get some nice frames and put them on display. Thanks so much Jess, you're wonderful! Check out her blog if you want to see more of this eye-candy.
And to finish this post: inspired by the Sketchbook-challenge over at the Studio, I decided I really needed to get into the habit of drawing every day. So I started playing in my art journal, trying out some things with composition. Just playing really. Had fun with it and will also start linking to Art Journal Every Day at Julie Balzer's blog.
I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday. Haven't participated last week and due to my limited access to internet haven't been visiting the other participants. Will make up for it this week ;-)
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Hope your Friday is wonderful, and that your weekend will be filled with sunshine and laughter. ♥ ♥ ♥