Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Quick Watercolor While Busy

Lone Shell (c)2011 Dora Sislian Themelis
7x11 Watercolor Canson paper
Busy will be my buzz word for this coming week. I am babysitting my little mushy while Son#1 and Gorgeous are away on vacation. Yay for us, we get to see our grand baby morning, noon and night. I'm not sure if any painting will be happening while we entertain our charge.

I have plenty to do to prepare like fill the refrigerator with food and do laundry. I want to be as free as possible. Somehow in my busy frenzy yesterday afternoon I had the thought to do a quick watercolor painting of a piece of shell I threw in my bag from the beach last weekend. Twenty minutes and done.

You know how it is when you get an itch you just gotta scratch! If my paints were not readily available maybe this would not have worked out, but they were and I did it.  Lucky me!


  1. Wow, Dora,
    Great work and you keep on 100 paintings. Your guts encourage me so much. You give me energy!! Thanks. Go, Dona, go!
    Cheers, Sadami

  2. Dora- I'm glad you squeezed in a few minutes to paint this shell. It looks great and I especially like the darkness of the shadow! Enjoy your baby time and maybe even a little painting during naps!

  3. Love your 20 min paintings. They're always so fresh and lively!
    Enjoy the babysitting :) xx

  4. Sadami I'm trying real hard to keep painting to reach the 100 number!

  5. Sheryl, baby time is so much fun you have no idea! I'll paint next week I guess!

  6. Thanks Pat! This baby is so much fun she can do anything and I'm amused! Loving it!

  7. Wow! I wish my quick paintings looked like this! I love it! Beautiful, and it makes me want to take a walk on the beach!

  8. Thanks for dropping in Vicki! I just saw your comment today! I would like to take a walk on the beach right now, too. It's nice out there in winter.