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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New & Old

Today I have something new and something old to show you. First, I'm nearly done with the Black Panther/

Black Panther 16x20 acrylic on canvas, work in progress
This one is from way back, 1999, a water color of my chili harvest.
Chili Harvest  image area 13x9 inches, watercolor on paper
Chili Harvest is not for sale, it's one of the few things I've kept for myself over the years. However, prints will be available in my Zazzle store in a day or two. One of the things I like about this one, besides the fact I grew the peppers myself is that colander belonged to my granny. While chipped and worn I still use it often in my kitchen.

36 comments:

  1. Wow, great job on the Panther and major wow on your watercolor! I love the stunning colors. They look so yummy! I so want to take a watercolor class! Happy PPF!

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  2. Thank you Yoli! Still a bit more to do on the panther, happy PPF!

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  3. Happy PPF. Your Panther is awesome, he is so alert and loving your chilli painting, totally gorgeous works. Annette x

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  4. HI Mary! Super wow! I am mesmerized by your beautiful black panther...gorgeous..and I love your chili harvest...outstanding and beautiful!
    Such talent...i am admiring all of your posts..Fabulous!
    Victoria

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  5. Great great eyes on your panther...he looks amazing. Nice job.
    I love the chili water color, too beautiful. Good luck with your prints on Zazzle.
    happy ppf.

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  6. wow,, such talent,, I just found you from the paint party,,I'm so glad I did,, I'm you newest follower,, I look forward to seeing whats next!

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  7. Wonderful work. I hope I get that good one day. :)

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  8. Your panther is fabulous! As are the peppers. I can hardly believe they are watercolours, the colour is so intense. Wow!

    Both are gorgeous!

    (The paints came from an art supply store - nothing fancy and there are smaller sets available. The waterbrushes are from another - they are so great, they make painting while travelling much easier. Thanks Mary! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in Italy!)

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  9. Happy PPF! You are very talented!

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  10. I understand why you have kept those chillies! They radiate so much warmth. Valerie

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  11. Hi
    I have to agree with the previous comment that the chillies radiate such warmth. The way you have created that "sheen" which the skins of chillies have, amazing.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. the panther is just fantastic! Love your art! :-)

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  13. I love the glow of the panther's coat! And those peppers - wow!

    xo
    Kristin

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  14. gosh your chilis look so real.

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  15. Ooooh la la. I love your panther and your chili's are to die for!! I grow those too but mine don't look as good as yours. Great job. I want a chili please.;)

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  16. Wow! went to work for a bit and came back it's Party Time! Love it! Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I always love this part ;-). Eva, thanks for the info; I'm trying to decide what to take with me for a travel kit this year. the chilies were just layers and layers and layers of color. Besides prints I've designed cookbooks and aprons at Zazzle with the chili print on it.

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  17. Incredible. Love the panther, she could pounce at any minute. Happy PPF.

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  18. Both works are amazing! The details kept me looking and looking and looking ... well done!

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  19. A beautiful job on the peppers - such detail and bright color in watercolors is a challenge and you met it very successfully! The panther is also lookin' good :)

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  20. Totally love the peppers!!! I see you do zazzle but no etsy? Can I ask... if you had a reason for that choice?
    -Andrea

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  21. Hooow! Magnificent! your panther, black shiny ... great!. chles and very real. Congratulations. Saludos

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  22. Gerri, Terrie, Andrea, La Abela, thank you all for your kind comments. @ Andrea, I just never thought about Etsy and now that I have my own website wonder it it's worth it for the time....But have also thought about looking into it when i have a minute.

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  23. These are both amazing! The panther looks as if he will spring up any moment. And the chili peppers are so shiny and fresh looking...it seems like that is so hard to do with watercolors! It's just beautiful!

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  24. Your panther looks so serene and yet so vibrant.
    Great to have found somebody else who uses all the paint. :D

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  25. The panther is turning out great, and I love the watercolor of the chilis.

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  26. Your panther is looking great, but I LOVE your chilies! Just beautiful!

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  27. the panther is looking fabulous and as for those peppers-wow it looks like i could reach out and pick one up! what an amazingly life-like painting-really beautiful.

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  28. Magpie,Paula, Carla, Anne, Pointy, thank you all for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments. I am pretty proud of those chilies, painted them from life and they took a few days to get done. But I love to paint, whatever jumps in my head!

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  29. Great start on the Black Panther. I hope you will share the finished piece. And WOW to the use of watercolors to create such vivid detail and color! HAPPY PPF!

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  30. The panther is looking great. The chillies - waht can I say they are so clear and real and bright. YUM - and i don't like chilli!

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  31. The panther looks great but the chili harvest is a real WOW! I love that one and it's so cool that it has your Granny's colander in it.

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  32. oh gosh, these are both wonderful!

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  33. I love panthers and I love chilis! Gorgeous art!

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  34. These are great paintings. Love them!!

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  35. Sheri, Rosie, Melisa, Tammie, Julie, Heather, thank you all for your lovely comments. I have been working on some other ventures this weekend, but will get back to the panther in a day or two; maybe I'll save him for the next PPF!

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