Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tig's White Canvas: Paint With Me


The Inspiration Photo

Well, hello there, sweetness.
You're looking stunning, as always. 

And, yes, I did see you give your hair a
flirty little flick after reading that.
:-)

Today, in a slight break from my strictly-planned blog rota
(can you hear the irony alarm bell clanging?),
please may I tell you about Cath and her blog

If you have any interest at all in painting and drawing, even if you're an absolute beginner, then this really and truly is the blog for you. Cath is not only AWESOME at painting but is also amaaaaazing at teaching too.

I am rather embarrassed to be showing you my own painting but I told Cath I would so here it is...

*squirm*

My Finished Version

In a completely relaxed way, and over a whole series of posts, she takes you through the entire process of how to paint a particular picture, allowing you complete freedom to add what you like and leave out what you don't.

There's no hurry: you can take your time.

Cath taught us how to add acrylic on top of the watercolours...

Mr Modern Country and I sit down most Sunday evenings and have a bit of a painting sesh, reading through Cath's posts and then having a go ourselves. I LOVE our special Sunday evenings together.

See, this blog is even good for relationships!!

It's like having your very own one-to-one session. Oh, wait. It *is* having your very own one-to-one session.

....and then how to use coloured pencils on top of the acrylic.

Tig's White Canvas: Paint With Me currently only has 16 followers and I can't for the life of me understand why.
It's seriously one of the best blogs I know.

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.


This is Cath's awesome finished picture: yeah, hers gets a frame...


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45 comments :

Catherine said...

Hey gorgeous!! May I say you did a super job with your painting!! Am very proud!

And thank you, I am in a HUGE blush.

Mwah xxx





Thanks honey!!

Bee happy said...

I thought you did a great job, the picture looks fab!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You too honeybun, love the outfit!

Wow, I'm impressed with this painting lark and love it that you and Mr MCS do it together - that's brilliant. I've been on the odd art course with my daughter. After the last one, Mr J and P bought me some lovely pencils and pastels and a proper sketch pad and for a (v. short) while, I would announce to no-one in particular "I'm just off to do some sketching" and off I'd go! The sketching was a very short-lived thing but I've been so inspired by your beautiful effort that I may try it again!

I'm off to look at that blog. Byeeeeeexxxxxxxxx

Misty ~ Not an Empty Room ~ said...

how lovely, your painting and her blog! Thank you for introducing us to her blog. Your Iris is fantastic, and How cute that your husband joins you! Wonder if I can get mine to do that....hmmm...

xx
misty

Brandi said...

Seriously Sarah, you did a beautiful job! That's wonderful that you and your husband are doing the sessions together!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That is beautiful! Off to check out this blog! Janell

MariCrea said...

If you and your husband never painted before
you were very good and even your blogger teacher!
Congrats
Mari

A Rosy Note said...

You did a great job Sarah! :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Sarah, from someone who can't draw a straight line, I'm very impressed! No seriously, I can draw a cat...you know the small circle sitting on the big circle....and the fish out of water from the Dr. Zeus book!! Robx

Susan T said...

Husband and I cannot manage anything half so creative YET - we are sticking to white paint on walls. Baby steps!

Pamela Gordon said...

I think you did a lovely job on your painting. It's wonderful that you and your hubby share something so creative and fun together. Thanks for sharing :-)

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

ooooh i love to paint, but i couldn't paint your flowers. i'm drawn to graphic stuff and abstracts. ever use watercolor pencils? sooooo fun and easy to use!

there's a shot of a kitchen in my post today that reads very modern country to me...

love to you, Sarah.

michele

Chris said...

Way to be brave! I think your flower deserves a frame, too.

Erin S. said...

Your painting looks great! And what a great thing to do together as a couple. I'm going to check out her blog--I think it would be a fun thing to do with my kids over summer vacation or the many rainy Western Washington afternoons...

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your painting is beautiful, Sarah! Yours deserves a frame toooooo :) What a great way to spend a Sunday evening with the hubby. It sounds cozy and fun! I have never heard of using acrylic on top of watercolors. Cath's work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing her talent!
Happy painting, Sarah Sarah!
Michelle
xoxoxo

Olive Cooper said...

Sarah, the last time I took a painting class I wanted to stab myself in the eye but You did a lovely painting of the iris! hugs♥O

Anne said...

I love your iris! I've already discovered Tig and am following her blog, she so talented!

alison said...

beautiful picture...i'll have to head on over to check her out...sorry to sound so stalkerish...

blessings,

alison

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Your painting is lovely.I am so excited that you posted this-I am headed over right now to check out her blog. I love drawing, but my art professor became very frustrated with me because all I ever came to class with were portraits. I really need to broaden my horizons and learn to draw and paint things other than faces. Thank you so much!

Ann-Marie

It's me said...

Have a nice evening darling...warm hugs from me Ria....xxx...

Holly said...

You've discovered a new talent! You should definitely frame your painting :)

Erin said...

Miss Sarah, whatever are you talking about???? I love the way yours turned out! These were my wedding flowers, so I am partial...but you did a terrific job and I love the colors, the scale is awesome and the depth is great too. Great job!

Meera @ firstsense said...

Ooh your painting is beautiful! The colours are stunning! How sweet that you and Mr MCS have your painting time together :)

Cath is lovely to teach painting online like this.

Meera xx

On Crooked Creek said...

Sarah,
A M A Z I N G!
Who knew you were so talented!
Fondly,
Pat

Cindy said...

Hi Sarah,
YOur painting is really gorgeous! I think it deserves a frame, too. I have never been to this blog but maybe I need to take a look.
Have a really wonderful day!
Hugs, Cindy

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

Following! I need a good kick in the butt to do some more painting.:)

American in Bath said...

Well I'm heading over. Now, if you don't hear from me in the next few days will you please ask her to send me home? There are papers to grade and bags to pack.

Potterix said...

I really like your painting - well done! Can we see 'is?!

I wish someone would call me a daffydowndilly. That'd make my day.

xxx

Georgie said...

I'm impressed... your painting is fabulous! It absolutely deserves a frame! Georgie x

michelle said...

You beautiful silly girl, your painting is gorgeous!!! Don't ever be afraid to show your work, you did an amazing job! I love her blog and follow but unfortunately I don't have time right now to paint but I am hoping with all my might and crossing fingers and toes that I will be able to do this soon! I miss watercolors, they are my favorite. :)

Miranda said...

Sarah, your painting turned out gorgeous! I love that you and your husband spend time together doing this! I have NO talent when it comes to art. In fact my almost 3 year old looks on in horror if his Daddy suggests to have Mommy draw his train picture for him...yes, I'm that bad, and all my kids know it, haha.

I LOVE yours, and I think it deserves a frame for sure ♥

Jadyn said...

Wow, your painting looks awesome! I hopped over to her blog RIGHT AWAY, because I want to learn to paint like that too! :) Thanks for sharing.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Well look at you...an artist too. You're amazing!

Lisa said...

Awesome job Sarah, I just found her site this week and am hoping to have a go some time. You did great!

x

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

You did a great job. Thanks for sharing Tig's lovely site too.

Becca said...

Absolutly gorgeous, Sarah! Thanks for sharing your masterpiece! *Becca*

CAS said...

Thanks for sharing this info about Tig's. I have so many things I'm interested in doing, including the art of painting, but have never pursued that. I'm heading over right now to see what this blog has to offer.
CAS

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I think you did a beautiful job, Sarah. You should be very proud of yourself. I love that you paint with your husband... that's so cute:)

Pamma said...

Hi Sarah---Just wanted to let you know I did a post today on my blog referring to you and your friend of Tig's White Canvas: Come Paint With Me. Really love it and just what I needed to read and see. When you get a chance to look at my post you will see why.

So appreciate your kindness!
Regards,
~Pam

Happy Homemaker UK said...

That is the most beautiful poppy I've ever seen - wink wink

I can't wait to check her out - I'd love to start drawing again.

I love that the two of you paint together on the weekend. You sound like the perfect couple.

Pamma said...

Sarah--just updating my info since i am no longer on blogger in reference to comment of above.
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Tammy said...

I think you did a fabulous job on your painting! My husband just told me the other day that he thought I should take up tole painting lol Like I have time to try another thing :) Anyway, I will definitely go check out her blog ;)

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Oh I love that you paint together! How romantic :)

Your painting is fabulous and definitely deserves a frame :) Your talent knows no bounds my sweet x

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

So impressed that you are learning to paint together, and your iris looks so beautiful.

yoxorote said...

Great read! I wish you could follow up to this topic

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