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Saturday, February 04, 2012

WEEK 5 - Vive la france

Marcello has made a quick trip to France to get assistance on his concerto.  His letter to Nataliya indicates he may be starting to suspect her reason for her hesitation in accepting his offer to perform in the premiere of his concerto.  Classical musicians during this time would be aware that the Romani musicians are not usually trained to read music,  Why has he not seen this before? 




On my Postcard front I finally got brave and drew my own picture (using a reference photo of course) and coloured using my Derwent watercolor pencils.  I added a layer of gray Prisma pencil on top of the background to make the antique fence look a "little" better.  

I am pretty happy with my first attempt ever at watercolor work.  Well haven't even drawn anything in 35 years since I had 1 year of art lessons where we drew with charcoal and chalk pastel.  So I have made a huge leap and am happy with the result.  I will continue to practice!

Thanks for visiting.

Jean

18 comments:

  1. Great postcard Jean! Good for you picking up drawing and watercolour again after so long! Love the story too!

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  2. well done for picking up your pencils..I keep having go, but not made to the postcard yet.!! lovely drawing interersting storyline...

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  3. Ah, the man is starting to realize his interest in her is more than music? The plot thickens! The watercolor is terrific! Forget graphic programs! Gee, I might try watercolor soon, thanks to you.

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  4. clap, & ^5 for using your pencils and sharing your lovely postcard with us.

    Why does a lack of formal education always mean someone is not good enough, argh!
    But I am crossing my fingers that it will work out.

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  5. Great postcard Jean, love how you took the plunge and did a fantastic job with the water colouring.

    Loving your story so far.... will there be love in the air!!!

    Sam xxx

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  6. Your drawing looks great! Be proud! ♥
    How is Natalija getting out of this question? I know, just have to wait a week or so... :)

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  7. This is WONDERFUL!!! Great job Jean!! I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE it! YOU GO GIRL! *huggles* =0)

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  8. Fabulous artwork, keep it up.I bet Natalie is relieved he now undersands her problem. Caz

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  9. Bravo for bravery and picking up the pencils! More please :)

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  10. Oh I hope he doesn't dump her just because she has no formal training:S
    The background effect on your card is gorgeous, as is the watercolour itself :D XXX

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  11. well done Jean for picking up those pencils, you did great job with them.

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  12. You have made a lovely job of your still life. Your postcard is superb. I think there are quite a few of us who are not used to drawing and painting. This is a challenge in more ways than one! Well done.

    Janet xx

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  13. Great job with the water colour, well done. Smashing postcard.
    Jen x

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  14. Wonderful job. Wine and France...totally works for me!! :)

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  15. I'm so glad to hear you got brave and decided to draw this. It's quite beautiful! Fantastic job.

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  16. congrats! with beginning something new. great image and wonderful background. Had some of the grape last night. hahaha

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  17. Well done you ! love your water coloured card xxx

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  18. FABulous carte postale Jean...tres jolie! Aloha,

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