Pink Tulips to Celebrate

pink tulips impressionistic watercolor 9x12 matted to 11 x 14

Pink Tulips Impressionistic Original Watercolor 9×12 matted to 11×14

Painting tulips and unwinding last evening…

splashing loosely and freely
allowing the paint to create
to celebrate…

April 13, 2016,
Wednesday – Hump Day,

4 days down, 6 to go on my Spring head cold,
Happy 43 years to Dad and Mom II,
Happy Birthday to Charlie O,
Happy National Grilled Cheese Day (a day late),
Happy Peach Cobbler Day.

Happy 24 days until Punta Cana R&R Vacation,
Happy “It’s a Perfect Day for a Perfect Day” Day,
Happy Anniversary Month Marty and Jodi.

Happy day to cherish the moments,
share a smile,
spread joy,
experience happiness,
give love,
encourage peace
hug someone.

What are you celebrating today?

Cheers & Hugs,


57 thoughts on “Pink Tulips to Celebrate

    • Thanks Debi – I realize this morning in looking at it that I over-worked it a tad – well maybe more than a tad – LOL! Just gives me another opportunity to try again. πŸ™‚ Spring has finally arrives – sun is shining bright this morning and the birds are singing while I sniffle πŸ™‚

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      • I’m so glad you didn’t lie and you were honest and kind in agreeing with me that it is overworked. I appreciate that, because it helps me know I am thinking correctly. Looseness shouldn’t mean overworking and sloppy. I still must think of deliberate strokes and need to remember to leave white space. Am I right?

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      • ah ha! I won’t say something, that I do not feel or See.
        yes, I do agree that there was a part a bit overdone.
        *sloppy splashy, I loved though!! Sometimes, Jodi, I see in students (just so you know where I’m coming from) a bit of darkening, or over worked Tones – that is Simple Due to working at night!! when people paint in natural light, those issues do resolve faster. it happens to me, too, when I am Tired. just plain beat. shrug it off.
        you are 100% right with the WHITE Space!!! this will save many paintings πŸ™‚ and…. we, (I) go thru phases. where it all looks like You Know what! but, then… as we press on, Voila. magic returns πŸ™‚ so Press On!!!!! hugs Debi

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      • I so appreciate you coming from your “teacher” place to offer advice. You are so generous and kind with it, and it is so valuable! I most always paint at night, so I hear what you are saying. That is very important good advice. Thank you Debi!

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      • there are natural Daylight lamps, artists who paint at night use. …. I forgot to mention!
        With the info I share, I think of how i felt when I first Started, and what I wished Someone! would have told me!!!

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  1. Oh these tulips are delightful!! Your upcoming vacation sounds wonderful! I am celebrating that today is 1 day closer to Sunday when my hubby is taking me on a surprise date πŸ™‚ <3. And I will celebrate with you when your cold is gone!

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    • Thanks C! In looking at them today, I believe I over-worked them a bit – oh well – live and learn and try again. πŸ™‚ Yay for Sunday surprise dates and thanks for celebrating with me too! ❀


  2. Beautiful as usual Jodi. Today I am celebrating the wonderful WP friends I have – like you! My ‘red boat’ is currently displayed on my desk next to my computer. I look at it often because I really do love it. Thanks again for sending it to me, Terry. πŸ™‚

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  3. WOWZA! I love your bunch of tulips!! 🌷🌷🌷 I like how you play with color and allow them to blend together. This is sooo pretty! And YOU are so talented, my friend!!! πŸ’•πŸŽ¨πŸ˜ƒπŸŒˆπŸŽ‰

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  4. I’m looking forward to more tulips! Love the dark blue definition. I think cool and warm colors together can be a really good thing (but I wouldn’t have said that last April). I think this painting shows a lot of promise, Jodi. It shows your love for the flowers, we feel that, it comes across. And your love for color. These are really good things. I love that you’re finding your style. And I think your comfort level with the medium is really growing. I look forward to your paintings always!! πŸ˜˜πŸ™‡πŸ‘πŸŽ¨πŸŒ·πŸ’

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    • I always appreciate your thoughtful comments that show you really look at it and express what it feels! I know you have been so busy lately, so that means so much to me! Tax season is almost over! YAY!

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      • Amen and pass the sauce, Jodi! I’m working early and late but I think God is blessing me with supernatural strength and focus! Truly. I know it isn’t me. Anyway yes I’m happy to give you any feedback I can and if you can use it and get better, even better! That’s the ultimate wonderment!

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  5. And I’d like to add this, since you mentioned it: I personally would prefer constructive criticism to a compliment any day. Or even someone’s response to my work or what they saw in an abstract piece. I find those comments much more useful than a general compliment. I don’t think everyone shares my feelings in that vein though. And if I painted something that I truly 100% loved (which is extremely rare), maybe I wouldn’t like a constructive comment so much on that piece? I don’t know. For the most part, I’m trying to learn to disassociate myself personally from my artwork. Every time I sit down it’s “here goes nothing”, and if it works out, it’s a bonus. That’s how I try to approach it. Watercolor is like a cat anyway. It does its own thing and we have less control than we sometimes think. And that’s on a good day. lol.

    My two cents, for what they may be worth. Truly, I look forward to your work always!!!

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    • You are so wise and insightful and have taught me sooooo much! I can’t tell you how much I value your comments. As I have said many times, if it wasn’t for you, I’m not sure I would even still be painting. You have encouraged and inspired and offered such valuable insight. Constructive yet thoughtful and considerate. xxoo

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      • Ok I could copy and paste that comment 100% back to you!! I would love your constructive feedback on my work and if you would like the same, I would love to do that in return as well. πŸ˜˜πŸ™‡Gotta get back to work but wanted to pop in and I’m so glad anything I said was helpful πŸ™€πŸŽ¨πŸ˜

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  6. I absolutely love what you do with watercolors! (I did go ahead and order that bunny, and I have the perfect spot for it all picked out). But beyond that, what a nice attitude to have: waking up each morning and thinking, “what will I celebrate today?” I’m going to have to try that. And I hope you feel better soon, too.

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  7. Tulips!! They are among my top-favorite flowers πŸ™‚ And your water colours are truly splendid. Belated happy birthday to your dad πŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling better now and the cold is not troubling you too much πŸ™‚ It is quite a wonderful feeling when someone asks you “what are you celebrating today”. Such an upbeat and positive feeling. Well celebrating that we are one day closer to weekend and its finally sunny here after all the crazy chilly times even in spring πŸ™‚

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