Welcome to Day Three of the “Watercolors Rule in July” project.  Kerfe is a friend here on WordPress who has inspired the heck outta me with her inspirational artwork, particularly her grid project. Recently, we were chatting and I was thinking it would be neat to take her grid concept to my July watercolor project. So I decided to visualize a scene, and let that scene inspire my painting.   This is the result!


I wonder if anyone will guess what scene I visualized.   πŸ™‚  I had so much fun splattering paint (and clear water) at the end.   I only wish the whole thing was still wet when I threw the water at it.   This was fun.   Do check out Kerfe and Nina’s site though.   The grid project runs for 100 days, and she’s gone north of 80!   It’ll be really interesting to see what she comes up with next.   Lots of beautiful and inspirational work to be seen over there.

This wild, wacky painting was brought to you by the following amazingly vibrant and juicy M. Graham watercolor paints:  Permanent Green light, Hooker’s Green (just a bit of each), Viridian, Cobalt Teal, Phthalo Blue, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cotman Cerulean and WN Cobalt Turquoise.     I love blues and greens and I had a blast with this.  It’d be fun to do a whole page of these and cut them up into bookmarks!    

Speaking of which, I am reading a fiction book at the moment that is wowing me.  Barbara Vine.   I know she’s been around forever (and didn’t she recently pass)?   I’ve never read her though.   Crazy, huh?  “Grasshopper” is the name of the book.  It is suspenseful.   I’m listening too to the audio with Jenny Sterlin as the narrator.  She’s fabulous.   Feel free to push book titles at me; I can always add to my never-ending TBR!

But I digress.   Happy Friday to one and all and Happy Independence Day tomorrow to my friends in the States!

26 thoughts on “Kerfe-inspired

  1. Very “cool”, frame it! I like how you start with more perfect squares and end with some chaos! A little chaos is a good thing in our creative pursuits. 🎨

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  2. Well, does it have anything to do with the ocean? Hehehe! LOVE your colors and your grids! I will have to give this a try! 😊 Fun to hear what you are reading too! 🌟🌟🌟 Happy 4th! πŸŽ‰

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  3. To me this looks like beach and water! Fresh and ocean blue. 🌊 😊 ItΒ΄s very decorative, you should really frame it! Love the wonderful whites and the splattering in it!!! πŸ˜‰

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  4. I’m so flattered by your reference to me…thanks!
    and this is beautiful. You own the painted grid! I’ll stick to collage and stitching.
    I’m looking forward to what comes next.

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    1. Thank you so much! I was hoping to inspire you back! hehe. I don’t think squares are my thing in WC. BUT it did make me think about a quilt, though. I think I need to get going on those art quilts. But this was fun, though, and I love how we can all inspire each other here. Your collage grids are really wonderful. They sparkle. This made me realize how hard they must be to do!


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