Sunday, July 17, 2011

its amazing what you can do in ten minutes...RED...







Well...I had such high hopes for my red pieces this week in the summer of colour challenge...I had planned a skirt to wear over black tights and a modern piece of art...feeling a bit under the weather with flu left me uninspired and no motivation to do anything...

So, knowing that I was taking the kids to see Harry Potter at the movies today I thought I have no other chance to do my red piece so I whiopped out this $7 white frame, sized the paper inside, tore a very thin and not great piece from one of the kids cheap journals and began to draw....

Out came a very small vase filled wioth flowers, I spent about one minute drawing that, then began to spray a few colours around using my water colour wax crayons....I remembered I had a cheap set of oil paints in my cupboard so a few splashes of that around and there you have it...i think I'll call it love, because red roses symbolise love, and of course my beloved turquoise...lol...

its only small...I am guessing 5 by 5 inches, but I actually am happy with it, I have never used oils before nor have I ever painted anything like this...as I said, for ten minutes work, I actuallu am happy with it and will put it on my wall of art when I get to paintng the room!!!

Thanks agin to Kristin for the wonderful inspiration and to all who visit me, I certainly don't say this lightly but I greatly appreciate every visit and it certainly lifts the spirit.

Now I can't wait to visit every one's red pieces.
Until next time
lots of it
andy
xxx

49 comments:

linda said...

What a fabulous little painting. It has so much emergy in it. You are right in wanting to add it to your gallery.

Diane said...

This is inspiring!! It just shows what you can do without trying to overthink--beautiful!!
P.S. Hope you're feeling better...

Denise said...

thank you for your more than kind words about my Zentangle hobbit hole.How wonderful your red flowers came out-you really do have8 children? No wonder you don't have much time to paint.

JessiVille said...

Mandy, Your little painting is wonderful! I can't believe you did this in ten minutes! Such a happy pot of floral goodness...
Jessi xox

Noemi said...

Wow, if you are able to do that in 10 min, let´s just wait till you have loads of time!!
I think that a lot of that passion that you have inside just popped.
It really looks great and I hope you get well as soon as possible.

Big hugs and lemon tea!!

Netty said...

Wow this is such a terrific little painting and cannot believe you did this in 10 mins......how brilliant. Loving your Summer of Red. Annette x

Marelize said...

Wow! It looks wonderful Mandy!! You are so talented! I can't draw or paint to safe my life, let alone creating something so beautiful in 10 minutes! Hope you have a good week and feel better soon. xox

Trudy Callan said...

This is piece is totally gorgeous.

missy k said...

Some time we need a time challenge to get us going! Well, I do for sure!

I love your beautiful flowers.... they look gorgeous in the frame.

Karen

Elisabeth R said...

10 minutes?? Wow...! I love it! :-)

NatashaMay said...

Wow! I wish I could splash around my paint like this. All I get is a mess. :) Gorgeous piece!

Sharon said...

Gosh wish I could make a beautiful piece of red artwork in 10mins!! Great!!

okienurse said...

WOW! ten minutes work and you have an awesome picture. I am in awe and wonder if the less time makes you do and not think and over produce and just do. I may need to try a time limit and see what I come up with!

sugar Creek said...

That's some beautiful art for only 10 min!! I love the pop of color in the vase!

Lesley said...

I hope you are feeling better! Wasn't Harry Potter FANTASTIC! Love this little painting. I haven't used oils before either.
x

joanna said...

You did this in ten minutes?! wow you did a great job Mandy! it takes me a whole day!
xoxoxo

Joanna said...

Wish I could splosh artwork out like this! Super little painting.

craftattack said...

Great painting Mandy, and in ten minutes - unbelievable! I'm going to see Harry Potter tomorrow! Hugs, Valerie

Ella said...

Amazing what we can do in a hurry!
I love it~ So glad you went and spent time with your darlings! I hope you feel better

The Altered Paper said...

Fantastic Red! And the fact is was done in so short of a time is amazing! Hugs,Tee

WrightStuff said...

I always find my best art comes out when I'm not really trying too! This is fab. The frame really lifts it to something truly special. Love it.

Sandi said...

don't you love it when art is just there...at the ends of your fingers. Like this a lot!

Kristin said...

Stop it with your 10 minutes!! LOL - it is amazing! Really, really beautiful. And it does look like an oil painting - how cool that you incorporated them - something that I have yet to do too . . . great inspiration here . . . You are too fab, xo

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, an amazing painting and just 10 minutes!.. You have a natural talent!

Kindred Spirit said...

Seriously, 10 minutes?! What a beautiful creation! I love the little blue vase holding the flowers :) So so pretty!

I hope you're feeling better soon!xo Joanna

scrapwordsmom said...

Wow! For just "whipping" this together you did wonderful. A darling piece:)

Sharon said...

Quick but well done!!!!

Jo Murray said...

An exquisite miniature... looks great in the white frame. Amazing what happens when you don't think too hard.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I always like coming to see what you have created each week. It is great...and for 10 mins... I usually sit and stare at my canvas for 10 minutes, lol. Love it! And, everything looks good in turquoise! :)

melodydamom said...

hiya hun

wow i love your painting, those flowers look amazing and i how you did the pot ;)

how have you been? i hope you are having a great week

tc from mel;)

Nicola said...

Hi Mandy what a great piece I love those colours together they work so well!! I've been dabbling in oils too, and really enjoy using them as I find the colours so bright and vibrant!! Lovely work! In answer to your question yes I shrink my image down and just print it onto photo paper. Bright bold images work really well as small pendant pieces :0)

Vicki said...

I love it. I can't believe you whipped this up in ten minutes. I agree with everyone that sometimes you just have to freestyle and not over think. Beautiful things can happen like this wonderful piece.

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

It's great!!!Love the heavy shine on the planter, the whole thing is very pretty! :)
~Scarlett

Chris / CS Designs said...

Mandy, I must say this is very impressive for 10 minutes. Besides digital I also do oils and have to tell you, I think you should definitely keep this up. Your piece is absolutely great.
:) Chris / CS Designs
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Terrie said...

10 minutes huh? Well that's pretty darn great for any investment of time - charming, cheerful, colorful, and beautiful in the frame. Everything looks great when framed!

Trece said...

This is so lovely, bright and compact. Love it!

Trudy Callan said...

Referring to your comment on my blog post of my vintage pattern collection, yes, Mandy, I guess you could say that I'm a bit addicted to collecting vintage sewing patterns.

Melinda said...

WOW 10 minutes, this is amazing. You are so talented.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Isn't it amazing the magic of that large matte? It does something.. makes you look differently at the piece.. gives it power....

Thanks so muc for your sweet words.. You touched by heart.

Take care ♥

Janelle said...

You are a talented lady. I love the flowers in the vase. I also love the background. Very cool.

aquariann said...

Pretty! That's amazing it only took ten minutes from start to finish.

Jenny said...

Wow Mandy... this is awesome... LOVE your beautiful painting... and in only ten minutes... how fabulous...
Hope you are feeling better...

Jenny x

Denise said...

It's on the tip of my tounge-now wait, my old mind is blank,just a sec., I almost have it.Senior momment-shoot it's gone.He's an angel,He falls in love with Lorretta Young who is married to a minister.Whats wrong with me?Shoot- don't have it.

shedreamsofthesea said...

Ten minutes, wow, I really like this one!

Denise said...

Yes!Thank you.Fantastic movie.

Joyce said...

WOW! This took only 10 minutes! Amazing.

Nan said...

This is so pretty. Such a good lesson about how better to use the time we have. Inspiring!!! :) Nan

creatingme said...

Hello dear. Thank you for checking up on me. just soooo busy. I finally posted my brown and red. I love this little piece, but I must say I am LOVING your beatnik the most. Wow, really wonderful!

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous quicky painting. I adore it!