Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life

Paintings

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I was watching some YouTube videos a few weeks ago and found this painting tutorial. It was cute, romantic and looked like so much fun, I had to try it. Took me awhile to find the time, but I finally did. I was a little worried about sketching in the couple silhouette because as I’ve said before, I can’t draw. I also had no ink in my printer, so I couldn’t do her suggestion of printing, cutting it out and then tracing around the outline. So it was sketch it or not do it. I think my sketch turned out okay. I used a 16×20 canvas because I didn’t have a huge piece of hardboard like she used. And I used a brush to paint in my rain because I just happen to like the look of the shorter strokes as opposed to the long lines of rain from the drip technique. This was such fun and so relaxing. I loved doing it. Here’s the link to her video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDtY1WZybY  I’ve also added a couple of other recent paintings.

Rainy Day Romance

Rainy Day Romance

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

20 thoughts on “Paintings

  1. Wow, Elizabeth, your work is beautiful! Recently a story has been percolating in my mind about a lighthouse keeper, I think I’ll use your painting as inspiration! You are a true talent! I love when you share your work. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Jill. You’ve given so much inspiration, it’s a nice feeling to think I may have given a little back to you. Sorry the photo was so blurred. My phone takes atrocious pictures at times. Would love to read that story. Maybe some day you’ll put together a collection of short stories for publication. I would be your first customer.

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  2. Wow! These are great! I love your Rain Day Romance, looks like it was fun to paint, too.

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    • Thanks, Janell. It was truly fun! And so stress reducing. I don’t have your talent, but there’s nothing I love more than slapping paint on canvas, wood, or I even use cardboard if nothing else is readily available. 🙂

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      • Thank you, and you definitely have talent, just different than mine, which makes the world so interesting! Actually, making jewelry seems to be my go to for stress release. I love painting every surface, too. Even the frames for my art. 🙂

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  3. Wow!! The paintings are really nice!! I always wanted to learn painting, but somehow…never could….must be such a nice feeling to be able to create something out of thin air..like a magician! 🙂

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    • 🙂 Thank you, thank you so much for such a nice comment. Perhaps someday you might carve out a block of time in your busy schedule to take a painting class. Just for fun. Someone as artistic as you would surely love it. I’ve always wanted to take art classes, but life keeps getting in the way. I still have hopes of doing it though. 🙂

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      • I sure hope so…as a kid, when my parents wanted me to learn painting, I was not interested…now, when I have a time constraint…i am all interested to learn it!! 😀

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  4. If you’re a rookie at drawing then your work is fantastic. If you’re a rookie at painting then your work is simply amazing.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • David, your lovely comment made my day. 🙂 I’m not so much a rookie because I’ve painted in oils for years. I am new at acrylic and watercolor. Very different mediums to work with. I’ve never had any classes, so I’m what I call a dabbler and others would call a hack. LOL. I don’t understand why I love something so much that I have no talent for. But it gives me such pleasure, I’ll just keep on dabbling. Here’s a giant (((HUG))) for your sweet compliment. Have a beautiful day. 🙂

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  5. Hi Elizabeth 😀
    Yikes !! Is there no end to your talents ? I wonder what else you will surprise me with 😉 A big acrylic hug. Ralph xoxox 😀

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  6. Fantastic art work, I particularly love Winter Morning, it has a sense of peace and solitude and a closeness to nature. Love them all.

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  7. Reblogged this on closetoeighty and commented:
    This morning i found a comment about one of my posts from Elizabeth Melton Parsons. Surely, I visited her blog. She has a lot to offer. I decided to introduce to my followers and guests her post “Paintings”. Hope you’ll like it. Thank you, Elizabeth!

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