Elephant Watercolor.

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Miriam’s Art is pleased to exhibit her Elephant watercolor painting.  It is World Watercolor Month!  She painted this elephant at a time of moderate stress.  It soothed her anxious mind.

The glint on the dark grey elephant’s eye immediately draws the viewers attention.  The eye contrasts well with the different hues of grey of the elephants face, ear and partial trunk.  The dark ridges of the elephants skin contrast well with the surrounding grays.  The stark white of the elephant’s tusk contrasts well with the surrounding grays.  The gray elephants ear in the the background and the white tusk is in the foreground.  The overall grey of the elephant is very attractive.

I painted at a time when I was facing my fear of going for a walk.  I saw a suspicious man who made me fear.  The thought that they aren’t after me soothed that fear.  Painting helped my subconscious deal with that fear.  It also prepared me for painting my best friend’s dog’s portrait.  As I painted for my daughter’s I thought of my friend.  The fear of seeing my friend and perhaps identifying her as my friend to bad people is the next fear I’ll have to deal with as my next painting will be her dog’s portrait.  I painted this painting for my daughter.  If you paint for one daughter you have to paint for them all!  LOL.  Now they will all have some of my work framed and on their wall!

I used an initial gray wash for this painting.  It worked well except for the ear.  I had to work a lot around the ear to get that large light gray area.  The frisket helped to keep the glint in the eye and the tusk white.  The wrinkles in the trunk were relatively easy to paint dark over the lighter gray.

This painting is not for sale.  It’s for my daughter who loves elephants!  Enjoy!

Winner of Canada Geese in Sunset watercolor painting – Summer Solstice Contest!

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The winner of the Summer Solstice Contest was UnboltMe (www.unbolt.me) on my wordpress.com blog:  Miriam’s Art Blog.  They were one of the participants.  I will frame the picture with a matte this weekend and UPS them the parcel once they give me their address!  Congratulations UnboltMe!  You’re a winner!  Yahoo!

I didn’t want to loose the wordpress.com community so I still have a blog with them.  I have included Facebook, Twitter, wordpress.com and miriamsart.com in the competition.  I just realized that I could have included Instagram and Pinterest.  So much to do!  I’ll include them next time.

A big thank you to all that participated!  It warms my heart that you found the time to like or subscribe.  Thank you!

Last day to like or subscribe! Win Canada Geese and Sunset painting!

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Win the watercolor painting above on June 21 by liking, commenting or subscribing to my email list on Miriam’s Art Blog or www.miriamsart.com.  Enter now!  The winner will get the framed and matted Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting with free delivery.  Delivery by UPS.  Enter now!

Win Canada Geese and Sunset painting!

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Miriam’s Art is pleased to announce that you have voted for the Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting!  Win it on June 21 by liking, commenting or subscribing to my email list on Miriam’s Art Blog or www.miriamsart.com.  Enter now!  The winner will get the framed and matted Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting with free delivery.  Delivery by UPS.  Enter now!

Win Canada Geese and Sunset painting!

canada geese n sunset WPress 500 pi

Miriam’s Art is pleased to announce that you have voted for the Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting!  Win it on June 21 by liking, commenting or subscribing to my email list on Miriam’s Art Blog or www.miriamsart.com.  Enter now!  The winner will get the framed and matted Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting with free delivery.  Delivery by UPS.  Enter now!

Win Canada Geese and Sunset painting!

canada geese n sunset WPress 500 pi

Miriam’s Art is pleased to announce that you have voted for the Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting!  Win it on June 21 by liking, commenting or subscribing to my email list on Miriam’s Art Blog or www.miriamsart.com.  Enter now!  The winner will get the framed and matted Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting with free delivery.  Delivery by UPS.  Enter now!

I ramble…

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Miriam’s Art rambles today…

I tried to find something interesting to reblog about nature and found nothing!  I have a contest coming up in June.  I will give away a painting to someone who has subscribed to receive my blogs email notifications.  The painting will be my Canada Geese and Sunset watercolor painting.  Framed and mailed to your door!  Keep an eye out for it.  I will announce it on my website first at www.miriamsart.com.  Enjoy!

Blue Flowers and Orange Watercolor

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Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Blue Flowers and Orange watercolor painting.  She painted this painting during three days of calm.  She was tired from anxiety of the previous days but the three days of calm gave her joy and relief as she painted.

This painting is part of the Flowers Series that Miriam is working on.

Please visit her website at http://www.miriamsart.com and subscribe to the email notifications of her art, special free offers, anxiety posts and environmental posts.  Please like or comment below if you like this painting.  She loves to hear from you.  Enjoy!