Thursday, January 8, 2009

"They say it's your birthday"

"Happy birthday to you."

This watercolor mess is suppose to be a delicious looking happy birthday cupcake for my good friend and dog-sitter extraordinaire, Patti. I lost control early on working directly with paint and no pencil lines. I then tried to save the sweet treat with added pen lines. In the end the only thing left to do was to walk outside and fling wet paint at it. Ugh— what a mess! Have a wonderful birthday, Patti. See you in a few days.

12 comments:

Karen Blados said...

I think it looks fun and playful, just like birthday celebrations should be.

Paloma Chaffinch said...

I don't see mess - I see a lovely, energetic, loose and informal watercolour with beautiful colours.

Patricia said...

Best Birthday treat and expresses the explovise, determined nautre of us Capricorns...thank you!

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, I think it's just delightful! Looks festive and fun. Great job! I love the splatter--makes it so celebratory. Happy birthday to your friend.

Sandy said...

Ahh but birthday parties and cupcakes are supposed to get messy !! Lucky friend to get this transatlantic treat!

Sharon said...

I think it look bright and energetic! I hope you're safely home...

Pea said...

It has come out very good not a mess at all.The colours are very lovely.

Judybec said...

this looks happy and fun-- I LOVE the spatters!

rrARTz said...

i really like this. it portrays the fun and festive feeling of a birthday!

Dewey Winters said...

Beautiful Image, Congratulations.

Dewey :)

Deborah Lowe said...

I love this "mess" I think it's fantastic even. It caught my eye right away - it's a very happy painting.

PaulQuintero said...

Great art. Great imagination. You are trully gifted. Congratulations. Paul Quintero