Thursday, August 19, 2010

wishes and fishes


I brought this little watercolor journal on my recent trip to Kaua'i. It's another Moleskine journal, but this one has watercolor paper and is in a landscape format. I really liked the size of it, and the paper is really high quality. It has the feel of a hot press paper and takes the paint very smoothly and consistently.


I also brought this portable paint set that I've had for a couple of years. It's made by Windsor Newton. All I needed to go with it was a set of small brushes and a bottle of water.





The colors are very basic, but with some mixing it's not too hard to get what you want. The pan is removable with an additional pan space beneath it, but I never needed to use it.



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These are the paintings I did while I was there:
(the cottage where we stayed)

(plumeria on the grass)

(the beach at Salt Pond near Port Allen)

I wish I had done more 
- but as I said about these journals in an earlier post - 
no point in kicking myself about it.

"If wishes were fishes, I'd cast my net in the sea ...."


17 comments:

AmyK said...

Great paintings! How neat to have a little portable set of paints.

sukipoet said...

these are the sweetest paintings. your cottage looks divine. love the little paint set too and the moleskin. I'd say three paintings on vacation is a good show!!

Elizabeth said...

They look beautiful, from here -- I can't imagine how many beautiful journals you have filled with your art.

Yvonne said...

I'm still in Dallas, but love seeing what everyone is up to. Love your little paintings. I'll be home Sunday and have a new cup for Tea Tuesday :).

Lynn said...

I can almost feel the humidity and heat of Hawaii and see the huge flowers I enjoyed on my trip there many years ago! I have the same little paint kit and love it. Have you used the brushes that contain their own water? Fun. Love all your paintings. If you took photos perhaps you can do some more of the trip from them???

Healing Woman said...

At least you got a few and you probably have tons of pictures to use for more. I know, when you get home from a trip it's sort of anticlimatic and you probably don't feel like doing them now. That's how I am anyway. The pictures you did create are really good.

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

Very nice watercolor sketches. I am envious of your ability to capture the scenery and colors. Thanks for the inspiration to practice.

Terri Kahrs said...

Your Moleskine was a find! Taking just the little journal and your watercolors was a brilliant decision. And your sweet paintings reflect your wonderful time and sweet memories. Beautiful!!! After all, it's not about the quantity, but the quality of the moment and you captured it wonderfully! Hugs, Terri xoxo

*jean* said...

oo they just ooze relaxation! lovely painting, kimmie, thanks for sharing

Dianne said...

Lovely paintings Kimmie...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish I could draw, much less as well as you. These are simply incredible!!

ooglebloops said...

A watercolor moleskine - hmmmm!!! Love the little paint set. The paintings are so pretty!!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

well what you did capture in watercolor is just splendid Kimmie ... each page is a treasure

it's not easy trying to be everywhere doing everything all the time ;)

I am working on a "Let Go" journal page ... something I constantly work on

Happy Weekend to you and yours ... it is always lovely visiting you dear one!
oxo

Halle said...

Your watercolors are wonderful! What a neat little travel pack.

sophie said...

Thanks for this...one of my guys used to manage an art supply store in the 1980's and remembers the Winsor Newton products that he sold. Such great memories:-)

neva gagliano said...

your paintings are soooo fabulous...love er ly.

Gayle Pritchard said...

Great to see someone else who loves to create while traveling. Love those portable paints, too. What a great size! Thanks for sharing your pix!