when planning to paint

lift ideas from Pinterest,

paint with abandon! 


In the absence of a light box, I stuck a slice of a blood orange to my window, showing the outline of all the little segments.

And here a lemon slice, photo taken with the iPadDSC_0830

This was inspired by seeing Claudia Horsey’s watercolour on Pinterest.

I started copying Claudia’s design, using felt tip pens and crayons, thinking I would use the drawing to make a greetings card.image.jpeg I liked the effect so much, I went out and bought some citrus fruits to do a design of my own

imageDon’t you just love the colours…

imageThe blood oranges left a print on the paper


which gave me an idea…..I had fun playing around ….image.jpeg

adding pen outlines and then shading with colouring pencils ….image.jpegimage.jpeg

which turned out to be a very relaxing way to doodle.

Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: LIFT and PLAN

The two sentences work like this:

when planning to paint, lift ideas from Pinterest

lift ideas from Pinterest, paint with abandon

With the opposing ideas of planning and not planning.

Also entering our Weekly Photo Challenge, see PAGE for details

Next week the Photo Prompt is:



39 responses to “Outline

  1. Super! I love not only your original outline example, but how you continued on in so many directions…all resulting in colorful, lovely outlines. So clever and creative.

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  3. How creative and gorgeous!

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  4. I don’t know where you get your ideas from, but they are pretty amazing Daffy! That haiku was very cleverly done too! 🙂

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  5. How cool! I should turn to Pinterest more often, such great ideas. Your haiku and photo are excellent.

    Here’s my contribution.. .https://thearanartisan.com/2016/03/19/art-for-arts-sake/

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    • Thank you Melissa. Pinterest is wo nderful but it can be a great time waster! I have to ration myself, to only browsing before 8 in the morning and after 8 at night! Thanks for your entry, back on the iPad at the mo with dodgy WiFi, so not sure if I can get all the links done for Sunday. The Round Up might be a little late.

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  6. Wow! Very creative. Love the haiku and the mention of Pinterest (which I love too). Great one!

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  7. Loved the art and Haiku combination 🙂

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  8. An incredible combination of art, haiku and images Sandra.

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  9. Oh wow that is juicy. I love the two images that you started with, great outline. I have something very monochrome by comparison. Have a good week.

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  10. What a delightful post, Sandra – so many opportunities for creativity, so little time to share between them all… 😉 The challenge slotted into place quite smoothly for me this week – see it at https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/garden-triptych/

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  12. How very creative! I loved to see how you progressed to different ways with the fruit – the final image was my favourite:)

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  13. Awesome stuff! And wouldn’t the kids love it Sandra. Please can I share your post? 💚💛❤️💜💙

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  14. Thanks sooo much for showing your thinking & design processes! Creativity like this can’t be too structured, can it?! 😉

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    • Just going with the flow of it is such a joy if one has the time and opportunity to do so – if life did not intervene, printing with blood oranges would keep me happy for months! So glad to know you enjoyed watching the process.

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  15. Such a creative way to have fun, Sandra. You never know where inspiration will come from. Reminds me of the subtle expression of watercolors. Enjoyed viewing your artistic journey. 🙂

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  16. Ha ha! Great haiku tip… love a bit of a doodle!

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  17. I would also be tempted to just doodle around the blood orange prints. What a fun discovery!

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  18. Can’t believe how brilliant the citrus fruit looks. Imagine it on fabric! Fantastic interpretation of outline.

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  19. That’s brilliant! Amazing…,just from something so simple 😃

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