Friday, September 20, 2013

September 16 IA Challenge


Above is a watercolor I did many years ago. 
It is from a photo I took in Virginia, probably
around Petersburg or Williamsburg, or maybe Richmond.
We used to drive in the country a lot in those days,
and found many beautiful woodland places.

I didn't want to let this challenge go by without posting something
(especially since it was my turn to choose the theme, and also because
woodland forests are some of my favorite places).

Suddenly it's Friday already and I am busily working on
my postcards for the IA Altered Postcard Swap
and also finishing up my pages in Angie's beautiful White Journal.
No time to spend on Woodland art, even though I would love to!

Since it's a favorite subject for me,
I do have some things I may not have posted before.
Okay, I probably have posted these at some point, 
but there's no time to search around to make sure!

This one is from my 2012 Sketchbook Project journal:

I had to download the one below from the SBP website when I discovered I
never photographed these 2 pages. Of course, the sketchbook is now at the 
Brooklyn library (along with the other thousands of entries :)
It's kind of cool to think the sketchbooks will be there probably as long
as the library is there for anyone to check out and look at!
The project is ongoing, a new one every year. I haven't entered again, but I may in the future.
The SBP people have digitized the books...HERE is the link to my pages.

This one I have since started to rework, and it's unfinished now but I hope
to get back to it one day soon...finish it and put it in my Etsy shop.

Here is a bookmark which is in my Etsy shop.

Visit Inspiration Avenue to see
the entries in the Woodland challenge.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
I hope the autumn weather is treating you well!
(Or Spring, as the case may be :-)



  1. Hi Maggie,
    Absolutely love your beautiful woodland painting. Wonderful theme and great SBP pages too. I did SBP one year and may do it again as well. Sending my postcards out today. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. A beautiful collection of woodlands!!!
    Love the tag!

  3. lovely painting full of light and athomosphere - summer...

  4. I love it all but especially the last piece. How do you do the layering affect (oh gosh or is it effect? I'm leaning towards effect)? I wish I could do watercolor, I'm horrid with them.

    1. Thank you! I learned a lot about layering and have gotten lots of really good ideas from Tam at Willowing as well as others. Tam has a free class, Art, Heart, and Healing, on her ning site. Here is the link:

  5. All beautiful and wondrous...
    the "Woodland" watercolor is a masterpiece.
    ♥ ♥ ♥

  6. So nice artworks. I especially enjoy your artjournal so vivid colors and the warm colors with the lady and the deer. Beautiful.

  7. I wish I was up and running for the woodland challenge.I love the work you are doing with the shadows. (Learn to see between the shadows) Your warer colour painting are gorgeous too, so is everything else. Maybe another tree - leaf- seed - woodland challenge will be a theme for the winter, one day.

  8. Your artwork is so beautiful, Maggie. Especially the last one that you also made into a bookmark speaks to my heart. It's not only the beautiful colors you used, but also the expression on the face of the girl, the way she holds her hand (to her heart?) and the deer at her side.

  9. Your artwork is beautiful! I love the first watercolor-it captures the feeling of early fall for me, with the sound of the brook and the quality of light. The image of the girl and the deer is really beautiful too. I always enjoy your work!

  10. I love the watercolor so much... The woods are beautiful.

  11. SO gorgeous, you managed to capture the serenity of the woods so beautifully- I LOVE it! I also really like your between the shadows assemblage piece- GORGEOUS!!


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