Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paint Party Friday... Tropical


It's time for Paint Party Friday!

Last week I was in Florida picking up my "snowbird" Grandmother (Effie).  Lucky for me, the posts that I had scheduled while I was away managed to make it through the "Blogout".  Unfortunately, the Paint Party Friday blog wasn't as lucky.  While I was soaking up the sun, my fabulous co-host EVA was dealing with a lost post and re-writes.  (Boy, do I know how to pick a vacation week or what?!? ha!)

So, before I share this week's paintings I'd like to say...


Yay EVA!!!
Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Now it's time to party...
Grab a margarita, relax, and enjoy.


While I was in Florida I was able to spend a little time playing in my sketchbook.


The hibiscus trees outside Effie's condo are beautiful and a wonderful source of inspiration.

When I got home, I was so excited to see that this week's Inspiration Avenue theme is "tropical", because hibiscus flowers definitely fill the bill!

I hope your day is filled with sunshine and relaxation and that you have some time to stop by Paint Party Friday and Inspiration Avenue... Both beautiful places to visit!

60 comments:

  1. The hibicus is awesome! You are so talented!

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  2. Love your hibiscus.. they are gorgeous...

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  3. You just amaze! These are so beautiful!!!
    Hope you had a relaxing time, and happy for Eva and you both that things are back to normal!!!

    Smiles

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  4. I love the hibiscus...you did a super job! I loke the fuschia with the black background...very classy!

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  5. Wow, you definitely are very talented. The Hibiscus are beautiful! Nice to hear your trip was restful. Happy PPF!

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  6. LOVE THIS POST! Those flowers are beautiful. I especially love the middle pink flowers. The way you arranged them really draws you to them. XOXO!!!

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  7. Yes, thank you Eva, even though I was not part of that week, thank you both for hosting PPF!

    These are wonderful, your playful piece for Eva and your beautiful flowers!

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  8. Both beautiful but particularly like the black. I sometimes really wish I could draw!

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  9. These are really gorgeous. How did you do the black one, is it white paint on black, or a scratch painting?

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  10. Hi Kristin!!!! your pieces are so tropical and fun!!! wonderful work!!!! love them all....

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  11. Yes, thank you to Eva for filling in while you were gone. Sounds like you had a wonderful time as reflected in your lovely hibiscus!

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  12. Wonderful work, full of sunshine ... :)

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  13. your hibiscus are fabulous. i am also intrigued about whether the black one is a scratchboard? how wonderful to be able to go visit family in Florida!

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  14. Wow, Your flowers really come to life! Beautiful!

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  15. These drawings are inreiblemente good .... you captured the spirit of Hibiscus flower in all fullness. I love everyone. Saludos

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  16. So loving both of these, gorgeous artwork. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

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  17. Hi
    What fabulous artwork!!!
    This is my first time participating in PPF and looking forward to visiting blogs that are new to me.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Hibiscus is one of my favorites! Yours are both so different, just lovely! Perfect for the "Tropical" challenge as well as PPF.

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  19. tthis is so pretty! I love hibiscus, they remind me of Florida too. My dad lives there, and it's just gorgeous! We used to pick them and put them in our hair when I was little! YAY, beautiful job of course! xo

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  20. Kristin, what lovely pieces, all of them including the tribute to Eva.

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  21. I love, love, LOVE your hibiscus, especially the one with the black and white background! AWESOME work!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  22. I love this hibiscus on the black background. It look marvelous!

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  23. Ooooh definitely tropical...LOVELY...I can definitely see myself sipping on a pina colada with a beautiful exotic flower like this in my hair...toes in golden sand...aaah thankyou for the momentary whisk away to paradise :)xxx

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  24. I love BOTH versions of your hibiscus! The pinks are gorgeous with their happy color. But I am especially drawn to those on the black background. Both are gorgeous!

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  25. Your flowers are so lovely! HAPPY PPF!

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  26. The tropics is where my painting took me this week too - just cuz I finally saw some sun here in the NW. I particularly liked the dark background - such an unusual presentation and very dramatic.

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  27. You definitely picked a great vacation week! :-)
    Your hibiscus are so beautiful - it's one of my favorite flowers anyway, so to see them in such an artful, gorgeous way was some extra candy for me!

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  28. Wow..super gorgeous..i love the striking black backdrop..powerful and wonderful! Your hibiscus are mesmerizing and gorgeous!! Shine on...beautiful work!
    Victoria

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  29. Oh the hibiscus is gorgeous...love the colours that you've used... I missed all the fun and games last week...

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  30. love your hibiscus; especially the pattern in the background, that is cool!

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  31. Happy PPF! I love your sketches..they make me want to lay in the sun all day. :)

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  32. Great pictures. You and Eva are really on the tropical trip this week! Hugs, Valerie

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  33. such vibrant hibiscus,, thanks for visiting my blog,, your work is lovely,,

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  34. Wonderful hibiscus!!! My post is not up yet for this weeks PPF....shame on me:).....it is almost finished......have a great weekend.

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  35. I love your gorgeous hibiscus. It sounds like we both had plans at a perfect time to avoid the Great Blogger Shutdown of 2011. People will be talking about it for years but we will have missed it... :) Happy PPF!

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  36. Hibiscus wonderfulus! Happy PPF!

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  37. Yeahhhhh for Eva!!!!These are sooo pretty Kristine! So glad you had sun!!! We have not had sun in 2 weeks(It feels like last year) !!! I am getting a little stir crazy!!! Ahhh!!! Happy PPF!!! I look so forward to Friday. I spend the whole day looking at other peoples glorious art!!!

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  38. The dark background on the second piece is really intense, I love the way I'm drawn into the image! Beautiful work. :)

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  39. These are so pretty and I really love what you created for Eva!

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  40. Beautiful hibiscus, er hibiscuses? hibiscusi? LOL, they are one of my favorite flowers and I enjoyed yours very much.

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  41. OMG...love yr tropical themes. The hibuiscus is fantastic.Thanks for yr sweet comments on my peony painting today.

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  42. So beautiful! I love the hibiscus from your sketchbook.

    I love your grandmother's name too.

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  43. Lovely flowers, so fresh and colourful. Love the vibrant presence they have.
    Thanks for all the thoughtful comments each week!

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  44. YAY, Eva!!

    Those flowers are beautiful. Hibiscus flowers are real party flowers, aren't they.

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  45. Love the flowers, especially the pink one, The color is so perfect! Glad you got away to some sun!

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  46. Excellent composition. I love the beautiful tones. Very nice and exotic flowers.

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  47. beautiful artwork of the hibiscus!!! hope that margarita was good :)

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  48. very nice, i love a red hibiscus flower and yours are just perfect!

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  49. I LOVE it here Kristin! FL looked like so much fun and I LOVE your Hibiscus flowers! Thx for PPF ... have a great week!

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  50. Your Hibiscus is absolutely wonderful! I especially love it on the black background. I have such a hard time with flowers.

    Tell your grandmother that I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the name Effie. It's my favorite next to my daughter's name, Hattie.

    Have a great weekend! Paint Party On!
    Heather

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  51. Kristin I have left you an award on my blog.

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  52. This is a beautiful flower and very tropical. Yours are beautiful here. I love the one with the black and white background. It creates a wonderful dimensional effect and focus on the main colored one. Very nice.

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  53. 53 comments? quite impressive :^)

    i wish i could sketch like you could sketch. these two are so different and yet both are so vibrant. how interesting that you chose black as a dominant color; it works perfectly

    here's wishing you a fine weekend

    kj

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  54. I love this post! Eva is an Angel, but so are you. And your art ROCKS!
    ♥♥

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  55. I adore your hibiscus submission (and margaritas)
    I just wish I could grow them (both) lol


    XO

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  56. Gorgeous!!!Love it. I had a Pomegranate Margarita the other day. Would have looked prettier with a Hibiscus in it. Your art is great!

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  57. wonderful hibiscus - I love the second one for the focus on form

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  58. I love your hibiscus...I live in a tropical island and it is one of the most painted flowers here. I add them in many ceramic pieces, too.

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