5.22.2013

Watercolor Wednesdays: Inspired by The Perfectly Imperfect Home

I'm bringing back Watercolor Wednesdays for two reasons:
1. To bring you guys original content
2. To keep my sanity

There's something so therapeutic about painting and lately I haven't been making the time in my busy schedule to sit down and relax. Now is the time. Ahh, the art of imitation. You know that movie, Julie and Julia? Where Julie tries to cook her way through Julia Child's cookbook and then blogs about it? Yeah well this week I'm pulling a Julie and Julia as I attempted to practice my work by reproducing some paintings by Virginia Johnson in one of my favourite coffee table books, 'The Perfectly Imperfect Home':
 ^ Left: Virginia Johnson / Right: Tiffany Leigh
^ Top: Virginia Johnson / Bottom: Tiffany Leigh
^ Top: Virgina Johnson / Bottom: Tiffany Leigh

The reality is I'm nowhere as dedicated as little miss Julie, and won't be painting my way through the whole book, but this was a fun experiment to get back in the swing of things.
From now on, each Wednesday, I am going to paint my interpretation of a photo of a room!
Can't wait to share with y'all. Also, these are the first photos from my new camera. Even though I have no clue what I'm doing, it really does take beautiful shots!
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16 comments:

Julia Konya said...[Reply]

Nope, don't know that movie. As a Julia I have been copying some painting myself this week ;)
You did a fantastic job!

ChicLiving said...[Reply]

Very beautiful Tiffany! Excited about watercolor Wednesdays coming back :)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

You need to see that stuff girlfriend! You've got mad skills!

Jennifer Flores said...[Reply]

Wow, beautiful paintings (copied or otherwise)! You're very talented.

Erica Tucker said...[Reply]

Julia and Julia is one of my favorites! You're so talented Tiffany! The photos are lovely! xo, Erica

Kristen said...[Reply]

BEAUTIFUL. It is so important to be able to take some time to yourself to unwind. I've been terrible about lately.

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...[Reply]

What a great idea! I have to admit... your versions are better! Like, way better!
xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

Amy D said...[Reply]

Great paintings Tiffany! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Brittany Liljeqvist said...[Reply]

Looks like someone might need to open an etsy shop and sell custom watercolors ;)

Laura Collins said...[Reply]

LOVE!!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

What a great idea! Love your work! It's great you will have success and the opportunity to do what you love!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...[Reply]

You are ridiculously talented girlfriend!! I am feeling like I need a Tiffany Leigh original!

Our French Inspired Home said...[Reply]

They look great! Maybe you should sell a few yourself. -Tonya

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...[Reply]

These are beautiful, I would love to learn to use watercolors. I would love to see your process.

Meghan Brown said...[Reply]

These are so good! Really looking forward to Watercolor Wednesday! :)

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...[Reply]

Great idea! Lovely paintings - keep it up! A few years ago, when my kids were younger and I had NO time for myself, an art teacher at one of my kid's schools suggested I find a way to create or draw each day, until I had more time to devote to my art. I ended up with the recession that took most of my 'real' work away, and now that my kids are older and one is already out of the home, I have been able to paint. Not that you needed my life story.
-Trish