View Full Version : WDE 12/25 Such are the dreams of the everyday housewife.+MI

12-25-2009, 07:38 PM
:wave: Hi all! In between cooking and company, I've managed to get a couple done. First one is a on 9" x 12" bristol board, mixed media, pencil, ink, watercolor...all materials I am NOT that familiar with. I think it needs "something" more but I'm not sure what. I've got more than a couple of hours into it - at LEAST twice that I'd guess. These gals reminded me of an old song from the 60s...:music: such are the dreams of the everyday housewife, you see every where any time of the day...an everyday housewife who gave up the good life for me.:music: Anybody else remember that song?


This other one was just to use up the watercolor from the first one. About 1 1/2 hours. Just about ruined it with ink, tried to cover it up with blue watercolor, finally just left it alone. I think I need more practice with this stuff, lol! Watercolor paper, 9" x 12".


I hope to do one more this week, one of my sister's refs, along with a challenge piece. I'm loving being off work and having more time to spend on ART!

Elizabeth :D

12-25-2009, 07:44 PM
:wave: These are both very good work. :clap: I like to work in pen and watercolors, but not this good..yet. I get hit with the blue/green problem in all medias. :confused: I like your overall blue tint to the second one.:thumbsup: Now, to go get busy with my tried at this fantastic series of references.

lovin art
12-25-2009, 07:49 PM
They are wonderful Elizabeth, really well done, love the housewifes this takes me back to looking at old photos of my Grandie....and the flower pots are lovely too....


12-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Love the floral picture! The ladies are reminiscent of grownups in our childhood age. Beautiful work!

l Heather l
12-25-2009, 09:53 PM
Great drawings! I love how you updated the two women and the colors you chose are great!

12-25-2009, 10:43 PM
I like your warm works.

12-25-2009, 11:23 PM
Such beautiful work... this takes me back to looking at old photos I have so many of these.... so much better than just a restoration.... Flowerpots are great!!!

12-26-2009, 01:15 AM
IMHO both are very well done, love how you add the blue on the second one too, they are beautiful Elizabeth.

12-26-2009, 01:27 AM
Love all the detail and colour on the two women in the first piece :)

lady of colors
12-26-2009, 01:51 AM
I feel the painting of the two women like a vintage painting ... great job ... beautiful details on the flower pots

12-26-2009, 04:47 AM
Beautiful !!! Very beautiful! I love both very much!

12-26-2009, 05:22 AM
Both are lovely...especially like the 1st one.

12-26-2009, 06:33 AM
Elizabeth. I love both of these. The Everyday house wife is my favorite. Both are very well done. Yes, I do remember that song.:D

12-26-2009, 06:42 AM
Glen Campbell- I believe he sang that song. But I am sure it was waaaaaay before my time.....ok.... maybe not.

Anyway. Great work. I love the quick sketches and the color.

12-26-2009, 06:53 AM
I love the flowers in pots. The blues add depth to the greens and the delicate pink is just right. Housewives well done.

12-26-2009, 08:19 AM
These are both incredible, Elizabeth! I can only describe it as.... you have a very tender and gentle touch in both of these. The details are wonderful! :)

12-26-2009, 03:54 PM
Nice work on both your watercolors are bright and clean
Thanks for hosting us

12-27-2009, 01:35 AM
I like both of these. I think the picture of the two ladies would more likely go back to the 30's. I have some of my mom about that time. Both are really good.

12-27-2009, 02:00 AM
These are both wonderful. I love how you added colour to the first one. I

12-27-2009, 05:46 AM
:wave: Thanks so much Kurlie, Sandra, Fred, Heather, Sho, Carol, Dewi, EP, Jamila, T.T., Linn, Crowie, Colleen, Paula, Beth, Robert, Mary and BlueFrog for the kind and encouraging comments! I'm especially glad that so many thought the blue worked fine on the flower pot painting. I'm still fussing with it though, off and on. Mary, thanks for helping me with the ballpark date on the photo of the two housewives! :thumbsup:

I'm almost done with my challenge piece. Will post when it's light enough to take a picture of it! :D


12-27-2009, 09:04 AM
Good work on both!:)

12-27-2009, 09:09 AM
I think they are both very nice, the first is my favorite, -- and yes, I remember that song.

12-28-2009, 08:38 AM
these are both terrific drawings, love your ink and watercolors
the first is such a nice 'period' piece, love the shadows and everything about the second

Charlie's Mum
12-28-2009, 11:32 AM
I like the ladies Elizabeth but find the w.c of your garden (which you're not too happy with) utterly charming!
Frame it and hang it!

12-28-2009, 02:53 PM
These look great, Elizabeth...Yep, I remember that song!

12-28-2009, 08:25 PM
Love them both, the crop on the flowers is great and the painting of both is wonderful., and the ladies so brings back memories for me, I can see my mom and aunt standing there chatting and laughing :D

12-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Love them both, the crop on the flowers is great and the painting of both is wonderful., and the ladies so brings back memories for me, I can see my mom and aunt standing there chatting and laughing and that would be back in the 30/40 era :D

Joan T
12-29-2009, 10:49 AM
Elizabeth - Wonderful job on both of these!!! I love the delicate ink work in the first one, and the beautiful colors in the second one. Nice!!!