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Friday, April 1, 2011

Paint Party Friday - All Tucked In

All Tucked In
by Heather Stillufsen
 5 1/2" x 7"
Watercolor on Arches Cold Press 140 lb paper
This was inspired by my little Saylor and her favorite Kitty stuffed animal.

Is it Friday, already? Yippee, it's time for another "Paint Party" with Eva and Kristin -
This is the the third week, and we are having a blast!
Let's see what everyone has to share this week -
 It's so fun to see all of the different paint techniques - you are all so very inspiring!

See you over at Paint Party Friday

44 comments:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

She is so sweet! Love how the lovely watercolors give it such a soft feeling. Beautiful!

Joann said...

Oh this is so sweet...

SHERI C said...

This one is soooo sweet!

Brian Miller said...

aww...adorable...love that she hasher little friend there...you are capturing some really nice textures with thepaint...

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

SO sweet- I love this and the title is perfect! Makes me miss tucking in my littles......
Thanks for the smile and Happy PPF!
Stephanie

Pointy Pix said...

This is just gorgeous. I love how you make watercolour look so simple yet so effective. An adorable picture which I'm sure your little girl will love.

Christine said...

this is sweet Heather, treasure these moments! Lovely soft colours.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I often feel that our best work is inspired by whom and what we love the most. This is a testament to that theory.

Hybrid J said...

Soooo adorable. The softness of the pink and the lightless of watercolor works perfectly with the theme. ;)

Kristin Dudish said...

This is so sweet! I think Saylor and her kitty are adorable. And...

So are you! I love your self portrait... Very inspirational with the "Keep Calm and Draw On" and the Walt Disney quote! (You always have such great details!)

xo
Kristin

Gloria said...

Heather, this is just so darling and sweet. The soft pastels add so much to the feeling of comfort. Great job. Happy PPF!

art2cee2 said...

Just adorable Heather as usual. Everytime I look at your work, I am forced to emit an audible..."Awwwwww" :-)

Roban Studio said...

Heather, this is so cute, as you well know! Saylor will treasure it for sure. I so enjoy your illustrations. I have a question for you...what's your opinion on outlining watercolor with black pen and ink? I am struggling with it. Sometimes I think it helps make the colors pop, other times, I think it should be left alone. I like both looks actually. Just wondered what your thoughts are. Happy Friday!

Roban Studio said...

I use the Micron .005 pen too. I haven't used any pen on my barn piece, it's all shading with watercolor. Thanks for the answer. :-)

Marlene said...

Really an adorable painting, I love the look of innocents that children have while they are asleep. Gives me a warm, fuzzy, felling.

Msartist said...

This reminds me of my daughter and when her kitty was a baby they slept together just like that.Such a sweet illustration! Saylor is a wonderful inspiration & I am sure she will love this for years to come.
~Theresa

Pam Tucker said...

Beautiful! So soft and dreamy... the colors are perfect.

Jenny Blair said...

You have captured that sweet pleasure of looking at your sleeping child so perfectly. Just sublime :)
Love your self portrait too and how it features all the elements of you..kids, coffee and pink jumper included :)x

Tracy said...

Awww, nice painting and it reminds me of my little Angel-Kitty when she crawls under the covers to keep warm...she's such a baby!

WrightStuff said...

That's so snuggly looking - makes me want to go to bed!

La Abela said...

What watercolor so sweet! kiss

EVA said...

Saylor and Kitty and so sweet and peaceful!

Beautiful!!

It is a blast, isn't it! Thanks Heather!

lenoracle said...

I love this! Great use of watercolor, nice and light and subtle. Definitely great for kids.

Anne said...

I love this one; it is so sweet!

peggy gatto said...

I love your style!!!
Simple, fresh, charming!!!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Love this...so beautiful..gentle and peaceful..beautifully painted...so serene and magical!
Victoria~

Mary Hysong said...

Enjoyed browsing your art; love your soft colors and whimsy style. You should be in kids books!

Heather said...

This is so cute! She looks so cozy! Make me want to go nighty night too.

gemma said...

This is so sweet Heather. I love your water colors. So glad you are sharing your art here.

ileana said...

I love your style...adorable and highly creative! I love your work! Happy PPF!!

ger chouinard said...

Heather: Love this new watercolor "All Tucked In" and your self portrait from the previous post. You've inspired me ... never did a self portrait before .... hmmmm, not sure which way to go with it. Enjoy your little ones while they are still home ... my boys are all grown up ...

Rebecca Anthony said...

What a moment to capture and in the sweetest most beautiful way!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I absolutely adore your characters and style, the dainty details and soft feminine colors...Every one of your pieces is like its own story, the way that you present the characters tells so much and is just delightful!! I am reminded of childhood and playing paper dolls whenever I visit your space. Thanks!! Happy Weekend:)

Catherine... said...

Hi Heather,
Love this, you've captured that happy moment when "all is well with the world and they can drift off to dreamland"... Tucked by big nearly 17yrs old up in bed last night... ahh they're never to big...

Heather said...

I can't tell you how much all of your wonderful comments mean to me!! THANK YOU friends! I am so appreciative that you take the time to visit and comment!
Thank YOU

Missy said...

So sweet. I also really like your self portrait in the previous post!

priti.lisa said...

How cozy...I love the softness and the squeezes...adorable.
xo

Kat W said...

So adorable and gorgeous!
I've just been enjoying a browse around your etsy shop, have added you to my circle and a couple of items & your shop to my favourites. I have a daughter who would adore your art and shall have to remember that come her Birthday in November.

Hope you enjoyed having a look at TIC TOCC.

Kat :-)

angelself said...

I love it, Heather! =)Yes, I do know Marlene, and we are both contributing art to the ACEO playing card deck. You should think about participating next year. Your work is wonderful!! Kathryn

Dawn said...

Gosh Heather your so talented loving your work hun, you would make a great illustrator for children's books, if your not already. This is my 1st visit and I don't think it will be my last

love Dawn xx

Netty said...

This is so adorable Heather its like a beautiful page from a childrens book. Loving the delicacy of it. Annette x

NatashaMay said...

Oh, this is so adorable!

Kate Boone said...

Awwwww! Heather, this is adorable! As always! :-)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Aaawwweeee. So subtle and dreamy.