Friday, 21 October 2011

New painting and Illustration book give away!

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I have a great book to give to one of you followers but first

I am back painting my little girls
 not in their usual way I have to say
  I do like variation for inspiration so this time I dabbled in.....

Yes watercolour!
  I have all the gear but no experience yet working with this medium. Ha no fear!
My motto'' try something new every day with an inner smile''  life will be exciting and colourful to say the least


 I know 
  you can't exactly call it a piece of fine art but I am happy with her.
A lick or two of gesso helped to sort out where I had been a little heavy handed. 
I don't care about the mess and mistakes!

Prints of my Waterbabes are available for sale in my shop click here.
The proceeds will go to helping me helping children overcome trauma.
SoldThank you!

Well
Speaking of mistakes, I ordered the book Illustrations 2011 annual twice by mistake.
Two in my basket, who did that? I wished I could  blame the kids.  



Anyway
 now I have an extra copy and I am going to make one of you gorgeous followers a very happy bunny!!! 
All you need to do is sit tight until Friday the 4th of November this is when I will draw one of you out of my pool of followers.  
Not a follower yet even more reason to become a follower. Come and join us now! I don't mind you shouting it out that is what friendship is all about!
Thanks peeps.





The little girl painting is shared in.

StudioJRU
and

BWS tips button

Happy creating!

64 comments:

carlanda brown williamson said...

oh yeah! i would love to win this book! xo

Manon said...

Well your in for a chance hon, you are a follower after all!

wanda miller said...

i LOVVVVE these, every single one of them...and i lovvve that there are no rules, ergo YOUR ART!

tina kirk said...

I LOVE your little girls! Would love to win!!! Thanks for chance!

amy said...

gah. i follow but my photo is not on your queue. Dammit.
okay. just trust me. I follow.

so can i win?

xxa

Manon said...

lol I trust you! X

Jennibellie said...

Oh I love her, be interesting to see how they evolve if you keep using them. And thanks for the chance to win, who doesn't love a good giveaway hey? Much love Jennibellie

Lyn said...

Wow Manon your watercolour girlie is fab! I'm new to watercolours too and taking Alisa Burke's Sketchbook Delight class to learn more. The Illustration Book looks amazing....thought I was already a follower..but I am now :)

hastingshall2 said...

the watercolor water baby is adorable. Faye

Lisa said...

Great Motto!!! and such a fun blog!

I always love to blame the kids and if not the kids its the stupid machine. :)

Your very talented! Love your work.

Netty said...

Loving your water child. Happy PPF, Annette x

RawkMama [...iamSam...] said...

just discovered your work! i love your style!=)

Geri Centonze said...

Love the watercolor! She looks beautiful.

Theresa said...

She if full of life, color & love the line work. Thanks for popping in today! Theresa

Roberta said...

Love your watercolors and very cute design.

Zorana said...

I'm not a follower, because I don't use that system (I follow blogs in reader), so I'm not writing about the giveaway. I just wanted to comment that the girl is very interesting and makes me want to look at her. I've been recently playing with watercolors too... It's always good to learn something new.

Manon said...

Zorana you are in! X

Monika Schmid said...

Hi Manon, I think your girlie is gorgeous! What a fun character!:-)xoxo

Manon said...

So good to see you here Monika, lovely to hear from you! Xxxx

Mary C. Nasser said...

LOVE IT!
The combination of vivid, rich color and line gestures is invigorating!!

Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love the watercolour... watercolours are one of my favourite mediums and I love that you used intense colour in this. they are such a free medium and can't wait to see what you do with them xx

Gloria said...

Love your watercolors, your little girls are awesome. Nice job. Happy PPF!

creatingme said...

I LOVE this girl. And I love how your girls have so many colors in their skin tones. I always do this, but differently. I really really really like your style!!! ...And I am now a follower! I want a copy too!

EVA said...

She is adorable! Love the expression, the contrast between the black, turquoise and red on her face and the flow of the rest of her.

MollyGirl said...

so adorable. i love her bright cheeks and puckered lips!

A Dancing Mango said...

Manon,
This is my first PPF! Thank you for your visit. I truly appreciate your input and support.
I LOVE your painting. It is as unique as a baby's birth!
Makes me smile and keep looking at it. She speaks to my heart. YOur work is wonderful.
♥ Darlene

Cameron said...

I used to work exclusively in watercolor...and now can't "remember" how to effectively use the medium anymore...haha!

Guess I've converted to a Mixed Media Mindset :)

I love your little girlie...such a sweet, yet knowing little smile ;P

Joni Nickrent said...

Love! Love! Love your work and would LOVE to win the book too! Following your fab blog! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Your art is awesome and looks so professional and very beautiful!
The book looks awesome too. Is it your art in the middle(black and white)?
Did you enjoy your fat bun ad cuppa,lol! My kind of treat, he,he, he!
HUGS! :) Julie

Petie said...

Luv, Luv, Luv your girlies!! And I've done the same thing when ordering so I'm glad to know I'm not alone! teehee But I don't have this one so pleeease draw my name! :D

Cindy said...

I love the "rainbow" shading in your little girls! Very, very sweet!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the little water girls and all your other 'girls' ~ wonderfully creative and expressive! Wow! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

SHERI C said...

For being new to watercolor your work this week is amazing! Happy PPF!

artlover said...

Nice little painting..so whimsical and sweet!
Thanks for the opportunity to win your book!

Cheers xox

wednesday said...

The new painting is awesome. I just love the "scratchy" line work and unplanned feel.

Scarlet said...

Win or not, I'm following you on Blogger! I do love your chica, especially her rosy-red cheeks. Very sweet!

Carol said...

Your girls are fantastic!!!!! Looks like a very interesting book for some very lucky follower!

Diane said...

Oh, love, love, love!!
I've been fooling around with watercolor--I love the effects that it gives, but I know what you mean--I have no idea what I'm doing.
Your sweet girl is perfect--you're inspiring.....

Cynthia Hanna said...

What beautiful results from your experimentation with watercolor! I'd love to win the book and am following you by email, but the Google Friend Connect link seems to be missing (I've visited twice today hoping it would reappear!). Can I still win?

BlackPumpkin said...

Your little girls are awesome!!

Fallingladies said...

Oh, I so love this girl in watercolors, for not doing them much, it turned out perfect!

hellopalz said...

This weeks little girl is cute. The painting mainly focuses on the girl, leaving the background relatively plain.

Dorien said...

Hi Manon,
Wat leuk dat je mijn blog gaat volgen! Ik vind je nieuwe poging heel geslaagd moet ik zeggen.
Vanaf vandaag heb jij er ook een nieuwe volger bij!

Groetjes,
Dorien

bohemiannie! art said...

Your painting of the little girl is awesome and SO very different from the last (of the big girl). :) Put me in the draw for the book. :) And thanks!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I like how you combined all the colors on her! Ethereal! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love this painting of the little girl! She is precious. I love the watercolors. I do not use them... but always think they look beautiful! It is so nice to 'meet' you. So glad that you joined us 'in the studio' this week! :)

Diana Evans said...

I am loving your new painting Manon!!!! wonderful work...and so great to see the 2011 Annual on your blog!!!!

Marlene said...

I love your water baby, she is very cute and you have a very unique style. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my morning glories. I will do a wip one of these days on how I did the painting.

Hybrid J said...

Loving every bit of your little girl ... so cute and full of twinkles! ;)

Georgie Horn said...

Thanks for following! Come by anytime!

Linda Starr said...

I love the watercolor of the girl so much personality. I am a new follower and the odds aren't that bad for me winning, that book which I think would help me in my art.

NatashaMay said...

I totally adore your little girls. :) And I love the bright colors you use.

Kristin said...

Oops...I thought I was already following your blog Manon?...I am now...
The book sounds great!
I love your little girls and I love the colours you use!...

Kristin said...

Are you in this book? I have to check and see . . . your watercolor IS FINE ART - I love her (and everything you do!) Such Fabulous cheeks! xoxo

Joyce van der Lely said...

Manon, I love your little popje ! Me too I fool around with watercolour, but not traditionally trained or taught, hehe, it doesn't matter, there are NO RULES ! in art and play ♥ Love your work and love the book :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

What a fabulous prize! So nice of you to share your "mistake". I love your work and can't believe I wasn't already a follower since I've been hopping by for the blog hops. I always appreciate your super wonderful comments on my blog, they really make my day!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Art friend! I am already following which is why I am here now tossing my name into the hat for this lovely giveaway! I think your style is loose and charming. Your line is so fluid and strong and then the watercolor just adds to the fluidity. Just wonderful indeed!!! Okay, so this book looks so grand I am crossing my fingers here in my corner of the world! *smiles* Norma

Pabkins said...

Oh that is so lovely for the lucky one of us that wins!
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Glycérine said...

I love your Watercolor girl, she's beautiful :)
And of course I m playing to win the book !!!!

shedreamsofthesea said...

OMG! I love your little girls, gorgeous, charming and fun! I'm not a follower though, I use a different system to follow blogs.

Gina said...

Your painting is beautiful, almost ethereal...watercolour is definitely a medium you should use more of!! :D XXX

Tammie said...

such an awesome give away.
i have done that, two in the cart thingy! so easy to do. how fun that you are offering it to your followers.... which i am no one ;-)

Petie said...

Love, love your new girls!!! And I would sure love to win your giveaway instead of Carlanda. :D lol
<3

Becca said...

I love watercolor, and your girl is lovely! I would love to be in your drawing for your giveaway for the book, thank you for the generous offer.