A Heart of Gratitude

I was playing with some new tubes of watercolor today and created this:

Gratitude painting

It says, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into Blessings.”                               – William Arthur Ward

I tore the definition of gratitude from a Children’s dictionary and used one of my gelli-prints for the heart.  I glued them to 140 lb cold press watercolor paper using Matte Medium.  After it dried, I applied the watercolors.

I used Winsor & Newton watercolors in Opera Rose, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Light and Quinacridone Gold.  They aren’t colors I normally use but I like how they blended into each other.

May your heart be filled with gratitude today!  🙂

12 responses to “A Heart of Gratitude

  1. another masterpiece. beautiful! Can you tell me what gelli prints are?

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    • Thanks Jodi! Oh, you will LOVE Gelli printing! Gelli plates are a product like jello that you can print on. It takes impressions well – you can use stencils, leaves, household items, etc. I use fluid acrylics on mine. I think their are a ton of YouTube videos on it. They come in different sizes. I think they would make a wonderful background for one of your cards! The one I did here, I printed on Deli paper so it is somewhat transparent – great for layering. Can’t wait to hear what you think!!!

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      • Oh dear – I took a brief peak! 🙂 Looks interesting! I must stay away though – lol – too many things I’m experimenting with already right now – haha! Nice to know there is always so much more to explore!!!

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  2. I like the way they went together too Jill. You have a wonderful color sense. 💜

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    • Thanks Kathy! I liked that the quote started with the word, gratitude (which is really attitude spelled with a G) and ended with the word, blessings. A good reminder for me. ❤️


  3. Beautiful colours, beautiful quote. ❤️

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