How Are You Feeling?

I love color!  It can brighten up my day when I’m feeling a bit moody:

completed circles - 4

I started this mixed media piece by painting shapes on a 140 lb hot press paper with a cheap set of watercolors and Neocolor wax pastels.  I softened the wax pastels with a little water to brighten the shapes.  After it dried, I drew a face with a Zig writer pen:

face over colored shapes - 1

Next, I started adding circles of color with my Prismacolor pencils:

colored pencil dots - 2

I kept adding more color pencil and watched how the colors affected the mood of the drawing:

more circles of color - 3

This was a really fun experiment!  I hope it brightens your day!

completed circles - 4

Happy Creating!  🙂

30 responses to “How Are You Feeling?

  1. Catherine Johnson

    Yes it does! Thanks for sharing how you did it 😃

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  2. Great looking experiment.

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  3. This is great! (K)

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  4. Indeed, this makes me start my day very happy. And it reminds of one of my favorite artist, Fernand Leger. I am intrigued how color and shape can go beyond the subject of the painting…I love it! xo Johanna

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  5. Wonderful, colorful start to my morning Jill! ❤️😃 I like seeing the effect of adding more circles. Since the face didn’t scream a specific emotion, the circles kept changing it. Very cool!! 👍🏻😃

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  6. ; ) Experimenting is always good! Always great to see what you’re up to, sweet Jill

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  7. I’m feeling good now! Love your design and color. Jill, you always full of surprises! 😎

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  8. Super funky! Loved reading about and looking at your process!

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  9. I love the colors you have chosen!

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  10. I love the energy of this, the colors and the design will definitely brighten ones day! Very cool!

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  11. Cool experiment. And wonderful result. Wow. The first version with three shapes shows the face best – the line drawing.. The end result does keep the attention on the piece a lot longer, all the little circle shapes lead the eye around. In this version the eyes seem to attract a lot more attention.
    Yes, cool to think about it. Thanks for sharing the progress, Jill.

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  12. Thanks Corinne! I appreciate your comments! 💜💚💛

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  13. Fantastic – this is really creative!!! I like how you’ve posted each picture so one can see how it all eveloped. Funny you’re writing about pastels – I just got a box as a pressie and was wondering how to use them^^ Thanks for sharing ❤

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  14. Glad you liked it! 😊

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