Art As Meditation

I find creating art can be a form of meditation, especially watercolor.

I started this experiment drawing random circles and squares using Stabilo water-soluble pencils and Faber-Castel watercolor pencils.  I then drew a circular pattern with a number 2 pencil to add interest.  I’m using 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.

Next, I started filling in the outlined shapes with watercolor.

I find this is a good exercise to learn how to control my brush, experiment with color mixing and the ratio of water to paint.

Progress is slow yet steady…

Taking photos of my progress, helps me to create balance, rhythm and interest.  In the two photos above, I discovered after viewing the photo on the left, I needed to add brighter red and yellow in some areas to make them pop, as shown in the photo on the right.

This is still a work in progress, but I’m enjoying the journey of discovery…

Happy Art Making!  Cheers! 🙂


19 responses to “Art As Meditation

  1. I love your form of therapy!!

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  2. Beautiful work, Jill! 💚😊
    I love seeing photos of your process.

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  3. That’s really interesting, especially the pops! I can relate this to designing a flower border, where I would always want some deeply saturated pops of colour in and amongst a pastel scheme.

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  4. I love this form of mediative art. You’ve inspired me again Jill. Maybe I’ll try something similar.

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  5. A few scribbles and look what happens! Awesome Jill.

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  6. A wonderful creative process Jill and a superb way of learning brush control and colour mixing… !

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  7. this is beautiful Jill! Looks like a very fun way to relax!

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  9. That looks like a fun project. I will have to try that sometime.

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