Last Friday, I had a little time to create one of Carla Sonheim’s assignments from the year long online class I’m taking from her.
We were to collect some items from nature and arrange them in a pleasing manner:
I collected the above items from my yard. 🙂
Next, I drew them quickly with pencil:
I added oil pastels to my pencil sketch by starting with a light color and layering a darker color on top. I added details by scratching into the oil pastels with a wooden pencil.
I wasn’t totally liking the oil pastels so I scraped white acrylic paint over it:
I like the muted look better… I’d like to try my nature study in watercolor too!
Happy Monday! I hope your day is blossoming into a good week…
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I spotted a yellow, Yackety-Yack…
Who was yacking with a wild Yak…
But this silly Yak wouldn’t talk back… Can you believe that?!!
If you are feeling out of wack, I hope today’s post puts you back on track!
Or at least gives you a smile! 🙂
bird animal Wednesday!
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I invented this word, perifish.
I thought it was an interesting word for this post about a pear and a fish.
I was experimenting with Rembrandt soft pastels yesterday and this wild pear apPEARed:
Do you think it is of the Rainbow variety?
And Sennelier extra soft pastels for this colorful fish:
It looks like a happy, Clown fish to me!
Color always brightens a cloudy day for me – I hope it brings you a smile!
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I’m making progress on the two acrylic flower paintings on canvas that I started last week that you can find, here.
I’m adding details with soft pastels which is a fairly new medium for me. But first, I added a layer of Liquitex clear gesso over the acrylic painting. It is like a pastel ground. It dries clear but feels a little like sandpaper to the touch. Without it, the pastels aren’t as vibrant.
Here is my liquid lava one:
And the more subdued one:
I’m not sure if they are done. I will let them rest a few days to see how I feel about them. If I am done, I will spray them with a fixative.
Take time to smell some flowers today – if only in your imagination! 🙂
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