The professor could be a drip sometimes…
So Maryann would come to his rescue!
OK, not really but the title sounded FUN! Remember Gilligan’s Island? If you lived in the United States the 1960’s and ’70’s… (I’m probably dating myself here a little…) 😮 Lol!
I created these paintings with watercolor paint drips and added shading and details with color pencils.
My hubby has the theme song memorized for Gilligan’s Island…Lol! Do you think he watched this show wayyyy too much?
Cheers and HAPPY memories! 🙂
Posted in Drawing, Faces, Humor, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged creative ideas, daily art, drawing, faces, Gilligan's Island, humor, the 100 day project, watercolor, watercolor drips
Toucan Dan can balance a
can bowl with a fish while spinning a dish…
And riding a squishy “Ish”!
May your balancing act (life) be full of happy surprises…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, Humor, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged can do attitude, creative ideas, fun, happy, humor, Imaginary creatures, imagination, mixed media, paper collage, playful, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
Yesterday, I decided to challenge myself with creating faces from pieces of collage paper in my sketchbook. I used scrap pieces of my gelli-printed paper, text from old books such as a dictionary, scrapbook paper, sheet music and a postage stamp! 🙂
Here is my beginning:
And my finished piece:
I was having so much fun I had to add a couple more faces! Do you have a favorite?
Perhaps I will inspire you to give it a try! Happy Monday!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, imaginary drawings, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized
Tagged #the100dayproject, creative, creative ideas, daily practice, drawing, drawing faces, Expressions, fun, gelli-printed paper, imagination, mixed media art, paper scraps, sketchbook, whimsical
In continuation of yesterday’s post, I discovered an exciting new way to complete my third collaged background from the fantastic, Australian artist, Toni Burt. I discovered her YouTube videos and online classes from a friend on Instagram.
I started with the same background in my sketchbook but added some white and blue acrylic paint to mute it. As you can see below:
After my paint dried, I covered my page with clear gesso to give it some “tooth” so I could draw my face on top.
I then went though the steps I learned in Toni’s class, “Flowers In Her Hair,” to create this beauty:
I hope you check out Toni’s classes at ToniBurt.com.au – I found the cost of her classes to be very reasonable for the amount of material she covers.
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, Drawing, Faces, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paint, art journal, creative ideas, drawing faces, flowers, graphite, inspiration, Learning to draw, mixed media art, online art classes, paper collage, roses, soft pastels
Creating a face every day on Instagram can be challenging for the 100-day project that I started April 4th. Yet, probably not in the manner you think! 😉
Let’s face it… I cannot draw a face with the SAME materials every day. I need variety!
I have created faces with collage papers but not on a collaged background. So this began my recent challenge for myself.
I started by randomly gluing pieces of papers in my sketchbook with a glue stick. I chose papers without a lot of pattern and light in color so my pencil sketch would show up.
Here is my collaged background and my completed pencil sketch of my first experiment:
I tried to select papers in colors that went well together but not spend too much time on it. In other words, I didn’t over think it!
My second one, I added color pencils to my pencil sketch:
Tomorrow, I will show you how I created my third collaged piece a little differently.
These were super fun to do! I hope you give it a try!
Posted in Drawing, Faces, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged #the100dayproject, Art, art challenge, creative ideas, drawing faces, experiment, faces, inspiration, Learning to draw, paper collage, personal challenge
Why do you think this bird is dancing?
I look forward to hearing your response!
I will share my answer next Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Humor, Mixed Media, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged creative ideas, Dancing, fun, funky, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, mixed media art, paper collage, Weird Bird Wednesday
Thank you all for your input on my 4 color painting! I liked ALL your suggestions so it was really difficult for me to choose which ones to ADD to my pages…
I hope you like the additions I made and look forward to hearing what you think!
Thanks again EVERYONE for your comments and likes!!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, color experiments, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, acrylic paint, art journal, color experiment, Colorful, creative ideas, creative play, gelli-printed paper, inspiration, mixed media art, paper collage, pattern play, quotes
Sometimes it is fun to limit a painting to certain perimeters. I decided to try these four colors in my art journal as part of an assignment from Carla Sonheim’s year long class:
I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics in Medium Magenta, Cadmium Orange, Payne’s Gray and a light gray blend (Titanium White mixed with Payne’s Gray).
I don’t think it is done. What would you do to complete it?
Would you add another color? Glue collage on top? Add a quote or a poem?
I look forward to hearing your ideas!
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, Art Journal, color experiments, Uncategorized
Tagged 4 colors, abstract art, acrylic paints, art journal, color experiment, creative ideas, creative play, fun, inspiration, patterns, stencil
A friend’s mom was having a birthday and asked for postcards with cats to wish her a happy day. It was easier for me to use postcards that were cut and ready for art.
I decided to combine collage using gelli-printed paper and Neocolors water-soluble crayons (since they happened to be next to me.) Here are the ones I did for her mom:
They were so much fun to make that I decided to create several for my mother-in-law too! She loves flowers! 🌷
I know I enjoy receiving cards in the mail so I think she will too. I will make several in advance so I can mail one a week.
Who do you know that would love to receive a postcard in the mail with your art?
Posted in Cats, Flowers, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged birds, Birthdays, cats, creative ideas, daily art, encouragement, flowers, fun, gelli-printed paper, happy, inspiration, mixed media, paper collage, postcard art, whimsical
I came up with this idea to draw nature’s patterns on small squares of paper. I thought it might give me inspiration when I’m creating my art doodles.
The first ones I did on a 2 inch square piece of cardstock. On the front is the pattern, shape or form of my subject in ink pen with color:
And on the back side is the date, identity of my subject and where I got my inspiration.
I discovered the 2 inch size paper to be too small so I changed to a 2.5 inch square. Here are some squares I did recently:
Most of my inspiration for these subjects came from the internet. These art squares are really fun to do and give me ideas for other art subjects to explore such as the eyes of animals.
I encourage you to give this square idea a try!
Posted in Doodles, Drawing, Nature Journal, Uncategorized
Tagged color, creative ideas, creative play, daily art, doodle, drawing, form, inspiration, nature, patterns, shapes, square idea