I am still working on my Lupine seedpod painting from Tuesday…
I added Golden fluid acrylics to some of the background in Cobalt Turquois and stenciled some dots with Transparent Red Iron Oxide. I also added doodles with a white gel pen.
Next, I softened the black outlines with water:
I plan on adding some collage papers next. Hopefully, I can complete it this weekend!
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Art, color play, creative, doodles, experiment, fluid acrylics, fun, mixed media, nature, painting process, patterns, stencils, white gel pen
Remember the Nasturtium flowers I drew in my art journal last month? Well, I decided to try painting them loosely in watercolors this week.
I started with painting wet-into-wet on 140 lb cold press paper. You can see it in the photo on the left. It was a cloudy day so perfect weather for painting outside.
I had my trusty helper, Jack, close by:
So I was ready to begin. I tried not to overthink it:
I added a few more details with watercolor:
I couldn’t leave it alone so I added a few color pencil details…
I didn’t like the look of the color pencils so I tried adding some watercolor pencils. But the more I fiddled with it, the more I disliked it. So I decided to give it a rest and come back to it later.
Here is one more photo for you to enjoy. I just love these bright orange flowers!
Wishing you a sunny Sunday and happy painting! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Flowers, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, Art, art journal, art practice, color pencils, creative, flowers, painting loosely, painting outdoors, painting process, Sunny Sunday, watercolor
I just finished my second, big, 24 x 30 inch flower painting from Lynn Whipple’s Big Bold Bloom Painting class that I’m taking online. I just LOVE Lynn’s enthusiasm! 🙂
I know how much you enjoyed seeing my process photos from my last big painting so here are some more for you!
More additions with drips and splatters:
Painted the background a dark blue and added an orange table top:
Added pastels – here are some close-up images:
After I sprayed my piece with a varnish, I lost some of my pastels so I added some oil pastels on top.
My finished piece on a shelf in my dining room:
All this from a beautiful flower bouquet – my inspiration:
Happy Spring! 🙂
Posted in Acrylic Paint, Flowers, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic painting, Art, art classes, color experiment, color play, creative, flower bouquet, flowers, inspiration, oil pastels, painting process, photography, soft pastels, Spring