I am creating mixed media abstract landscapes for my November square-a-day project.
I have discovered how much I enjoy creating these simple landscapes with copic markers and color pencils:
Most of the landscapes are from my imagination. I enjoy trying different color combinations to create a feeling or memory.
Sometimes I will finish them with a little collage. I added Gelli-printed deli paper to this square:
It reminds me of the lake and the repetitive sound of the waves on the sandy beach.
Posted in A Square A Day, Abstract Art, color experiments, color pencil, gelli printing, imagination, landscapes, markers, Mixed Media, paper collage, peace, Reflections, Uncategorized
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Today is Memorial Day in the United States when we proudly wave our American flag to thank ALL who have served our country so we can live in freedom!
Hoorah for the red, white and blue!!
On a side note, it has been a windy, rainy and cool weekend at the lake. We have spent much of it indoors; reading, napping and eating! 😉
What have you been doing over the weekend to relax?
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Tagged American Flag, freedom, grateful, lake, Memorial Day, peace, relaxing, Remembrance, Thank you veterans, thankful
I was saddened yesterday by another senseless high school shooting near me at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington. One student was killed and 3 more injured but should survive. The shooter is in custody – a student.
I am thinking about the teachers, families and children who were affected by this terrible violence when creating this drawing and lighting a candle of peace.
I do not know the people who were shot but I think a tragedy such as this touches us all. Hug those you love today…
Peace Friends! 💜
Scattered rain showers at the lake on Saturday so I sketched a wild rose in pencil. I forgot to bring my watercolors so I had to wait until I got home to complete it:
I identified this rose as a Baldhip or Wood rose. You can see rain droplets in the above photo against a “temporary” blue sky. Rain is good for many things – a long walk, a good night’s sleep and time to sketch.
After my pencil sketch, I decided to try a looser format in my art journal. I started this sketch on Saturday evening and finished it the following night with a black Micron pen:
I was upset and saddened by the recent, senseless shooting violence in Orlando, Florida. So I decided to paint my roses yesterday in the colors of a Peace Rose.
I don’t know if it is possible to paint peace but I gave it my best try. 🙂
Posted in Abstract Art, Doodles, Drawing, Flowers, Nature Journal, Uncategorized
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