I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim to create a drawing with just seven lines. Carla calls it a haiku drawing, I call it FUN! 🙂
I created seven different shapes of fish – each one with just seven lines in my sketchbook:
Next, I brushed some watercolor paint onto my Gelli Plate and stamped it onto my paper. I love the unexpected results of this technique!
I like that the Gelli Plate is available in a variety of sizes now such as this one which is 3 x 5 inches:
Have you ever used a Gelli Plate for stamping or monoprinting? I’d love if you shared your experience with me!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Fish, gelli printing, Haiku, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #create50fish, art journal, color play, creative ideas, drawing, experiment, fish, Gelli Plate, haiku, sketchbook, stamping, technique, watercolor
I was researching the Black-capped Chickadee and discovered on Allaboutbirds.org that its song differs depending on where the bird lives.
“In most of North America, its song is a simple, pure 2 or 3 note whistled fee-bee or hey, sweetie.”
Here is a watercolor painting I completed of two Black-capped Chickadees. Part of the exercise was learning how to paint a stone wall and fence in Val Webb’s online class. It is my last assignment for this class but I will keep painting and learning about birds!
Did you know that the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the first birds that people learn about? I’m not sure I have ever seen one in my area. But now I’m going to be listening for its song of 3 to 4 notes of the same pitch.
Do you know what tune this bird whistles where you live?
Happy Bird Watching!
Posted in Song Birds, Watercolor
Tagged Art, bird watching, birds, classes, creative, fences, learning, painting, song birds, stone walls, technique, watercolor, whistles