Today’s weird bird is often found in the tropics where the weather is warm and there is no snow…
A MuuMuu Bird
According to Wikipedia.com; the word, mu’umu’u (pronounced mu:mu) means “cut-off” in Hawaiian because the dress originally lacked a yoke.
If you ever see a MuuMuu bird let me know!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Cheers to tropical breezes and sunshine if only in my imagination! 🙂
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I was experimenting with acrylic paint and India ink yesterday….
And I created this tropical Flamingo by drawing with an ink dropper and then scraping acrylic paint over it:
Isn’t it wild?! 😉
I next experimented with some drips:
Then I cut this paper into strips and 100 tropical hearts:
I plan to use them in my art journals… what would you do with them?
I hope you have a LOVEly Monday!
Posted in Abstract Art, Acrylic Paint, color experiments, Drawing, ink, love, paper scraps, Uncategorized, Whimsical Art
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Many of you know that I like to take online art classes. They challenge me to “think outside the paint box.” A recent assignment from Lynn Whipple in “The Year of The Spark” which is a year long creativity class co-taught with Carla Sonheim – was to create a self-portrait using a limited palette.
I like bright colors! Can you tell?
I started my self-portrait by making a couple of quick sketches.
I then decided on my 5 colors for my limited palette. They have a tropical feel, don’t you think?
I then drew myself with a black sharpie pen on a 8×10 inch canvas board.
I quickly painted using Golden fluid acrylics mixed with gloss medium. I did this in about 5 minutes so that I wouldn’t over think it.
It was really fun! I don’t know how much it looks like me but it does show my cheerful personality! 🙂
I challenge you to create a self-portrait with a limited color palette! You may be surprised!
“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel
Happy Painting! 🙂
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