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Art As Meditation

I find creating art can be a form of meditation, especially watercolor.

I started this experiment drawing random circles and squares using Stabilo water-soluble pencils and Faber-Castel watercolor pencils.  I then drew a circular pattern with a number 2 pencil to add interest.  I’m using 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.

Next, I started filling in the outlined shapes with watercolor.

I find this is a good exercise to learn how to control my brush, experiment with color mixing and the ratio of water to paint.

Progress is slow yet steady…

Taking photos of my progress, helps me to create balance, rhythm and interest.  In the two photos above, I discovered after viewing the photo on the left, I needed to add brighter red and yellow in some areas to make them pop, as shown in the photo on the right.

This is still a work in progress, but I’m enjoying the journey of discovery…

Happy Art Making!  Cheers! 🙂

 

A Doodle Bowl

I’m trying to eat healthier in the new year.  I was inspired by a recent cookbook I purchased on meals in a bowl to create this doodle using Faber-Castell’s water-soluble pencils.

Below are shapes from my imagination but they do look like veggies to me:

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After adding water with a paint brush, I think the doodle looks more complex:

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Tomorrow I will add color – just for fun!

Enjoy your day!  Cheers! 🙂