Completed another portrait in my art journal a few days ago. I’ve really been working on my drawing, proportions and also my watercolor painting of faces and that was this girls only purpose. The techniques I learned for this girl are new for me and challenging but closer to what I have been chasing and where I want to go . Watercolors are so challenging but so amazing to me. You can do so many different things and different techniques and I am enjoying learning and painting and discovering what I can do with them. I have already drawn a few more since learning these new skills and will continue to paint and stay here. I feel comfortable here and going to stay here awhile.
My latest painting I completed late last night. This year, one of my resolutions was to challenge myself artistically and finish my classes. There are a lot of things here that I have never done and things that I need to work on but what I am happy with her and feel I accomplished expressing what I was after. A girl who is daydreaming and escaping in her flowers and pink wine on a dreary day somewhere fabulous.
Before and After of Bloom 2 was created with watercolors, Primsa Pencils, Aqua Pastels, Scrap Paper, Gesso and digital elements. I have goals that I am working on artistically as well as personally and am feeling a great sense of accomplishment lately. Almost a feeling of starting to bloom.
Busy weekend for painting this weekend. “Practice makes perfect” and I am going full steam ahead with this. I am submitting my art work for the first time at the member show this year with our local art council. I have previously submitted my photography but this year it will be my artwork and I am really excited about this. I haven’t decided what I am submitting yet, but I am enjoying the creative part of figuring that out!
This WIP is mixed media and a combination of Jane Davenport’s aqua pastels, prima pencils, pen and ink, scrap paper, windsor newton watercolors, charcoal pencils.