WIP – Art Jounal Work In Progress

My current work in progress.  I have been learning new techniques and can’t seem to let go of that at the moment.  That is what is going into my current work.  There are quite a few drawings not portrait related that I want to paint but am stuck on this at the moment. It’s very rewarding to see myself get closer to what I am after.  I wish I could just let certain things go and not make it so hard but am also learning that this quest and desire to reach for things makes me grow.  This is all watercolor at the moment and I have been challenging myself to do more of this recently.

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WIP – Forest Dreams 2

This is my latest work in progress and I’m loving the process. She is created from watercolors and mostly mermaid markers. These mermaid markers by Jane Davenport use to scare me so much but not there is just something so rewarding and amazing when I use them to create. I love watching the colors blend and it can be done so many different ways. I love watercolors so much and creating this way, it brings out the little girl in me who loves to play in the water. When I think back a year ago of how I wanted to use these and how I am using them now, I am so glad I pushed through all those ugly phases and continued working with them. She is not completed and is a work in progress but I can already see what she is becoming and am excited to continue the process and play in the colors!!

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(WIP) Turning Darkness Into Light

WIP (Work in Progress) currently untitled – When you can release what hides in your mind.  This is a quick snap of part of the painting that will take awhile. I’m pretty pleased with it so far and am again, challenging myself to do things I have never done.  So far I am using only Daniel Smith watercolors.

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WIP: 2/11 -2 Mixed Media

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.

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