This is a little peek at the drawing I've begun based on the photograph in my last post. I'm using copic liner-markers on Strathmore watercolor paper at the moment, and will be adding color using watercolors.
I'm really looking forward to sharing the progress of this piece!
I'm sure I'm not the only artist who squeezes out portions of color from his or her collection of paint tubes, only to find that once the painting is finished, there are little mounds of still-usable paint left on the palette. (Of course, by palette, in my case I mean the plastic lid to a cool whip bowl.)
If we're discussing watercolors, the paint is perfectly fine to leave alone until water is added once again. But...what do we do with those little globs of acrylics that will soon be a psychedelic relief map?
I admit to resorting to storing my palette full of still-wet paint in a ziploc bag, which did the trick for a day or so. I think I might have been on to something, but it wasn't exactly perfect...
On a side note, I've been known to make use of even paint spills:
Yes, that watercolor ACEO is from a puddle of watercolor that had gotten spilled on some furniture. (oops!) I hastily used some of it before the rest was wiped up with a rag.
Last weekend I had finished an acrylic painting, and had quite a bit of paint left over. Of course, I hated to see all of it go to wasted, so I began dabbing bits of it onto cold-pressed paper, and came up with a few ACEOs.
I'm actually quite happy with the results, and now am faced with the task of giving each of them a title. Which could be another entire post in itself...
It began with this little ACEO, aptly named "The Color of inspiration".
The colorful journey continues, in bright florals and paisleys sparkling with glitter.
Each of these as well as those to come in the series will be an original, collectible work of art. Be sure to take a look
at them all!
.Today I was inspired to do the first of my series: this evening I worked on the first painting, which is a small acrylic cityscape measuring about 6" X 6" in deep blue and green hues, accented with yellows and oranges. The title of the painting is "A Night in the City", and I hope to create many more in this series in the coming weeks.
If you've read my blog at blogspot.com, you've seen my post mentioning that I'm starting a new series of paintings involving
After a trip to the craft store on Saturday, which usually gets me in the mood to paint, I had the urge to get creative with a few tubes of paint and a few brushes...
Lately, I've wanted to paint things that were either very fantastic or whimsical, or very abstract...
So, today I started not one, but two miniature abstract paintings that I think will end up turning out really nicely.
Besides interesting color combinations and brush strokes that resemble waves, I'll be adding a bit more texture to these little paintings - something that I think might be a part of my creations in the near future.
My newest listing, for instance, is quite textured - with peaks and waves of bright color forming throughout the miniature abstract scene...
So, stay connected, keep an eye on this site and my etsy shop for more unsual, colorful, and imaginative art.