Something fun & summery to brighten your day, “Koi Pond.”
My favorite “subject” to photograph and now draw, Chloe ~ our little Bichon Frise. She sat still enough for me to capture her … twice! Happy Father’s Day!
Watercolor, colored pencil, marker, and white chalk paint on tan toned paper.
Mixed media – collage, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, chalk paint, a real bougainvillea bract!
“Iris” (Iris pseudacorus) – watercolor and colored pencil, with black acrylic background.
Painting or drawing without focus … without a clear intention … without expectations or ideas. Just seeing where the paint and pen take me. That’s what I’ve been doing lately. It can be ultra frustrating but I try to keep at it and see what I can get out of the exercise. Here, too many colors and not enough clarity … but I say OK. It’s imaginary. I was surprised to find the orange and purple bougainvilleas that I just placed in the garden cropped up here, unintentionally. And I went with that. Maybe a little too far.
This is something a little new to me, art journaling. It’s not so much compositionally focused, but more an exploration. This page was made using collage, watercolor, dip pen and ink, markers, and chalk paint. The three pots of herbs I painted from my imagination the other day, and the yellow flower bud in the right corner is from my garden. The garden, outdoors, and nature are a never-ending source of inspiration.