watercolor, tempera and artist tape.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming…okay ALOT. I could be a big worry wart and make myself sick… but where would I be? I’d be lost. If I’m lost then how can I be my best? I’ve always had a creative imagination. My best is embracing new ideas even if it means I leave the most comfortable place. The weird AMAZINGNESS is that art gives me comfort. Ideas excite me and fill my days with pizzazz.
Here’s what I mean. This blogger had an amazing idea to paint trees using artist tape. She painted a winter scene. I had to try this, only I painted a scene for my book.
Step 1 apply artist tape on paper. This was fun because it’s a new idea!
I had an idea to explore different mixed media techniques. My plan was simple and beautiful. Sure takes the pressure off of learning to draw. I am learning to draw BUT now I’m drawing my way. This feels Sooo much better. As I look at this, I realize that I want a more organic feel.
Step 2. I used a paint brush to paint the background. I was thinking lovely shades of analogous color. David and Goliath showed up. I had two options. I could continue to work or start over. I am after all creative right? I kept on mixing no matter what. I had his idea to use yellow tempera paint. I applied paint with a dab motion. Oh and I used the contrast technique I learned. I mixed in a little red with green to create contrasting shades. Afer all was said and done, I noted a Big something. I didn’t leave space around the small trees for perspective. I guess this still looks okay. I had painted Treasure Tree Hill…this wonderful place where Dimples tests his flyer because he wants to fly, even though dogs don’t fly.
If a first you don’t succeed try again. I referenced an awesome picture I found online….
but I painted Treasure Tree Hill.
I used salt to give the hill texture. I even painted the lopsided lollipop tree. I need to paint Dimples of course. I’ve sketched him but not sure I want to mess up what I’ve done so far. I’m so happy with this idea. I want to sell limited edition tree theme art prints. Wonder what my fans think.
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible!
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