So glad I saw this on You Tube! The idea was that you take a bunch of Q-tips and wrap them up together with a big rubber band. So you use this new Q-tip brush to then dip in paint to create instant awesome flowers.
I love the idea but I didn’t feel like wasting a bunch of Q-tips. I didn’t want to paint flowers BUT I want to paint trees. I have lots of trees to paint for my new side project– Wise Trees. I had an idea. I simply mix-up tempera red and white, a little water and a touch of pink watercolor of course. Maybe some brown, just to create a warm pink.
Okay so that didn’t go well. Wait, the color is fabulous but the branches are WAY to thick and heavy. No need to mention that I didn’t blend the paint on the branches or the trunk right. Besides, the pink here is so pretty. I can’t get over how pretty my pink is. And with the shade of brown…wish is worked out. Well I do have lots more paint.
Alright so here we go. Not the same wonderful color but still a beauty. I painted the tree with a marker. I colored with a marker then applied water with a paint brush. Not bad. I LOVE the idea of using mixed media to practice my art skills and at the same time focus on a project like my book. Wise Trees is an amazing book that combines my love of nature, painting and writing.
Next week I’ll paint more trees and tackle the love poem. I keep writing. Oh the frustration but I have fun. Oh and I’ll be working on a pink tree. Maybe the Q-tip idea will work for my tree after all?
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.