I just love the way paint puddles and highlights the texture of the gesso. I have inspirational stickers I am thinking of adding to these. Mmm… maybe I will add them to the back instead. Ha ha ha. Five more started last night. Hope you are enjoying some creative time as well!
Why is it so easy for me to forget how fun it is to use watercolor with gesso? Messy, uncontrollable… fun! I have about 18 of these started, making ready for two different swaps. The Global heART Exchange, and Pals Poist, with Jacinta Moore. Maybe I will see you there.
Pals Poist was created by Jacinta. If you are interested, check her out on Instagram. Each artist connects with individuals they would like to swap with. The swap begins in March. There is no theme, and you can choose how many you would like to swap with. If you are not on Instagram, but want to swap, let me know in a comment.
This is really a pretty little painting. But the scan made everything neon. And this photo makes everything dark and dreary. I suppose that is fitting for Halloween.
I was craving some time with my brush, so I painted the little blue vase, and I started a larger piece. I made marks with an Inktense pencil. Felt better after, calm, so it was time well spent. A welcome break from tech chores.
Marks or Madness?
Came across these, thought you might have a laugh.
I never knew Halloween was a big for dating.
I think I’ll stick with candy. You can see more cards here.
This started as an abstracted landscape. But I botched it. I kept going, and this is the result. Passable. There are some redeeming qualities in the sky. Blooms and soft areas.
For Those In Peril On The Sea
Eternal Father strong to save Whose arm has bound the restless wave Who bids the mighty ocean deep It’s own appointed limits keep O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the sea
Oh Christ whose voice the waters heard And hushed their raging at Thy word Who walkest on the foamy deep And how amidst the storm did sleep O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the sea
Eternal Father strong to save Whose arm has bound the restless wave, Who bids the mighty ocean deep It’s own appointed limits keep, O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the sea
Oh Christ, the Lord of hill and plain, O’er which our traffic runs amain. By mountain pass or valley low, Wherever, Lord our brethren go, Protect them by Thy guarding hand From every peril on the land
O Spirit, whom the Father sent To spread abroad the firmament. Oh wind of heaven, by Thy might Save all who dare the eagle’s flight. And keep them by thy watchful care From every peril in the air
O Trinity of love and power, Our brethren shield in danger’s hour. From rock and tempest, fire, and foe Protect them wheresoe’er they go. That evermore shall rise to Thee, Glad praise from air and land and sea
I meant for the background to be more pinkish, but I do like the warmth. The vase is a mix of Bordeaux and Burnt Sienna, not sure any of the red shows though. The other colors are the same as yesterday. Turner jaune brilliant (red), yellow ochre, Naples yellow and cerulean, and cad yellow. The centers are spidery, like mini lightning bolts. The effect of wet color spreading into drier color. They actually dried that way! Usually the paint continues to spread and that effect is lost.
I started one of the classes I purchased on Udemy. Painting abstract landscapes in watercolor, with Jean Lurssen. It is pretty basic, but she did help me see things differently. I am looking forward to putting those lessons to use. I also purchased her class on painting dramatic skies.
Right now classes are on sale, starting at $11.99! Take a look, and if you purchase through this link, I will earn a little something towards another class. (Thank you kindly.)