My path this month was a winding one. I started loose and organic. Sketchy. Day four found me heavy into digital patterns and textures. That one was a lot of work. I managed to regain a looser feel at times. But often I was much more stylized than I had planned to be.
I struggled with abstracts. I refused to give up though. I did ten. Triple that if I count all the failures. Of those, there are only two I consider very good. Days 9 & 22. Even though it is slightly goofy, I also like day 17, the Kachina. I didn’t know what I was gonna do with that mess of a blob. 😆
Having considered my favorites for the month, I am having a hard time selecting two for the group board. Many of my favorites were chosen as much for what I learned, as for how they look. And I have to laugh, that my go to yellow was only prominent in 6 paintings. I know Val is thrilled. 😆 Shades of pink and warm white ruled this month.
September was a challenging month. Sometimes frustrating. I learned something new each day, with each piece. Learning is always awesome, in my book. Score! 😆
If you would like to see them in full detail, visit my Instagram profile.
As always, the connections, and conversations with friends made the month JOYFUL! Seeing their work each day is so inspiring! Stay tuned! The group gallery will be ready soon!
Wishing you JOY!
And inspired creating!
This month I worked in watercolor, and used digital collage to add patterns & texture details to each piece. I concentrated on florals and experimented with abstracts.
I used the Angora Opaque Watercolor, Skin Tone set. Some are opaque (gouache), some are transparent watercolor. They are highly pigmented, with rich hues and easy workability. They are non toxic, with an excellent lightfast rating. Crafted in Germany.
To be honest, my goal was to use up the set, so I could justify buying a new one. 😂
It’s easy to see what colors I use, and which ones I haven’t.
Looking through my blog gallery for these images, I see that I purchased this in May of last year, so they’ve lasted a long time. Worth the investment. Good to know!
I really struggled with abstracts this month. I found videos by Denise Love. Some of her shorts, and I really like her intuitive style. I posted ten abstracts. But for each of those, I painted three to five others before I had something I could work with. I will keep trying though. 😂
Below are a few close-ups to see more details.
You can see them all in more detail on my Instagram profile.
I apologize for falling behind on posting here on the blog. I fell behind early in the month, and it took awhile to get back in the flow. I really appreciate having you follow along, and sharing your insights and ideas. Thank you!
Tomorrow I will share the collage of all the art created this month, as well as my favorites. And soon after, the group art gallery.