Art journaling

I’ve been itching to play with paints in my art journals lately. I always have at least 2 art journals going at once. Yesterday, I played in the small one (4.5″ x 6.5″) with watercolor pencils for a still-life while today, I played in the bigger one (8.5″ x 11″) with acrylics and ink for an abstract. Here are the results:

At work, for my fine motor group, we practiced our writing skills and pencil grasps by completing some drawings: adding feathers to an owl, scales to a fish, stripes to a zebra, etc. I kept telling the kids that this wasn’t to work fast but to work well as some of them were rushing through the pages. I asked a few of them to erase and restart some of their work as it was too sloppy but in general, they did well. I’m really impressed by their skills.

That’s all for today. I hope you have a nice weekend and I’ll be back on Sunday.

Alcohol ink postcards

Since starting this daily art project, I’ve been using techniques and products I hadn’t touched in a long time. And today was no different. I brought the alcohol inks out and some glossy paper which I cut to postcard size, 4″ x 6″.

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I’m not sure if I’ll leave them as is or if I’ll add to them. I could draw with a Sharpie, or stamp with StazOn ink, or even collage on top. What do you think?

Once again, thanks for visiting and have a nice weekend!

Watercolor fun

Today, I decided to play with my watercolor paints. I’ve been inspired by my friend, Ceecee as well as Coco Bee, two wonderful artists from Montreal. If you don’t know them, visit their pages or their YouTube channels here and here.

Watercolor fun

The watercolor set I use is an old one from Pelikan that I bought almost 20 years ago. I also use a few Twinling H2Os as accents. Here, I splattered some Egyptian Gold on the abstract painting and some Mango Freeze on the tree’s foliage. For the abstract, I used more of a wet-on-wet approach where you wet the paper before adding paint. The outer splatters are on dry paper. The tree was an experiment. I like how it turned out but I might try something a bit different next time.

Are you more abstract, whimsical or realist when it comes to painting? Personally, I love creating abstract and whimsical art but I’m not very good at realism. If you have any recommendations for watercolor artists to follow, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Thanks for visiting!

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