Yes, it’s time for another painting challenge starting Monday, September 1st. I will join 700 other artists and attempt to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. Of course that means painting small. Most of my little art is only 4″ x 4″ or 5″ x 7″. I like to paint on Ampersand Aquabord with watercolors. It is a sturdy panel with an absorbent surface. I thought I would get ahead of the game and start to draw a few things. These are still in the ink stage. Next I will add color with watercolors. Then I spray them with multiple coats of varnish to make the color permanent. Before I start drawing on the aquabord, I sketch some ideas on paper. I thought you would like to see some pages in one of my sketchbooks. These are real rough sketches–and they all don’t become paintings. I just kick the ideas around for awhile. I am somewhat embarrassed to show these, but maybe you will see that I’m just doodling, really.
Well now you have had a peek into the process of a “not so fine” artist! I will start posting finished paintings on Monday, September 1st. If you want to see daily art from hundreds of other (real) artists who have signed up for the challenge, check out artist Leslie Saeta’s blog at lesliesaeta.blogspot.com
I haven’t been doing much painting lately, and it shows! I thought I would do something fast and simple to get back into the groove. But then I agonized way too much over this one–the colors were all wrong! I finally decided to stop fiddling with it and be done!
Well, it’s looks like the birds won this one. But this good natured giraffe doesn’t seem to mind! I couldn’t decide on a background color on this one, so I just left it white. I like the clean look.
Original watercolor on board with easel 5″ x 7″ $38 in my Etsy shop. Buy it here.
Is this a cat? Is it a tiger? You decide. And do heart trees grow in the jungle? They do in my world! This one is pure fantasy fun.
Watercolor on Aquabord 5×7 inches. $38 with easel See it now in my Etsy Shop.
I guess this would be considered another one in my “bunny” series. I really don’t think of series, I just like to draw bunnies at the moment. To me, this looks like an old married couple who have grown close together (and alike) over the course of many years.
4″ x 4″ watercolor and ink on aqua board with easel $28 in my Etsy Shop
After I drew and painted this, I wondered why this bunny looked so disappointed when she had 3 wonderful balloons? Well, I could only reason that she was hoping for more! This challenge is turning out to fun. Now my paintings are talking to me!
4″ x 4″ watercolor on aquaboard $28 in my Etsy Shop
It’s not too soon to think about Valentine’s Day. These birds have come to hang out in a garden of hearts. They must be in love!
watercolor on aquabord 4″ x 4″ $28 in my Etsy shop.
I loved drawing these little bunnies. I’m not sure how to classify my little paintings. Folk art? Nursery art? You decide. Right now I’m just having fun with these little “bits”. *SOLD*
4″ x 4″ watercolor on board with easel. $28 See it in my Etsy shop.