Child Labor Meets World Watercolor Month (21/31)

wp-1469155437163.jpgI once again conscripted child labor for today’s world watercolor month post. I’m a terrible person and I know it!

This is 3 year old Karson and 7 year old Camden collaborating on a painting using a standard school watercolor set and my aqua brushes. Much fun was had by all! I’m thinking I’m going to need another set for the kids.

 

 

World Watercolor Month (17/31)

Minecraft  Steve by Makai
#worldwatercolormonth Makai’s

Creating anything right now is almost impossible so I borrowed 2 young artists and we played with my koh I noor watercolor wheel from dickblick.com about $8.00 USD and my aqua brushes.

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Shanell and her first watercolor

Makai did 2 paintings and tried a tree before deciding “Minecraft Steve” was the way to go. He learned a little about wet and dry applications but mostly had lots of fun!

This pretty little miss, Shanell, is 9 years old and loved the layering of colors, as well as drawing dots and designs.

I’ve done a few which I’ll share over the next few days but my creativity is dead. Hopefully, this isn’t over.

 

World Watercolor Month (18/31) Meets Tangling

I’m so lost I struggle to write.  The thoughts in my head are jumbled, confused, sporadic. Plenty to say but I’m completely unable to form cogent thoughts.  I still seem to be able to create, but not well. So I’m trying to stick with watercolor but needed some zenspiration.

This pattern/ tangle is called ribbon petals and was created (or deconstructed) by an artist from Australia named Helen Williams. Check out some amazing art as well as her wonderful tangle patterns here: Helen Williams site  alittlelime.blogspot.com

I can’t continue so I will see you tomorrow.  Happy #worldwatercolormonth

World Watercolor Month (Day 4/31) Happy Independence Day!

It’s so important to me to remember the significance of this day. I have lived in other countries and it helped me to understand that although I don’t agree with my country’s politics and I despair over our choices for the next presidential election, I still am so grateful to live in this country where I can disagree and try to reach my full potential as a woman. There may be other places in the world where this can happen but nowhere else do women have the opportunity to act and speak and succeed based on our own drive and intelligence. No, our country isn’t even close to perfect, but I’m still SO thankful to live here in the United States of America! Happy Independence Day!

OK so I cheated a bit on this painting. I used a Sharpie Poster Paint marker for white accents (hey! It’s water based!). And I used blue and red glitter pens to make it sparkle, unfortunately I’m the only one that can see the glitter 😃.

See everyone tomorrow, when hopefully it will be a better try!

Happy Independence Day!

World Watercolor Month (day 3/31)

Today was harder.  I tried going red with the flowers and ended with a gloppy brown mess! (Yes, now gloppy is a word, you’ll find many new words here, I need to inform Dictionary.com!) So, I’ve decided to work on a small scale and be simple today. I decided to sketch in a flower instead of just glopping (see? It’s a verb!) paint on the page as I did yesterday.


And once again I am surprised by the end.  Not so bad for a 2nd try!

World Watercolor Month (2/31)

According to fellow blogger Laura at createarteveryday.com,  July is official World Watercolor Month! Check out her blog for great watercolor tips and ideas. In keeping with this I’m going to take a shaking step into the watercolor media. I’ve always wanted to learn,  I have a bargain set of 12 Daler Rowney tubes (if you even call them that) but I’m saving for a set with a few more color choices.

Yesterday I watched about 10 YouTube tutorials and got some really great tips. So today I used the back of my test page yesterday. I didn’t expect to like what came out so I wasn’t worried about it showing through. As with all things art, expect the unexpected. I was  pleasantly surprised by the outcome even with the limited palette choice. I don’t know if I will get a watercolor every day this month done but I will certainly be doing more. Thanks for the encouragement Laura!