World Watercolor Month: Days 7-8

ATC, doodles, Watercolor

So, my abstract watercolor ATC challenge is continuing. I have made two ATCs and one Yupo abstract over for days 7 and 8.

The first one is an ATC on cold pressed watercolor paper:


The second I did is this Yupo color mixing and doodling:


A friend of mine on Instagram wrote it looks like turkey 😀 I can see some bird features, such as three wings… I could imagine this on my t-shirt!

And the third one I made last night is ATC on hot-pressed paper with two funny faces hiding in between shapes:


Tomorrow is my traveling day, so I will probably not post, but I will keep painting. Very happy with what I achieved this week, even though I had to spend days in the office. Seems that small size abstracts are quick and achievable. They are also quite pretty I think 🙂

World Watercolor Month Days 4-6

ATC, Watercolor

This is working guys! I managed not to miss a single day out of six, and actually I made two the day before yesterday. YAY! As I said, or maybe I did not, I am doing abstracts this week, because it’s my “office week” and I have not got too much time for “complicated” subjects. But it has been great fun to do these and maybe I continue with abstracts even next week. Maybe forever 😀

Anyway, here they are… The first one is red and blue ATC.


And then, as it was a happy mail day and I received some Yupo paper from my US friend, I decided that I will try it with watercolor. I was delighted. The color does not get absorbed and consequently stays bright and shiny when dry. You must try it!


And then, last night I was back to the ATCs. I used cold-pressed paper this time. I really like how it turned out. Looks like some big funky flower…


And, finally this morning, I got up at 4.55 AM eeek… So I thought it’s pure luck that makes some unexpected time for painting and blogging. I used hot-pressed paper again, and look who appeared! It looks scary to me, but what can  I do… Maybe it’s because of the early start 😀



World Watercolor Month Days 1-3

ATC, Watercolor

So, I undertook one more challenge, in addition to Life Book, Book of Days, ICAD, Art Journal Summer School and Ever After… But it was too tempting to miss. So I decided to do an ATC a day and up until now it’s been a success. I mean doing them. They are not so pretty, but here is my chance to improve. 27 days to go, I must learn something, right? Anyway, this will be a busy week, and I already decided that there will be some abstract watercolors on my ATCs this week, but the three I am showing you today are not, Here they are:


The first one is just an imaginary leaf. I used some gold leaf and modelling paste in the background. The second one is a peach, which does not look very much like a peach, but that’s fine. Practice is what counts.


The next day I decided that maybe I should stick to other objects that may be easier… so I painted another eye:


I like the previous one better. I think I am using too much paint, somehow the strokes are too bold. I will need to water down the paint a bit next time 🙂

So that’s it for the first three days. I did also some ICAD project and recorded a couple videos last week. I will post those tomorrow.



Eye in Watercolor

ATC, video, Watercolor

Getting ready for the World Watercolor Month… I thought I would try how it’s going to work, because I plan to paint on ATC size paper, just to be able to do one a day. I am not sure if it will be possible even that small. I have two art courses currently running, two more starting on July 1st, ICAD challenge and now this. Ah, yes, and a full time job and part time school. And I am known to bite more than I can chew, why do you ask? Anyways… Let’s keep the spirits up! This is what I did today:


It’s my very first realistic eye in watercolor. I did have a hard time doing it, so I am rather happy that it looks anything close to a decent eye 🙂 . It took a bit more than an hour… And here’s the video if you are curious to see how I suffered.

I think I do not like hot pressed paper… It’s quite unforgiving. I will try with cold pressed next time.