World Watercolor Month: Day 15

I had a busy day, but not so much doing art as with other things that needed my attention. So, I have only one ATC to show you which I did yesterday. I did another one today, but forgot to take a photo, and now it’s dark and it will have to wait until tomorrow. But I also have a video from yesterday for you! Surprise, surprise, it’s a seahorse!

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World Watercolor Month: Days 13 and 14

I spent lots of time doing the lesson for Ever After, but I did not miss a day of watercolor. ATCs are quick and I need around 30 minutes to do one. This is perfect to get my daily dose of color and flow therapy! So, here is what I did:

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This is ATC No. 14. Again a little intuitive face. I was so in love with the greens and blues that all my pieces in past two days were in this color combo. I did not use any yellow – what appears yellow is actually sap green.

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ATC NO. 15. Same colors with a bit of gold. Ahhh…¬†Makes my heart sing! I filmed this one, here’s the video:

 

And finally, because I was so excited about the seahorse that I made in my Ever After lesson, I had to try one more which is a bit closer to my current style. It started beautifully, but last night I just screwed it up with the dark frame, so I am really not happy with it.

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This is a larger 5×7 cold pressed fabriano artistico paper. I really like this paper. So, that’s it. Of course, I started a new seahorse today, in different color combination and this time without the frame… You will see him soon.

She knows

She knows but she is refusing to accept it. She hopes it is not what is. She hopes that it is true that everything changes.

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This was done on 5×7 stand-alone sheet of 300gsm hot pressed paper. It’s mostly acrylics and collage for background and the face is done in watercolors over a layer of watercolor ground. Her right eye is bigger but it happens to real people too, right? ūüôā

Mother

This was the prompt in week 19 of Book of Days. In this case, it’s childless mother. Yes, in case you wonder, such mothers do exist… They will never meet their child, but motherhood is, nevertheless, deep in their bones.

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First Holiday of the Year

I am in Croatia at the seaside. And it’s not raining, which is quite an improvement in comparison with what I left behind. It’s sunny, but cold. It is very cold in the house, so we are trying to be outside as much as possible. The quantity of light is amazing. My soul is blooming with happiness. I am painting every day for several hours. I am recharging my batteries, because soon I will be back to the gloomy, rainy and worky reality. Let me not think about it for three more days…

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Underwater…

I have no idea where she came from, but I am glad she did. Obvoiusly I need to practice doing the eyelashes… I almost totally ruined her…

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I am still feeling totally unproductive art wise… I do sit to art every morning but somehow things are going slow and I am not so excited about it. Ah well… I am sure it’s just a phase I am going through…

Procrastination

What else to call it?! I am very good at it…¬†Hell no! I am excellent. I hate myself for wasting time and for delaying things I don’t enjoy doing and sometimes I don’t enjoy anything. Like these days… I’ve become too fat and realised that if I do not pull myself together, it is going to be totally out of control. It’s not out of control yet :). So, I have started a diet from Monday and it is supposed to last for 7 weeks in which I need to lose 7 kilograms which should bring me to my ideal weight. So, do I have to say that I am bit on edge since Monday?¬†And that things are even harder to do than usual? Right… I had fun creating my “Food Mood and Diet Diary”. I’ve cut a few stencils. I almost did zero journaling since Monday.

Anyway…¬†Life goes on, diet or no diet…¬†And this is what I created since last time I posted:

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This one is done for Life Book 2016. Fun and easy with watercolour pencil and watercolours.

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Then I cut this little stencil and tried using watercolour on it. It was good. I covered it later with gel medium as I intend to work on top of it. It smeared just a little…

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This one I really like. It’s inspired by Moon Child from Never Ending Story. They say she had white hair and golden eyes… anyway this is what came to me. I used my new stencil in the background and oil pastel on top. The effect is quite nice plus I have blisters on my fingers from smearing the oil pastel on top of modelling paste. Ouch!

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Finally, this I started today. It’s a new lesson in Life Book 2016. I was feeling so uninspired this morning, but I tried to follow the instructions from the lesson and it worked. The colors made me almost ecstatic with joy. I was amazed. Art is truly healing, people!