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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
As I hinted yesterday, here come two darker pieces. These are not ATCs but they are anyway small, only 5″x7″ or 12.5 x 18 cm. What to say… You start painting intuitively and sooner or later ugly things will come up. If you listen, you will hear. And don’t be surprised. This is what you were seeking for. This is healing through art. Be strong.
This is the first time I am ahead of challenge! I can’t believe, but there must be something between me and watercolor. Is it love? It’s days 11 and I have 12 ATCs and those yupos and since last night also two larger size works. Anyway, today I posting just the ATCs I did for the challenge.
The first one is this pink-blue flower or something. I did the orange splashes first and then worked around them. I don’t know what’s with me and this work-around stuff, but I seem to enjoy it 😀
The second one is a colorful ATC done the same day:
The third is called ‘bored lady’ this is how she looked to me. She is saying: yeah yeah, all that colors and bubbles… and what about the deep sh*t? When are you going to deal with that?
I listened, so this last one for today is a bit darker:
And after that I did too even darker pieces, but I will show them tomorrow.
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 🙂
For today there is just a video of how I made the leaf ATC I posted earlier for #worldwatercolormonth. Enjoy!
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 😀