Monday, June 26, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Happy Summer! Last year I made a fall bucket list and though it'd be fun to do the same thing with summer, the time for vacations, swimming, and generally having fun!
- Watch the sunrise
- Go Swimming
- Eat an ice cream cone
- Go to a drive- in movie
- Get a bright pedicure
- Watch fireworks on the 4th
- Have a bbq
- Ride a rollercoaster
- Pick strawberries
- Make strawberry shortcake
What is on you Summer bucket list? Have you don't anything on this list?
Monday, June 19, 2017
I can't help but endlessly be inspired by Alisa Burke. Her creativity blows my mind, how does she think of the crafts she does? How does she have the patience to see through some of them with how tedious they are? All in all I just admire how gifted she is. One thing she likes to do it to take an object and draw it three different ways. It's really fun to see how the same thing can change with the medium or technique that you use.
I thought I'd give it a try with some flowers. I chose poppies.
My first one is finger painted with acrylic. No surprise it was inspired by Alisa Burke's finger painting. I love how the bright colors compliment each other and the texture created by using my fingers.
I used Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers, they are filled with liquid watercolor that works like a marker, pretty inventive! This one is nice but it falls flat compared to the finger painted one, doesn't it?
What I like about this one is how the colors bleed and blend together. Watercolor goes where the water is and when two wet spots touch each other they will mix together. It's something that has a mind of its own and the results will always be a surprise.
Have you tried one subject in multiple mediums? What did you like about it and learn from it?
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Last week I listed some of my favorite colors and mentioned how my favorite colors are not colors that I paint with the most. So I thought I'd also list colors I like to paint with.
I don't get it, I've never liked yellow but it is one of the first colors used up. Probably because yellow is a primary and therefore the base of many colors. Also it's found in nature so when I paint flowers it's put to good use.
I like warm yellows the best and yellow ochre which isn't really yellow. It's more of a tan and a very earthy color but it's valuable for skin and hair.
Another color I hadn't liked much before painting that is quickly gone from my palette. I do like wet in wet washes of a light yellow- green into a deep forest green. It blends so luciously and makes painting stems fun!
I was never against purple it was just a middle of the road color to me. When I started painting I quickly learned that my favorite color, pink, wasn't a very strong color to use in watercolor. So I turned to purple and love how it's such a regal color.
What are your favorite colors to use?
Monday, June 12, 2017
|One print that's everywhere this Spring is gingham. This lightweight, patterned cotton often seen on button ups has many creative ways to incorporate it that won't make you look like a picnic blanket!|
On your feet
As a romper with ruffles
Over your shoulder
How do you wear gingham?
Thursday, June 8, 2017
When I used up my first watercolor set I was surprised by the colors that disappeared the quickest. They weren't my favorite colors. Funny, how could a color I didn't really like be a color that frequented my painting? I don't have a deep answer to that question but as I continue to paint, the colors I like in everyday life are not the colors that are used up the quickest on my paint palette. So I when I started to think of posting about my favorite colors I realized I have to break the post into two posts- colors I love and colors I love to paint with.
I love bright colors and rich, deep jewel tones.
My favorite color is pink and has been for a long time. I like a lot of shades of pink. Coral is a favorite and so it's fuschia-like hot pink but I also a traditional middle pink. The only pink I don't really like is powder pink but overall "pink is my signature color" :)
Blue was my favorite color when I was little and I still like it a lot. When I was little I cried because my cousin had a blue blanket and I had a yellow one.
I then loved coloring with cerulean blue crayons growing up. I didn't know how to pronounce cerulean, I learned that watching "The Devil Wears Prada" it was a light bulb moment "that's what the crayon is called!"
I don't know why but when fall rolls around I love the warmth of burnt orange. It's very crisp and homey.
What are you favorite colors?