I took a break from painting after the two challenges I worked on (#icad2020 & #100dayproject). I thought about painting and what I want to do next. I’m still working on that list. However, I wasn’t committing to putting anything on paper or canvas. So, when I saw a free four-day challenge to dive into watercolor, I took it, even though the challenge is to produce very basic shapes, etc. Here’s what I’ve done so far…
The challenge was to paint some basic iconic shapes and play with the paint, letting it bleed this way and that. It took only a few minutes but offended my sensibilities because I wanted to do more. 🙂
This challenge was to produce some simple flowers. I liked this better because flowers are a favorite of mine to paint. I especially like the coneflower on the left because I layered different colors together—and it turned out really pretty!
The challenge was to produce Mexican milagro-style hearts, which required some doodling on top of the watercolor. Loved it. Will do this again, but will strive for a better painting next time!
And as happens when I’m painting, one painting makes my fingers itch to paint the next. I produced these quick paintings during the challenge…
For this one, I watercolored three strips—blue, green, and gray—then used gouache to paint the poppies on top of the gray and add dimension to the green field.
This is a water-doodle. My sister gave me a little fabric jewelry bag with this pattern on it, and I had to try to reproduce it. Not too shabby. The colors really pop.