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In the Flow Watercolor Reset

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 …


Before I say goodbye to the #ICAD2020 challenge, here’s what I created over those 61 days. I’ll admit, the format annoyed me. I didn’t like the texture of the index cards, and no amount of texturizing ground or gesso would …

#icad2020 59/61

#icad2020 — 59/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

Done in gouache over watercolor. Two more cards to go!

#icad2020 53/61

#icad2020 — 53/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I doodled on top of a “smoosh” card loaded with leftover gouache from my previous two paintings. I had the gouache in round wells and used a single paper towel, opening it …

#icad2020 52/61

#icad2020 — 52/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

I saw an owl that looked something like this in a magazine and decided to give it a try. What fun!! It’s done in gouache, charcoal pencil, and Posca pens.

#icad2020 51/61

#icad2020 — 51/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

This one was kind of dialed in. Very simple. Gouache paint followed by a metallic gel pen.

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#icad2020 — 44/61
(Index Card a Day 2020)

One challenge left! And I had catchup to do since I blew the index cards off while finishing my #100dayproject. They’re easy projects, done in gouache and pens. Not sure why I …

#100dayproject Day 97 & #icad2020 41/61

#100dayproject — Day 97

With this challenge, there’s no time to think. I choose my paper, my paint, then I sit and do. This is what happens without a plan! But I like it, anyway! It’s not what I want …

#100dayproject Day 93 & #icad2020 37/61

#100dayproject — Day 93

Another gouache painting! And I love this one. I bought a thin red frame to go around it and plan to hang it somewhere in the house. Just blooms and flower petals…

#icad2020 — 37/61

#100dayproject Day 92 & #icad2020 36/61

#100dayproject — Day 92

One week left of this challenge! And I’ve learned so much! I painted this on a 9×9 piece of watercolor paper in gouache and pen. I think of it as a “sampler” piece, and I love …

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