Thursday, January 5, 2017

Daily Creative Day 5: Acrylic + Watercolor

It doesn't have to be hard. You don't have to drag out all the paints and the easel and the cups of water.

You just need a little basket of art making goodies to keep by the couch. Some watercolors, pens and a travel brush.

I take my little basket from the couch, to the dining room, to the kitchen, to the art studio. Then I can quickly throw a few items in a travel bag if I'm on the road too.

Going to my studio takes me away from my family and the warm and toasty fire. I like to be around people when they're home, so I have found that this works for me.

Keeping everything convenient helps get rid of any excuses I've obviously been brewing up of why I haven't been painting.

I'm excited to see how this regular practice will transform my artwork. 

These flowers were just purple flowers in acrylic paint, a little test I had done to practice the style in my journal. I added watercolors, Caran D'ache watercolor crayons and my Pitt pen. I did the outlining last with the pen last and I like the effect.

Keep it close, keep it easy, keep it simple and watch what unfolds.

What's keeping you from making art?


Unknown said...

Great post!I started the New Year off putting some art supplies in the end table by the sofa where I sit the morning to drink my tea. I'm finding it's an inspirational way to start the day.

Unknown said...

Meant to say that I don't stress over what I'm going to draw, I just go with the colors that draw me in each morning!

Kelly D said...

Art before breakfast! Are you still doing morning pages too?

Kelly D said...

Yep, that is the way to do it. Listening to what calls the loudest.