My “Hoppy” Valentine’s Gift

….once Kevin is inspired to draw or paint something he can’t seem to stop

I love Kevin’s new challenge starting this week, Funky Frog Friday. When he knew how much I love his frogs he surprised me with my own special Valentine frog. He also surprised me with a special Valentine’s Day dinner that was delivered to the door.

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One Liner Portraits Plus

over the years I’ve played with one-liner portraits with limited success

One liner portraits literally involves drawing a face without lifting the pen off the paper. After doing that I added detail with paint and more mark making. These were a lot of fun to do and are somewhat similar to Picasso’s abstract portraits that made him famous.

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An Artful Weekend

….two more intuitive abstract art pieces in my sketchbook

I’m experimenting with my intuitive paintings in my sketchbook. I find I’m less inhibited and am willing to take more chances with my mark making and use of colour than I would be if I used a good sheet of watercolour paper. I will definitely go back to watercolour paper at some point because the quality of the paper makes a difference to the final outcome as well.

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Stripes and Checks – Lens Artists Photo Challenge

….thanks to Leya for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/lens-artists-challenge-132-striped-checked/

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International Handwriting Day

January 23rd was International Handwriting Day

I know I’m now a couple of days late to make this announcement but at the time I thought it was interesting. Handwriting really has become a lost art. In honour of the day I created a simple piece of art and second abstract piece.

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Making Art is a Family Affair

….today was a very productive day for art making

Not only did I complete two more watercolour abstracts but my husband made three more paintings and our granddaughter made a drawing with her mother after watching a youtube video.

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