Monday Murals – July 12, 2021

….thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/07/monday-murals-banksia.html

Yesterday I discovered this storage bin in the children’s playground in my neighbourhood. I loved how someone took a relatively unattractive metal box and brought some life and joy to it with paint.

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Summer in Pink – Sunday Stills Challenge

….thanks to Terri for hosting Sunday Stills https://secondwindleisure.com/2021/06/13/sunday-stills-color-challenge-a-portland-summer-in-pink/

Who doesn’t love pink? Had fun going through the archives looking for pink photos.

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In the Zone

….my husband hard at work in the outdoor studio

Kevin has been working from his office in the house all winter and I was thrilled to bring all his art supplies back outside to work on larger pieces. This studio is the old garage that we renovated last summer and as long as the weather is warm it’s a great place to work. On Saturday and Sunday he spent a good 10 hours of non-stop painting.

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Darker Colours – What Does This Say About My Mood?

….paid it no mind when I was making them

The last two pieces of art that I made were intuitive pieces. I just laid down colours that were in from of me and then added some detail. Normally I go for brighter colours but maybe these somber colours say something about the drama going on in our lives the last month or more.

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8 x 10 matted, watercolour, ink and pencil, mixed media, intuitive abstract

TGIFFF is a Day Late

….Tonguely needed consoling after Kevin recommended that he read Wind in the Willows

Apparently frogs don’t like toads or at least Tonguely is not fond of them. When he found out that Derrick’s book recommendation featured a toad he was none too pleased. The news, however, that it is Canadian Children’s Book Week turned him around and he is knee deep in some of these books. At least he’s not obsessed with being the Frog Prince anymore.

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I Immediately Saw a Pig

….after laying down random splashes of watercolour

Once I saw the pig I couldn’t get him out of my mind so I knew that I had to include him in my next intuitive art piece. After I drew the pig I started to see other animals and of course more flowers appeared.

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