Carla Sonheim prompted us to use four different colours of markers and/or pencil crayons to create new colours by layering the colours. Then we were to take those colours and create a series of made up birds.
I did this assignment in the evenings at the cottage when my light was not the best. It’s interesting how varied the colours are in different light. The colours I used are at the top of each page. You can see the original colour in the little square in the upper right hand corner.
For this assignment I literally had to attach a pen to a stick and draw a self portrait. It was a lot of fun and once you realize that it will be less than perfect you can relax and let the pen go where the stick takes you.
I might try this again with a different size pen and with my hair down.
It’s been way too long since I last posted some of my art. I finally completed an assignment given by Carla Sonheim last Friday. I had to go outside and collect items from nature and then bring them back and create a design using my found materials. Once that was done I used pencil to quickly draw the design and then oil pastels to add colour.
I quite enjoyed the process and am now ready to produce more daily art studies. I might even put some paint on the canvas that has been sitting on my drawing table for a couple of weeks now.
Normally we say less is more but for this assignment from Carla Sonheim we were to take a painting that we weren’t crazy about and add more paint. The steps involved covering the whole piece with a gel medium, let it dry, and then apply colour randomly with paint markers. The whole idea was to create like a child and not think about it too much. After the piece was covered with marker the fun really began. I used more paint markers, black Sharpie and white gel pen to add more line detail for this piece. Here is the original piece followed by the new piece.
A few days ago Carla Sonheim posted a prompt. It was a quote from the artist Pierre Bonnard. I have to admit that I had never heard of him before but he managed to make a living from his art in the early 1900s right up to the 1940s while living in France.
The quote was “One cannot have too much yellow”.
I decided to take a page of one-liner drawings and add some colour with paint and collage. I painted the background with yellow watercolours and then I cut up paper to add texture and visual interest to the flowers. After that I took markers and conte pencils and added more lines and squiggly detail.
Carla Sonheim’s prompt today was to create a design using lines or just doodling. This is just what I needed today. It was fun and relaxing. All three pieces were done in one of my many art journals. The first one took the longest but the other two were done very quickly.