Last week I discovered a new painting challenge that involved using prompts and painting on 2″x2″ pieces of watercolour paper. Amy from email@example.com is hosting the Inchie Challenge for 12 days. It started on August 16 and goes to the 27th but you can start in anytime. There’s no charge for this challenge and it’s a great way to re-energize your creative juices.
On the weekend I packed up my travelling watercolour set, a brush and a few micron pens and 30 little squares that I had pre-cut. I wasn’t sure I could paint this small but once I started I was hooked. I managed to make 19 little paintings using the prompts, bundle, egg, mend and yellow. Here’s what I came up with.
My first layer with the two that I finished today is a free flowing streak of black ink. In order to continue with water colour I had to let the ink dry completely.
The next stage is to add blocks of watercolour over the paper and leave some white areas.
Now the fun starts. I make random marks using pencil, pencil crayon, marker, ink and more watercolour or acrylic. I keep playing until I’m happy with the finished product and then I sign it and remove the tape. Both pieces fit into a matt with an 8 x 10 opening.
…I’m trying to paint, draw or at least doodle every day
I’m really enjoying working with my watercolours again. I’m experimenting with more watercolour abstracts and adding ink, charcoal and pen markings. Here’s my latest piece. I have two more sitting on my art table waiting for finishing touches.
….a little drawing, some colouring and back to watercolours
After making my line drawing yesterday I was in the mood to get out the watercolours and ink and make another abstract floral on paper. I do get a lot of satisfaction from this style of art and will probably make more.
….it was actually very grey today but a sunny day for my art
Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers and I really enjoyed sketching it yesterday. Today I decided to draw another one but add some collage and colour. I started with the pieces of text collage and then I sketched the flower over it. I added the colour with Tombow markers and at the end I glued down the hummingbird that I had in my collage paper pile.
I had a very productive evening and also painted another floral abstract on watercolour paper but I think I’ll save that for tomorrow in case I don’t get to my art table.