From a Doodle to Flowers, a Bird and a Bee

….day 124 for 365 Days of Art

Using watercolour I added colour to a doodle that I had made last week. This time I looked for shapes and found a bird and a whimsical bee. With other shapes I created some abstract flowers. Here is the doodle before paint.IMG_3147

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From That to This

…..day 123 of 365 Days of Art

I took another doodle and added colour but this time I used watercolour and I made random circles and ovals all over the page. When it dried I added line detail with my Micron pen and I created a page of abstract flowers.

I made the doodle last week and I thought I had taken a photo of it before I started painting it at the cottage but apparently I hadn’t. I think you get the idea.

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365 Days of Art – Quick Flower Sketches

…..days 111 to 113

I made these in my sketch book and I’m wishing I had done them on watercolour paper or used one of my sketch books with heavier paper. I also discovered that the black marker that I used bled a little when I added the watercolour but it is what it is and it’s all a learning experience.fullsizeoutput_6f87
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365 Days of Art – Adding Colour and Collage

…..days 109 and 110

Once again I went back to one of my sketchbooks and added colour to one of my one-line drawings of cats and I added some collage detail. For the collage I spent some time creating some colourful art papers with oil pastels and then cut out droplet shapes. On the blank page in front of the cats I created collage piece using this paper.

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Playing With Complementary Colours

….day 97 of 365 Days of Art

A couple of days ago I was watching a video on YouTube on how complementary colours ‘vibrate’ when placed next to each other. Jean Lurssen does a series of watercolour videos with exercises that help the painter loosen up and experiment with a number of different techniques. Check her out.

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365 Days of Art – Yellow

….day 90

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.IMG_1448
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