I’ve been participating in the Index-Card-a-Day challenge, and as of July 1, I’m doing double duty with World Watercolor Month. I only managed five cards this week.
Day 25’s prompt was bougainvillea, which flourishes in my area. I used this as a reference photo:
But I knew I’d never be able to paint it, so I decided to aim for something a little more impressionistic. I used watercolor pencils.
The prompt for Day 27 was souvenir. Colored pencils.
The prompt for Day 29 was citrus. I used this as a reference photo:
My card turned out a bit more primitive looking. This card got the most likes this week on my Instagram page.
The Day 1 prompt for World Watercolor Month was rejoice, which reminded me of this Bible verse. To add to the celebration aspect, I wanted to add confetti, so I did some paint spatter. Unfortunately, it looks more like a condiment accident.
ICAD Day 32’s prompt was earrings. I have a very creative friend who makes beautiful earrings, so I made a portrait of her. I wonder if she will recognize herself. I painted this from a picture she recently posted on Instagram.
Amusing. Beautiful. Interesting.
Every June and July I participate in the #dyicad (Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day) challenge. I commit to making a piece of art on an index card for every day for two months. The idea is that a 2″ x 3″ artwork is absolutely achievable on a daily basis.
I missed Day 1 of the challenge. Although I had ideas for the prompt (hopscotch), my sketches were unsuccessful, and I knew that Monday was just not my day.
Day 2’s prompt was marigold:
I chose not to use Day 3’s prompt (which is only a suggestion). Instead I drew a self-portrait, because I want to get better at drawing people.
On Day 4 I drew another person, not based on anyone in particular.
Each Saturday for the next two months, I will show you my icads up through Thursday.
By the way, July is World Watercolor Month, when I make a watercolor on an index card (or maybe on an “illegal” watercolor post card) so that I can qualify for two challenges with one entry.
Passing along helpful information and amazing art:
Good ideas, along with silly stuff and nerdy stuff.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty ~John Keats
Art, beauty, and surprises.
- These lovely photos make me want to go exploring in the woods.
- Best of Beethoven.
- Stuff inside of stuff.
- Standing out as an artist.
- Smithsonian acknowledges the 50th anniversary of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
- Look! Up in the sky! Anything you can imagine! (Clouds.)
- One person’s thoughts on the presidency.
- David Hockney makes big money painting swimming pools.
- A watercolorist’s journey.
- Quilts at Atlanta High Museum.
- Check out these beautiful Zentangle® designs.
- Wish I could go to this sketching workshop in Mexico City. I love this artist!