Tag Archives: Watercolor

Creative Juice #319

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Creative Juice #319

The Thanksgiving weekend edition. I’m thankful for all the creative artists who inspire us.

Creative Juice #309

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Creative Juice #309

A baker’s dozen today. (No, actually 14 beautiful or helpful things to look at today.)

  1. A lot of these Twitter posts made me laugh out loud.
  2. Fairyland paradise.
  3. Amazing prize-winning nature photos.
  4. Cute quilt pattern make with different fabrics.
  5. Gorgeous red-and-white quilts.
  6. Writers, delete these words from your manuscript today. (Yeah, I know. I’m guilty too.)
  7. The apprenticeship of Leonardo da Vinci.
  8. A watercolorist’s process.
  9. Fabulous child photography on this Instagram page.
  10. Sunflowers, sketched several ways.
  11. Interesting double exposures.
  12. A potter discusses the contemporary modernism of a 500-year-old Chinese vessel.
  13. Have you ever seen a murmuration of starlings? Watch this video, and then look at these etchings.

Creative Juice #307

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Creative Juice #307

Quilts. Writing. Art.

ICAD2022 Day 61; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 31

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One final half-zendala for the last day of ICAD and World Watercolor Month. Patterns used: Brayd, Cat-Kin, MI2, Golven, Laced, Gem.

Half-zendala #3

This year I made a total of 38 cards, far less than the goal of 61; last year I completed 52. I comfort myself with the thought that if I complied with my normal goal of working on an art project on every even-numbered day, I’d actually have fewer products to show.

All my ICAD cards 2022

My cards are evenly divided between the calligraphy practice I did in June and the watercolors I made in July. I love doing challenges like these, because they push me to be more deliberate in my practice. As of this writing, these two cards got the most “likes” on ARHtistic License:

B
B
Sky
Sky

This card got the most likes on Instagram:

Ogee grid with onamato and A.L.F.
Ogee grid with onamato and A.L.F.

That surprised me, because my absolute favorite of the bunch is this one:

Wave
Wave

And I’m also very fond of these two:

Kaleidos
Kaleido
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Half-Zendala #1

I always enjoy these challenges, and I love seeing what other participants post.

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

Creative Juice #304

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Creative Juice #304

Lots of artistic things in this week’s offerings.

World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 4; ICAD2022 Day 32

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Today’s WWM prompt is patriotic. Happy 4th!

Ms. Liberty

Watercolorists, do you tape down your paper when you paint? What kind of tape do you use? I have some blue painter’s tape, and it takes paper with it when I peel it off.

Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

ICAD2022 Day 31; World Watercolor Month 2022 Day 1

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For the month of July, I will be participating in both the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month. My intention is to make 31 small watercolor paintings on an index-card-sized piece of watercolor paper. We’ll see how many actually happen. I will used either an ICAD prompt or a WWM, whichever tickles my fancy, or something totally random.

Today I chose a mini-challenge for this week from the ICAD prompts: draw a pattern in black & white, which immediately brought zentangle to mind. My zentangle Facebook group, Tangle All Around, is also participating in ICAD, so I checked out some patterns on their page and selected a new one to me, Ramble by Carolyn Dorfman. I decided to add some color to it with water color paints so it would qualify for WWM.

Ramble
Click to see more ICAD offerings and more WWM paintings on Instagram.

Creative Juice #300

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Creative Juice #300

If you like quilts and trees, you’ve hit the jackpot this week.

Creative Juice #298

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Creative Juice #298

Lots of good stuff here.

Creative Juice #296

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Creative Juice #296

So many of these articles touch my heart.