Tag Archives: Watercolor

Index-Card-a-Day Week 5; World Watercolor Month Week 1

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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:

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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.

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The prompt for Day 27 was souvenir. Colored pencils.

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The prompt for Day 29 was citrus. I used this as a reference photo:

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My card turned out a bit more primitive looking. This card got the most likes this week on my Instagram page.

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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.

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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.

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Creative Juice #194

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Creative Juice #194

Amusing. Beautiful. Interesting.

Index-Card-a-Day, Week 1

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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:

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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.

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On Day 4 I drew another person, not based on anyone in particular.

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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.

Creative Juice #191

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Creative Juice #191

Passing along helpful information and amazing art:

Video of the Week #253: Watch this Watercolor

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Creative Juice #189

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Creative Juice #189

Good ideas, along with silly stuff and nerdy stuff.

Creative Juice #184

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Creative Juice #184

Are we having fun yet?

Creative Juice #183

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Creative Juice #183

Beauty is truth, truth beauty ~John Keats

Creative Juice #181

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Creative Juice #181

Yeah, lots of art.

Creative Juice #179

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Creative Juice #179

Art, beauty, and surprises.

  1. These lovely photos make me want to go exploring in the woods.
  2. Best of Beethoven.
  3. Stuff inside of stuff.
  4. Standing out as an artist.
  5. Smithsonian acknowledges the 50th anniversary of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
  6. Look! Up in the sky! Anything you can imagine! (Clouds.)
  7. One person’s thoughts on the presidency.
  8. David Hockney makes big money painting swimming pools.
  9. A watercolorist’s journey.
  10. Quilts at Atlanta High Museum.
  11. Check out these beautiful Zentangle® designs.
  12. Wish I could go to this sketching workshop in Mexico City. I love this artist!