Reaching for the Sun

Feeling like more warm colors on this blustery Valentine’s Day. This was brought to you by Inktense blocks, Neocolor II water-soluble crayons, and Liquitex soft body acrylic paint (just a touch).


I’m hoping to create a collage with this later. Also experimented with a Valentine’s gift from Hub, which is the Dr. Ph Martin’s Bombay inks. Woo, talk about saturated color! A little goes a loooooooong way. Will be cutting up both paintings and making a little who knows what! Having some mixed media fun this weekend.

I hope everyone in the northern hemisphere is staying warm and that everyone else is staying cool and….Happy Valentine’s Day to all! πŸ˜€

35 thoughts on “Reaching for the Sun

      1. I dipped into the inks and wow, I agree, they will take some getting used too. I’m still getting used to the neo’s but sometime this week I’ll have something. At the moment I’m water coloring a gopher plant that is growing in my garden, I’ll post it later today. So many supplies to have fun with, my head is spinning haha!

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        1. It’s the best kind of spinning though! Looking forward to your painting. I just realized with the neos – I’m usually always working abstract or semi abstract. Well, I take that back. Many of the fall leaves I did last year were done with them. And I did one frog but the pen underdrawing was bad and so I don’t think I ever posted it. I think it’s like anything else, getting used to the medium but they are so wonderful. I had no idea when I bought these how much I would fall in love with them! They beat out my Polychromos for the best art supply ever. I hope you wind up loving them too!


  1. Happiest of Valentine’s Days to you! I definitely needed to see this today…we are getting 4-6 inches of snow as I type this, and the spring sure seems far off! Let’s pray it gets here sooner rather than later! πŸ˜‰

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  2. I love this. It reminds me of crocuses pushing up through the snow. Hope you and Hub have a nice Valentine’s Day! ❀️

    Sent from my iPhone


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