This could be a cool background for a mixed media piece, or it could stand on its own as a fun watercolor doodle. I started with my 8 x 5 1/2″ Strathmore Visual watercolor journal (a bargain at under $5.50), an eye dropper, and clear water. I drew lots of squiggly lines on my paper with the water. Before the paper dried, I dropped some color into the wet areas with my Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay Ink (I have set 1, which includes (12) 1-oz. bottles) and squiggled some more, so I had areas of dark, medium and light tones.
Once I was finished with the ink, and because this is World Watercolor Month after all, I dropped in some M. Graham watercolor in Phthalo Blue and Hooker’s Green. Is this art? I don’t know, but I like it. Maybe you do too! If so, you’re one of my kind lol! 😀 Sometimes, we have to stop taking it all so seriously and just have fun. When we have fun, hopefully our viewers are having fun too! That is why art is such a healer, and such a great way to express feelings and release stress. Yoga and meditation are great, but we all need a little color in our lives, right? (Note: As a Blick Art Materials affiliate, purchases from these links help support my site. Blick extended its Free Shipping offer for orders of $45 or more through 11:59 pm Central time today, July 30. Enjoy, and many thanks!)
Can anyone believe July is almost behind us? Shall we dance and sing a “Come on, Autumn” song? Soon I’ll be painting lovely fall leaves again. Can’t wait. Peace.