I tried twice to capture what I was feeling about this phrase, and neither one turned out as I originally envisioned, but it’s ok. This one ^^ was done in watercolor, and I went wet into wet and tried to get the red and blue to mingle on the page, but they didn’t wanna be friendly. Maybe I’m too close to DC? Lol, not sure.
So I had to steer the red toward the blue, and at that point, I got those cool stripes, which I decided was fine, and I needed to stop right there, before I fussed with it and killed the spontaneity of the moment.
Then, all I had to do was put my green channel marker on the left, and I was done. Which was great, as I didn’t have much time to do art yesterday. Does it give you a flag feeling, or is it just me? Unintended, but I do like it! It may be the closest I ever get to actually painting the flag.
For this one, I was working on an almost cream colored barely paisley fabric. I started with Tombow markers on the right, went to Portfolio water soluble oil crayons for the blues in the center, and wound up with Inktense pencils for the left hand side. I don’t really like the part on the right, but since this is basically a log of my art experiments, and which mediums give me which effects, I decided to post the whole swatch.
What I like most about the Inktense is that what you see is what you get. When you wake up in the morning, it’s all dry, and it pretty much looks the same. There is very little fading, which you see all the time with watercolor paint, as it dries much lighter than it goes on. I bought this fabric over 20 years ago, I really don’t like it anymore, but it’s nice to know that I can still get some use out of it.
I do expect to use pretty much everything I’ve been making lately (all of the abstract stuff), or pieces of them, in my art quilts. At this point, I’m just trying to get familiar with all of the different supplies I have. It’s a fun experimental phase!
So when I don’t have much time or energy late at night, this is the kind of stuff I’ve been gravitating to, just because it is pure fun and exciting (for me) to see what’s going to happen/how it turns out. I hope I’m not boring too many of you with bad art while I experiment here! 🙂
We are on the hump, and it’s all downhill from here, people! *I live to create* Peace.