I promised myself by the end of autumn, I’d improve my trees! Let’s see if it happens. Sketched our little dogwood tree in pen and then went back with the Cotman travel watercolor palette, then added a bit of watercolor pencil and Neocolor II water soluble pastels for a bit more definition in my Strathmore mixed media journal. (Love that thing!).
Lots of improvement to make, for sure, but trees are a worthwhile subject. 🙂 Happy Wednesday to all my talented blogging friends. Peace and all the colors of autumn (and spring) to you and yours today.
I almost didn’t make art today (eek!)…..time has been running off with me lately. Made time for a very quick, simple leaf with my Cotman travel palette in my art journal.
I hope you enjoy, and that fall (or spring!) is blooming where you are this fine Tuesday. Peace.
After making my first little patchwork art quilt with a jazzy, crazy color scheme, I decided to see what would happen if I took the same techniques to more subdued fall fabrics and colors.
I’d like to know what you all think of the wonk-tastic shapes and lines with the more refined textures and colors of autumn. This is just the top, so it will look different once the hand-quilting has been done. It’s about 11 3/4″ high by 11″ wide. Almost a square this time.
For my next little quilt, it’s back to the beach, but this time with more subdued blues and greens, I think. We’ll see where the muse takes me. I hope this weekend brings you time to create, time to breathe in the fall scents, and time to spend with those you love most! Peace.
…I need more practice. But I promised myself better trees/leaves by fall’s end, so … I do find I enjoy painting both leaves and trees, so it’s all good! Neocolors and Cotman travel palette and a very looooong football game assisted in this artwork.
Probably best to paint in the sky before the tree is painted. Although this one kinda looks like a tree in the rain, which all of the trees are at this point, so. Onward!
I hope you take some time to savor the smells of fall today. Cinnamon alone is just….it really is enough. But add nutmeg and a Granny Smith apple and do you really need another thing? Exactly. Peace.
OK, so this wasn’t one of my better leaf paintings, but we all have those days, huh? I think the top one is Neocolor crayons and the next is my Cotman travel palette.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Fall weekend and stays dry! Personally, this is perfect weather for so many things. All of the cozy things like reading, sewing, enjoying an old movie with someone cute…..even drawing and painting, with lots of lights added. 🙂 Peace.
Fun with a maple leaf, Neocolor pastels, Cotman watercolor travel palette and my art journal.
Happy Monday and have a great week!
….from the Queen of Autumn *she says, as leaves swirl around*
I was playing with some new Neocolor II water-soluble crayons and my Cotman travel watercolor palette and conjured up this little scene, which brought some peace at the end of a looooong day. Refreshing! That’s what art is for me. And oddly, doing a painting like this before bed can even help my sleep. Weird, huh?
I hope you have a wonderful, crisp, colorful and creative Sunday. Peace.
I’ve always loved fall, but I think this one is even more cool now that I’m focused on making leaf art just about every day. 🙂
The top one I drew, then painted, but the bottom leaf I traced, then painted. It was curling a lot and I decided to hold it down and trace it. I do enjoy drawing though, so I probably won’t do that again. It was cool to try, though. Both in my art journal with my Cotman palette.
Warming up for the Friday Fall Festival of Frankfurters? hehe. Nothing better. Peace.
HAPPY AUTUMN to my northern hemisphere friends! Let the crisp air, mulled cider and weenie roasts begin! Surprise, I painted a leaf to celebrate lol. 😀
I’m really enjoying this series, and I hope you all are too. Brought to you today by my Strathmore mixed media art journal and my good ol’ faithful Cotman travel palette. When Hub and I took our little leaf hunt Monday night, we were ready to turn back when he spotted a little bright red one in the middle of the road….and poof! The rest is history.
Happy Wednesday to one and all – it’s all downhill from here! Peace.