Last week I bought some fun little stencils so I tried them out on some rice paper last night.
First I penciled the stencils on the rice paper the way I wanted them arranged. Then I used some Chinese ink to outline them. Lastly I colored them in with watercolors.
It didn’t take long and was relaxing and fun. I got these stencils to draw things on the backgrounds of my mixed media pieces. So I used rice paper for these, because I am going to try using my matte medium to adhere them to a canvas as part of the collage stage.
I took a couple of days off from drawing and painting to do other things, and now I am sitting outside on a cool Friday morning listening to the mourning doves and all of the other various birds that live here at the fish hatchery. And I think I will do some Yoga in the fresh air!
Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀
This past week I have watched several different artists teach what they like doing best as a part of Sketchbook Revival. I have not been able to watch all of them yet, but today I watched Toni Burt.
She loves drawing basic face shapes and then painting, collaging, writing, etc. on them. Her demonstration was fun to watch. However, I watched it while riding my stationary bike. Then later I did this!
The Chinese symbol is my rough attempt at writing the Chinese word for calm. I haven’t been practicing any calligraphy lately, though. So it is rough.
By the way, this is NOT a self-portrait of me physically, but it is a portrayal of all I was thinking about while I worked. It was a very meditative process.
Lately, I have been branching out of my comfort zone and am enjoying it immensely! I feel like I am seeing new ways to do art and am really soaring in my spirit.
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 😀