Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Week in Traditional & Digital Art

Actually, all of these with the exception of my watercolor lessons were done last week but due to my mother-in-law passing away, I wasn't able to find the time to blog and post them. So, here ya go...just some fun in the art room!

Patches & Crow
Mixed media on canvas


Hello?
Arcylic & colored pencil in art journal.

I've not much time these days it seems for art or even processing photos but I'm trying! I'm still working on watercolor lessons and have now moved on from painting water (which I was horrible at) to painting snow (which, I'm not so terrible at). Next up is learning to paint earth textures such as mountains and rocks. I bought a new Japanese squirrel hair brush which has seemed to make all the difference in the world. I'm also more comfy now with how much water to mix in with the paint.  Here's a little taste of the snow lessons:


We don't have winter down here but at least I can look at this and think about having hot chocolate while thawing out my toes near a log fire. :)

And finally, I did an iPhone digital watercolor. I snapped a picture of an old painting in a museum and then blew up just part of it. I changed it a bit in Photoshop, adding my own touches (like the birds...recycled art! Yay!). I then used the ArtistaOil Haiku app and voila! Instant watercolor! Wouldn't it be nice if that was all there was to it in real watercoloring?

Down on the Farm
Here's one I did using a shot of my garden:

Wildflowers

Now, if I can just make my actual watercolors look this spontaneous, I would be a happy little painter. :)

4 comments:

Nichole Renee said...

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I love that winter scene! It is perfect!!

And now I must go look for that watercolor app...

Luke A. Bunker said...

Very creative and great stuff! Wish you had winter, but without the driving! ;)

Laura said...

Thank you! Yes, winter without driving would be perfect,lol.

Alex said...

Your winter scene makes me want mother nature to send us a blast of winter our way this year. You also made me want some smores. Yummy!