I am challenging myself to work on my art every day and create a minimum of 2 finished pieces each week. My intention is to explore ideas and techniques and push myself beyond my comfort zone. I will be working in a series with several different images. My interests at this time are drawing, line, texture and color. I will be posting exercises and challenges for myself and any others who wish to join in the Creativity Journey.
I haven't done much painting this past month. I have been focusing on framing. I glued three watercolor paintings onto gallery canvas, using hand made collage paper to decorate the edge. I failed to photograph the final result before taking it to be hung on the walls of a very elegant restaurant. I was struggling with getting a perfect contact between the two surfaces. I have concluded that 300 lb watercolor paper gives the best results.
Anyway, today I had time to do a few paintings in my travel journal. The stripped shirt adds a lot to the feel of the painting. I will give more thought in the future to how I will "dress" my subjects. You can always add a pattern to any garment. I plan to fill the entire book with paintings based on my recent travel photos.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:47 PM