June is almost over. Another week flew by.
A recap of my art adventures is in order:
First of all, Monday the 19th of June was my drawniversary. I celebrated 2 years of continuous drawing practice. And, although, I did miss some days and didn’t draw when I was sick or super tired, the break was never longer than two-three days at most. I am very happy with my progress. From shy, uncertain scribbles I moved on to a range of materials, I am fairly successful in selling my art on cards. I have completed a major project drawing for my kids’ concert and received lots of compliments from the audience and choir members. I am very happy with the direction my art journey takes.
I got myself a carrying bag for my pastels as a gift. It is called The Roz Bag and it has 4 trays to carry the pastels. So far I am quite happy with how it works out (I do wish there were lids though), but my over a 100 pastels look very very scarce and I have two trays still totally empty. There is a certain pastel store that calls my name now. More about the bag here
Now to the artwork:
I made two paintings this week, one for the marathon and one just for fun.
The marathon had a landscape with water. I enjoyed painting it, was thinking about California (where the reference took place). I learned important lesson this week- I sadly don’t know how to paint on small pieces of paper. My had desires strong, bold strokes and I either run out of space or everything turns out quite textured. I accept it, but hopefully will learn how to be more subtle. I love the clouds here though, they turned out just as I intended them.
For my second painting I tried a new technique of an alcohol underpainting. It definitely saved time for me and I am very pleased with how my flowers turned out. Painting process can be seen on instagram
2) Make Art That Sells (my MATS adventures can be seen on instagram under the tag #greenrainartmats):
I ended up reworking my assignment. I couldn’t bear the heavy mood of my first work about Ellis Island, so instead of the uncertainty of the arrival, I focused on the growth on the new soil. Here’s the final copy that was submitted to the class.
I started the unit on Gifts Industry for my MATS A class and did some mini exercises, we are to draw a collection of objects and I drew some keys
3) For #greenrainartfromlife I drew a very leafy branch from a poplar tree.
4) I did a whimsical watercolor illustration just because. I miss my watercolors so much, looking forward to celebrate World Watercolor Month in July with Doodlewashed community.
5) I did two illustrations for 52 weeks illustration challenge (all drawings for this challenge can be now seen under #greenrainart52w tag on instagram), catching up to last week’s theme “Multiculturalism” with some dolls of the world
And this week’s theme was “Past”
6) #100daysofgreenrainart somewhat improved. I did a collage of blue dresses
7) I took an entire week off from embroidery, I just didn’t feel inspired enough, but will definitely be back. I did a little drawing on a small wooden house I got from ecopuzzle shop last year. I covered it with white acrylic paint for texture, added color with pastel pencil and drew some motives with black pen.
8) Kept up well with illustrated journal (See all on instagram under #greenrainartij )
So this is my week in a nutshell. Rather productive now that I look at it. Hoping to end June with more and better artwork.
Have a lovely week, everyone!