June 19-24, 2017

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 

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Now to the artwork:

  1. Pastel ((See all on instagram under #greenrainartpastels ):

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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3) For #greenrainartfromlife I drew a very leafy branch from a poplar tree.

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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.

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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

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And this week’s theme was “Past”

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6)  #100daysofgreenrainart somewhat improved. I did a collage of blue dresses IMG_5284

and a digital painting of blue flowers (it is available in my Society6 and Redbubble shops on a variety of products)

 

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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.

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8) Kept up well with illustrated journal (See all on instagram under #greenrainartij ) 

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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!

Love,

Anya

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