August 1-7, 2017

August is here! Which means getting very very busy and giving my 150% to all my endeavors, not just doing my best when it comes to art, but balancing it with childrens’ schooling, activities and household responsibilities. I am excited, but also nervous if I can do a good job.

Let’s take a look at the first week of August:

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

I got myself a little treat at Terry Ludwig’s this week, took advantage of an amazing garage sale and added to my collection:

Anya Kopotilova terry ludwig pastels

The sale continues for their mystery boxes, so fellow pastelists, take notice.

Only one painting this week, I am so so very happy with how it turned out. Sea is one of my most beloved subjects to draw, it is calming to my soul.

Anya Kopotilova House by the Sea soft pastel

2. Make Art That Sells (my MATS adventures can be seen on instagram under the tag #greenrainartmats): Aaaaah, it’s getting closer and closer to MATS Creating Collections for Home Decor. We already got some welcome materials and I have chosen the theme and palette out of the three Lilla and Margo offered. I will create my first collection with one and two more will follow after the class is done. I am very glad I signed up for this class, since, apparently it will be the last LIVE class with Lilla Rogers and Margo Tantau.

The prep week was very interesting we were prompted with some exercises to get in the mood for Home Decor class.

It continued with picking colors for the collection:

ANYA KOPOTILOVA MATS HOME DEC PREP COLORS

Creating a look for an entire room with these colors:

ANYA KOPOTILOVA MATS PREP HOME DEC ROOM

We also created a fantasy shop look:

ANYA KOPOTILOVA MATS HOME DEC PREP

3. I continue my adventure in watercolor with doodlewash challenge

This week’s results:

ANYA KOPOTILOVA WATERCOLOR FAVORITE BREAKFAST

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ANYA KOPOTILOVA FAVORITE CUP WATERCOLOR

favorite cup

ANYA KOPOTILOVA WATERCOLOR FAVORITE SONG

favorite song

ANYA KOPOTILOVA FAVORITE FLOWER WATERCOLOR

favorite flower

ANYA KOPOTILOVA AMELIE WATERCOLOR FAVORITE MOVIE

favorite movie

ANYA KOPOTILOVA CATS NOSE WATERCOLOR

favorite body part (of a cat), I actually looked at the wrong page of my diary and drew a wrong prompt, oh well

4.  I drew the theme “Tools” for 52 weeks illustration challenge (all drawings for this challenge can be now seen under #greenrainart52w tag on instagram):

Anya_Kopotilova_tools_week 31

Here’s a video of how it was drawn in Procreate app on my ipadPro

 

Last but not least, my illustrated journal- quick doodles in watercolor (See all on instagram under #greenrainartij ):

ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL WEEK ! AUGUST ANYA KOPOTILOVA

Next week will be all about my class, I hope to also catch up with my drawing from life challenge, continue with pastels and 52 weeks challenge. We shall see how well I can keep up.

Have a wonderful week!

 

 

Love,

Anya

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