Wow, what a week, commitments overload and domestic troubles left me gasping for breath. Art became my “quiet place”, and though it’s a lot of work it also provided a sense of “normalcy” .
Let’s take a look:
I had to skip pastel and missing it so much, like a big gaping hole in my week…fingers crossed I can find time and strength to make a couple of paintings this weekend.
Drew a quick watercolor sketch from life (see #greenrainartfromlife for more), this one was not for sketch flashmob (in fact I missed a week because I couldn’t venture out to search a pomegranate to draw)
Make Art That Sells (my MATS adventures can be seen on instagram under the tag #greenrainartmats):
I was working on preparations for my final assignment for MATS A- Children’s Picture Books illustration, working on cats and lettering
I made an illustration for 52 weeks illustration challenge (all drawings for this challenge can be now seen under #greenrainart52w tag on instagram), the topic was “Jump” and of course it’s an autumnal delight of jumping into leaf piles
I re-started my 100 days challenge! I couldn’t bear the thought of not completing one this year, so this one will take me all the way through the end of December. I decided to break it up into “doable” chunks of, say, 20 days per theme. First 20 days are all about folk art in gouache. (see all on instagram under #100daysofgreenrainart and folk art specifically under #greenrainartfolksketch hashtags)
I mostly concentrated on flowers (using Imagine a Forest by Dinara Mirtalipova as a subjec guide), and a little gingerbread deer slipped in as a part of holiday cards preparation
Folio Focus was all about geometrics this week (see all works under #greenrainartff17 hashtag on instagram), I love wearing those, but not very fond of drawing it. However, by the second half of the assignment I was quite happy and having fun.
Please see all final drawings for this class on a special page .
#greenrainartembroidery – Embroidery garden gained a few more flowers, I didn’t do it every day, but “most of the days” seems good enough at the moment
Hope the final week of September treats everyone well!