The prompt for this week at The Artist’s Playroom is lots of colour to cheer up the Northern Hemisphere’s dreadful winter. That suits me as I am a colour junkie, well I thought I was. However when I looked at the posts I have been putting up lately, I am not so sure, there is a heck of lot of blue creeping into my work! Maybe it is the blue skies every day!
The above is a design that I am working on for a greeting card. I’ve used watercolour pencils on hot pressed card. I am not sure about the dimensions, think I need to lengthen it a bit, A work in progress!
Now for a bit of fun, because the above was quite fiddly to do, I needed to loosen up. One of my fave ways is to use leftover card and play around with water colours, gouache and chalk pastels. I usually mess around with the paint and then make squiggles with the pastels. I love the way wet colours merge together with sometimes surprising results.
The first one is only 3 in x 4 in, I thought I could see a face so drew it in with pastel.
The second one is actually A4. As I had a piece of card left over from some card that I was painting with gesso for my experiments with water soluble oil paints later in the week…
I used gouache for this one as I wanted the paint to be bold and the squiggles not so dominant. Also, I waited for the paint to dry, whereas in the first one I used the pastel on wet paint.
Have fun everyone, and Jen I hope your flu get better quickly.
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