Friday, February 12, 2021

paint party Friday

 

welcome to paint party Friday. 

I went to youtube to learn about meditative sketches. The first video I watched was on drawing mandalas...

I started drawing, badly to my eyes, right in the center of the sketchbook paper. Not liking it much, I moved to another set of videos by... Cher 

I watched how she approached straight and curved lines. So I took an orange pen and drew and drew and drew over the page. I turned off the videos and

 Then the fun started with watercolors in some segments 

which ones to color, and which colors? paint or pen? After I painted, I took a bold black pen to go over some intersections, including putting in some dots. White and black. How thick did I want the lines? where did I want them. I approached it with my heart... and liked each addition! Whee!

I liked drawing a white strip along an edge and blurring it with my fingers... I think it made the colors lift and sing. 

I left the orange marker to blur a bit, and even enjoyed the mandala after I painted it. 

When I was done, I propped up the pad, and looked at the whole thing. I'd spent about 20 minutes looking at it very closely in detail. I said, oh! A face!

Hey... I have kind of a round/square face! 

when dh came out of the office, he said, wow! When I turned it over he said he saw a horse, then another creature, then... nothing but colors. He is an engineer, a scientist at heart so his willingness to look for something in this was fun for me.

How much does intent matter when you're making art? Sometimes I know what I want to happen but many times I like making it from my heart, then looking for meaning in it... how about you?

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15 comments:

  1. that are such wonderful colors... they bring joy ...and hope that this sh*t winter is over soon...

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  2. I really like that. Great colors, too.

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  3. This was a piece that "breaths" with your blog name - Not Afraid of Color. You just let it flow, and it became something beautiful.

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  4. Wonderful use of colour. Nice work.

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  5. Lots of lovely colour and movement.

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  6. Love this! Happy PPF, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

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  7. It's very pretty, I looked for a few minutes, and I see a bird, like a Chickadee. :)

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  8. Wow!!!! I love this. I am glad you turned off the internet and went for it. I saw a face right off. If you are claiming it, I think it is a beautiful self portrait. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I totally see the face!
    You are inspiring me to pull out some art supplies this weekend

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  10. i love how you took off with your own art play. Love it!

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  11. Sort of look like glass. Happy PPF
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  12. Painting lovelies like this helps these bitter cold days pass. At least next week will be light years better. Stay warm this weekend.

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  13. This is wonderful! I find it such fun to study! Might have to try something like this! happy PPF!

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