Another thing I’ve been thinking about: themes for otherwise-unplanned art creation. Purely for relaxation and play. This one is fingerpainting! I actually did it with student grade watercolor on watercolor paper―but totally with my fingers and nothing else (okay, a touch of water here and there… with fingers, of course). I’m calling the activity “FingerPaintingFriday”.
Maybe something like this can later be worked into a ‘real’ artwork as a layer or with the addition of ink, acrylic, or digital painting. Even if not, it’s fun all by itself. I didn’t even let it dry before taking a picture. :)
Not a bad way to start a weekend. Have a great one, friends!
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ― George Bernard Shaw
Prints and products featuring my artwork: Fine Art America and Society6.
While the writing world wrestles with NaNoWriMo, I’m going to spend November much like last year: creating twenty different pieces of artwork.
I call it ‘KarPaiTwenMo‘ (Karen Paints Twenty in a Month). Five per week, gallery print size. This year, I’ve got distractions in November that might overwhelm me somewhat while I try to make art, but I’m certain I can do it.
I may not post five times per week. Still, I’ll share the results here as frequently as possible, and will share all twenty in time.
Best of luck to all of you participating in NaNoWriMo―and a successful November to everyone, no matter what your plans and goals are. Have fun and keep the coffee pot brewing!
Primeval Forest. Something fun I did last week. Crafted from different photographs of local desert plants, then digitally painted and stylized into one piece to become an ancient―or alien, perhaps―landscape.
The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes.
― George Sand
Drifting Hope. Inspirited thoughts in organic color.
For a print, please click the image.
The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. ― Orison Swett Marden
High Spirits. Created with Procreate and Adobe Photoshop.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. — Albert Einstein
Graffiti Angel. Created with Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.
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Don’t worry, you can blink. Had to say that, given I’d just finished this artwork and ended up watching Doctor Who [“Blink”] that same night. Odd timing.
Angels. Yep, some of them are scary. I’ve done (not scary) art with them before. Well, I don’t suppose an angel in graffiti could come to life and getcha…
Anything’s possible: so, don’t blink. ;)
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. — Michelangelo
Another one of those pieces I got lost in while creating. I’ve been getting more and more like Sherlock in his “mind palace”.
Of course, I think that’s a good thing.
There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself. — Herman Melville