I love to play with acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, papers, rubber stamps, inks and all sorts of other art medias. I am not very good with coming up with ideas of my own to create. So instead of just sitting on the sidelines and wishing that I was more talented I start creating by what others have created on blogs, websites, you tube, free tutorials and paid online classes. A lot of the time my work looks very similar to theirs, but I am learning, playing and having fun, fun, fun.
I came across a website for having Painting Parties in your own home. There are several places around town that host painting parties, but I think it is kind of pricey. I also want to paint in my art journal instead of canvases. My sister Marie and I are always getting together to do art projects. We think it would be fun to get together with a few others doing artsy stuff. This past weekend Marie and I got together and painted 2 of the designs.
Marie is working in her 11x14 Canson mixed media journal.
I'm working in my homemade midori style journal. It has hot pressed water color paper in it.
Here is the 2 that Marie did.
And here are mine. I still have some detail work to do on the wine one.
We used Liquitex Basic Acrylics. It was way to thick for this style of painting. Next painting of this type I plan to use a craft type paint that is much more fluid.