I've been inspired lately through some Facebook artist friends to attempt to paint more loosely. I really admire artists who can put a little dab here and a little dab there and voila! A lovely piece of art appears! I think that it is much harder to paint in a looser style than it is to stay within the lines. My grandmother was a lovely watercolor artist (see my previous blog about her with some pics) and while I really admire her style of loose watercolors, I think that I want to accomplish something between her style and my style.
About 2 years ago, when I first started with watercolors, I would get lots of library books and practice as much as I could. I got a Jan Kunz book and I completed an exercise that I still have and still love. (see below)
Even now, when I look at this painting, I still love it a lot, but I really want to give my art more of a freer artsy feel. I had some other photos of poppies that I decided to work from recently and I think that I'm gravitating towards this style more.
But then....I look back and I can't decide. Hmmmm.....
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I'm a wife and mother of four kids. I homeschool, paint, run, and garden! I am always interested in digging truths out of Scripture. Here, you'll find my thoughts on art, adoption, gardening, mothering, homeschooling, books and whatever else is on my mind. Enjoy!
Creativity doesn't exist in a vacuum - like skepticism, it's a means, not an end. It cries out for a theme. To treat creativity as an end in itself is to assume godlike character for humans as though they could create ex nihilo. -J. Cheane