Happy Friday lovely people! I have more mixed media art for you, of course! Are you ready for the weekend? These birdies certainly look like they are set to have some fun! 🙂
It’s been a long week with work craziness, physical hurts and a series of events that led to a cracked Macbook that was worthy of a scene in “Final Destination.” Eeep! Still, this is a year of slowing down, calming (word of the year: relax!) and being grateful, so let’s stay on that path and take this moment to celebrate all of the big and little things that bring us joy.
These quirky birds were one of Tamara Laporte’s Life Book 2016 art lessons. How cute! A fun course in honoring what and whom we are grateful for and embodying those characteristics in the birds. I don’t even think people that know me well can decipher this one, but these cuties are a mix of family, friends, our zoo of pets, and myself. 🙂 I am blessed with people in my life that are loving, supportive, and all-around fun to know, and the process of this painting allowed me time to focus on appreciating having them in my world.
Truly a mixed media painting, this is chock full of everything! Sketched out onto 11 x 14 hot press watercolor paper, and then colored in with a mix of watercolors, Neocolor II crayons, and colored pencils. Posca paint pens added details and highlights. I’m pretty sure I threw some gesso and pastels in there, too…
Supplies used for this piece:
- Caran d'Ache Classic Neocolor II Water-Soluble Pastels
- Holbein Watercolor Paints
- Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil
- Graphite Pencils
- Fabriano Studio 11 x 14 Hot Press Watercolor Paper
- Liquitex Professional White Gesso
- Posca Paint Pens
Stay tuned, another fun and quirky bird will be popping up here soon! Have a wonderful and creative weekend, and let’s remember to take a moment to be thankful for that which is good in our lives. 🙂
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