Wow, it is almost the end of April! Where did the time go. I was so busy with family matters last week that before I knew it another week passed by.
For this week’s post, I combined two Life Book lessons because I didn’t have enough information to fill up two pages.
Week 16 was with Alena Hennesy. She is such a sweet girl – I just loved the way she led us through her “Quick Be Here Now” lesson on intuitive painting. This was a bonus lesson so it wasn’t very detailed, but I got to spend 15 minutes just using color and making marks.
I used all kinds of paints on this – fluid acrylics, watercolor crayons, and black and white markers. She said: “just pretend you are a little girl coloring in a state of abandon.”
This is what I created in 15 minutes.
For Week 17 Jenny Wentworth showed us step-by step how to create a portrait in an intuitive way.
I was really surprised how fast I was able to create this girl. I’m thinking that because I have taken so many different classes on drawing and coloring whimsical girls, that I intuitively and automatically put down color and shading.
I didn’t think too much about it, just went with the flow. My husband and my crafty friend, Maria, were very impressed!
I started out with a painting I didn’t finish on watercolor paper and applied gesso to cover it up. She only used a handful of supplies and I tried to do the same. I didn’t have the sepia color she used on the background and for the shading; so I made my own. Sepia is a mixture of dark brown and black. I don’t like using black too much, so instead of using black I added ultramarine blue to burnt sienna. It was a bit too dark, but I watered it down. I also used watercolor pencils, soft pastels, fluid acrylics and regular acrylics.
Here she is!!
And the closeup:
Don’t you just love her eyes? I hope I remember how I created this piece because I wasn’t thinking about what I applied first or anything, I just made a circle here, a line there and added color here and there.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations today and I thank you so much for stopping by.