Sunday, 3 April 2016

One of my "to do iin 2016" things

One of the things on my to do list this year was to complete more painting. I have been inspired by several good art books from the library to be more dynamic with water colours.  I am quite happy with my attempts at flowers following one book's step by step instructions.


I have used some old cardboard frames which set them off nicely.
The next book on landscapes was not so successful but I got some ideas (no pics, they really were not good). My latest book is about mixed media ideas and I am looking forward to having a little play with those ideas when I am fully fit. At present it is hard to organise the brain still, let alone feel creative!

What have you done lately to address the inner creative?

  I am jealous of one blogger's patient organisation of hexagon patchwork shapes by colour. 

4 comments:

  1. Those paintings are great! Love the colours and the composition! They are vibrant, yes, you must do more painting. Let the dust settle and paint instead! I do think if you're feeling stressed, to do something which needs total concentration, such as watercolour painting, is a very good thing. I'm a writer and that is my creative outlet, and I also love photography and books (to read and to collect.)
    Margaret P

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    1. It is lovely to have the time to lose yourself in something creative. I used to write till work took over with creating reports for Ofsted, lost all creative urge after that - hope it comes back one day!

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  2. Sewing always sewing, you are a clever lady your painting are wonderful.

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    1. Yep, sewing is my love too. When we have visitors all the sewing has to be put away which is so annoying.

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