New artwork from me…

I am still somewhat raw from yesterday’s post, so today I thought I would post new artwork from me.  As I said in an earlier post, I am still struggling to get back into practice of doing new artwork regularly.  I have made some headway, but I still haven’t gotten back to daily artwork yet.

Anyway, here are pictures of the last three things I have done, just to get my feet back in the water.  I am really rusty and I am finding that painting new artwork is more difficult than I remember.  However, I believe that old maxim: “Practice makes perfect.”  So I will keep pushing forward until I am making new artwork daily and it is much easier for me to do.

The first picture is of a garden lady done with acrylics, paper napkins, and pen:

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lady with flowers

The second picture is my first attempt at negative painting:

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flowers in a pot

The last picture is my attempt to paint the koi fish from the youtube video:

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koi fish in a pond

The lady was difficult because I am not used to putting napkins or paper on my work so really I was learning how to do that.  The flowers started out as a big mess on the paper and then I painted over it to isolate my flowers.  It was an interesting lesson and one I will repeat in the future.  It gives the artists lots of freedom to paint what they see on the page without worry that it be perfect.  The koi fish turned out much better than expected.  First of all, they were much easier than I imagined.  Secondly, they were so happy once they showed up on the paper!

I hope to finish Carly’s story soon, but for now the emotional weight is too much for me to bear.  I know she has a happy ending, so for that I am eternally grateful.

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