World Watercolor Month 2018 – Week 2 Recap

Another week of painting has gone by.  I’ve had a lot of fun trying new techniques and following tutorials that I’ve been meaning to paint for a long time.  The point was not to make frameable masterpieces but to try new brushstrokes, learn, and have fun with the painting process.

Day 8-Flying Things, Atlantic Puffin

Day 8-Flying Things, Atlantic Puffin. I hope to see one someday!

Day 9-Climbing Mountains, Pronghorn from Yellowstone

Day 9-Climbing Mountains, Pronghorn from Yellowstone

Day 10-Light and Luminous, Swan - Followed a tutorial by Lindsay Weirich in her online class "Feathers and Fowl"

Day 10-Light and Luminous, Swan – Followed a tutorial by Lindsay Weirich in her online class “Feathers and Fowl”

Day 11-Beautiful Blooms, Clover

Day 11-Beautiful Blooms, Clover

Day 12-Forest Animal, Bear

Day 12-Forest Animal, Bear

 

Day 13-Fast & Loose, Florals

Day 13-Fast & Loose, Florals

Day 14-Sweet Treat, Chocolate

Day 14-Sweet Treat, Sea Salt Caramel

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

I’m off to start the prompts for week 3.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

World Watercolor Month 2018 – Week 1 Recap

Creating 31 watercolors in 31 days seems a little daunting, but keeping up so far has been fun.  I’ll start here with Day 2 because Day 1 had it’s own post.

Day 2-Delicious Food

Day 2-Delicious Food

Day 3-Primary Colors

Day 3-Primary Colors

Day 4-Fourth of July Sparkler

Day 4-Fourth of July Sparkler

Day 5-Shades of Blue

Day 5-Shades of Blue

Day 6-Simple Things

Day 6-Simple Things

Day 7-Playing Games

Day 7-Playing Games

I post daily on Instagram, but in order not to flood email inboxes, a weekly recap seems to be the best option.   Also, because many of the daily prompt challenges are painted very simply, recapping a week at a time might be more pleasing to the eyes. 🙂  However, I’ll probably do singleton posts intermittently throughout the month, too.

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

Have a great weekend!

Sand Dollar, #WorldWatercolorMonth 2016

I can’t believe today is already July 1, which kicks off the very first ever World Watercolor Month.  This great event was spearheaded by Charlie O’Shields of Doodlewash, who went to the National Day Calendar folks and arranged to make this an official month-long event.  There are a couple of goals of this celebration – to simply share a love of watercolor with other folks, to encourage, and to be inspired by the works of others around the world.  We are also raising awareness for the Dreaming Zebra Foundation and the Art Room Aid project sponsored by Dick Blick with hopes of bringing art supplies and learning to children who otherwise would not have exposure to these enriching things. If you’d like to learn more about any of this, simply click on the links above.

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World Watercolor Month 2016

Today I offer you a tiny sand dollar (or as I learned from fellow WordPress blogger and amazing artist, Sissh, it is called a pansy shell in her area of the world).  Even though there is not much to it, I struggled with this silly painting.  I was finally happy when I changed all the grays to purple, which makes me think I should call it a purple pansy shell more than a sand dollar at this point.

Sand Dollar aka Pansy Shell

Sand Dollar or Pansy Shell

In any event, happy inaugural World Watercolor Month!  I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!