January blew by as I opened an art book,
and another and then another.
Our library allows for limitless withdrawals,
so caution here or I'll wake up in the middle of summer.
Lots of artists wrote about art goals in January.
I set a few goals, but the main goal is to shake things up a bit.
So aside from the usual inking,
|India ink on watercolor paper|
|Crow / Acrylic on canvas board / 5X7|
I've been experimenting with color.
I learned how to make these mini-abstracted color squares
while watching a Shirley Trevena watercolor video
(sorry, can't remember which one as they are in a storage unit).
These samples are great for discovering new color combinations,
for using as small paintings with large mats,
for use in homemade cards,
as inspiration for making larger abstract paintings,
for use in collages,
and for turning off the left side of your brain, in general.
I plan on making more,
and will photo doing them in progress.
Then I'll use one in a painting, I hope.