Saturday, February 2, 2013

Month In Review

I browsed the collages posted at Leslie's blog.  Most of them have some degree of cohesion but mine is all over the place :)  That's cool though, it's honestly what I was going for.  I wanted to try a little bit of everything.Things I learned this month:

  • A day is incomplete without art.
  • I really like watercolor... for some things.  For others oil seems more appropriate for my style.
  • I want to learn to paint with a knife.
  • I can play and see where my fancy takes me, and if it turns out like crap, it's okay... tomorrow is another day and another piece of art.
  • My calligraphy needs practice.
  • I think I'd like to explore combining traditional henna designs with watercolor and oil.
  • I'm not as interested in the craftsy stuff (i.e. painting on glass) as I'd have thought.
  • It's time to explore making art that doesn't come from photography
  • Sketch and draw more
  • Pastel... meh.  I think there's something I'm missing.  It's on a back burner.
  • People really like dragons.
  • Facebook is great for exposure
  • Horses are still my best subject.
Unfortunately I have piles of "real" work to do today and probably won't get to paint. 

What now?  I posted yesterday but in case you're visiting from Leslie's blog and didn't see it, Janin at Wise Ramblings is hosting a daily painting challenge focused on One Billion Rising, an event aimed at increasing awareness and preventing violence to women.  Check yesterday's post or Janin's blog for more info... join us!

Happy painting.