Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kates Girlfriends book and Carolines ArtySoul Book

Kate's book theme is "Nature". Gorgeous art work in there - wow... I chose to do miniature nature - drawing pollen, spores, virus', and seeds.


The back side is..what else...a fish. As I was working on this, DH commented "have you thought about birds?" (hint, hint). I told him that I had to master the sea, then the land, and finally the air...and it could take millenium. He sighed.


Marianne sent me Caroline's book for ArtySoulSisters - and the theme is color. The artwork in there is so amazing! I did a watercolor of houses, I've been playing with this technique over the past few weeks. Using a resist to draw the shapes and windows of the houses, and filling in with color. With planning, this is a fun technique and can be taken further than I have done here. There is a second side but the scanner is cranky this morning and won't scan side 2.

These will go out to the next person this week!

15 comments:

Renee said...

These are fantastic Mim I especially love the fish.

xoxo

Yoel Engel said...

Hey!!
I just wrote this song about love for my girlfriend and I'm trying to compare it with anything else... I thought I would land on your blog and there would be lyrics :P but anyhoo, if you want to check out the song i wrote and recorded on youtube just click on the link (PLEASE COMMENT ON IT IF YOU CAN!) :^)
A Song About Love

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are great Mim. I LOVE the fish. Gee that Yoel said the same thing on Lynns blog. EXACTLY.

studio lolo said...

Mim, these drawings are so delicious that I just had to embiggen them! I honest to goodness could hug that fish, he's just so cute. I think it's his eyes and his pouty mouth ;)
Your colors are more vibrant on these, it seems. Were you using more of a dry brush?

Hey, I'm with mr. T...boids, boids, boids!

studio lolo said...

P.S. I'm too afraid to click on that guy's song. Could be a virus that you didn't draw!

;)

PAK ART said...

I love all your pages for your art pass-around books. the fish is very cute but I'm a bit intrigued by the miniature nature. That's a fun idea!

marianne said...

Lovely pages for Kate! You know how I love your watercolors!
What is that resist to draw thing? is it a pencil?
It makes a wonderful result!

Mim said...

Lolo...are you from Brooklyn??? Marianne - the resist thing is this liquid you get in a jar - I used "liquid frisket" and you draw it on with a pen...let it dry...do your watercolors and then rub it off. It's not real precise but fun.

I'm not linking on that guys song...NO way!!!

sukipoet said...

Gorgeous watercolors. The miniature world oddly looks like outer space to me. Grand /miniature. Hmmm. Love the fish and look fwd to getting this bk as I know I you mail to me for one of these go rounds. cheers.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love your fishes. Don't abandon them. There are many fish in the sea of inspiration.

Lynn said...

That fish is a knockout!
But I like all your pages/art...
Glad you are in the NEXT art book too!

Michele said...

The colors are really nice. I Love the buildings.

katie jane said...

Mim, I'm so sorry I am late in responding, but I love, love, love my page!! Of course, I love Caroline's too, but mine, well, you know how I love nature and the sea! Couldn't be more perfect. Thanks a millenium!
(The fish looks a little like Homer Simpson, don't you think?) :)

deepazartz said...

Thats so neat and pretty...esp the fish. I hear that u r the master:)
I just loved it.

Good Day!

Caroline said...

OH my gosh, I'm so late in coming here - I did leave a comment on the artysoulsisters blog though! Just wanted to let you know that I love my page and am really looking forward to seeing what didn't scan on the back!!! It's a fun technique using the resist and gives the painting a batik look - lovely! Thanks so much. Katie's pages are gorgeous too. The colours in all 3 are so pretty!