Thursday, July 11, 2013

More Doodling, painting, playing around

For a change it's lovely to not have a "project" to work on - I'm enjoying playing with paints and pens and different papers.

I wanted to get over my fear of hot pressed watercolor paper so have been experimenting using a mica based, powdered paint that you mix up to the strength you want. The colors are not subtle, and they sort of sparkle but it's fun and they are smooth and fun to push around on the smooth paper.

Color studies 1,2 and 3

I took the fish from a few posts ago, and finished him off with watercolors.  I like him.....

3 friends are new or again grandma's which made me think of mamma's and babies - hence the mother and child.  And the starfish just popped out for fun.

 What do you think? 

I think that art should be fun,
and it's been fun
rediscovering that.


Lynn Cohen said...

Your art is very fun to see! Your fish has such personality! And the colors are great too? Glad you are enjoying yourself! You should join us over at paint party Friday , you can get there via the icon on my side bar, then get your own there. It's a great group and supportive audience .

sukipoet said...

YES not only should art be fun but it is important to discover what is fun to us and to do it.

love the paint colors, the fish and all.....

Robin said...

The colours are dreamy...even as *mere backgrounds*, my mind is already creating stories about the different horizons. The Mim-Fish! WOW! J'adore! Luv the Madonna and Child..and the Star Fish... you ARE having fun - but still creating wonderful ART that brings a smile to our faces!



♥ Robin ♥

Teri Casper said...

Looks great and looks like as well.
What is the name of these paints? Someone else talked about bright paints.
Love that fish!!

soulbrush said...

Love the third one and the fish of course.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love your fish. It has such character with color. You can't go wrong with madonna and child no matter how you represent her. Enjoy your art. It is fabulous.

marianne said...

Lovely creations! Love that mother/grandmother with child.
We will get another grandchild also next March.
Always love your art Mim! And yes art should be fun and fun to watch :)

Annie Coe said...

Art is fun and nothing is more fun to me. Love the fish. xoxo