I have two completely different nature inspired art projects to share today. (And if you are so inclined to see a third look here).
First up is this:
My second completed oil and cold wax project! It didn't begin with a landscape orientation but as I added layers and worked and moved it around this is what transpired. Do you ever move your canvas around and find a different view and then an unexpected finish?
Here's a detail of the texture -not near as thick as my first one :)
This is from the top right corner of the piece.
Oh how I love working with these mediums! Linking this to Paint Party Friday along with Paper Artsy's Challenge #21 for the theme of "abstract". This post of theirs was filled with inspiration!
The theme this month over at Kim Dellow's Art It Friday - Show Your Face is to share what artist has inspired your entry. My next watercolor sketch was inspired by Danielle Donaldson and if any of you know who she is or has her book you would immediately recognize my "nature girl" in her style:
Instead of doing a "busy girl" project as in the book, I went with my love of nature and the beach. I'm really following Danielle's directions in order to gain a loose quality when water coloring, and sketching using a pencil. The mixed media, wabi - sabi style, and abstracts styles are easier for me and I find a really wonderful flow but when it comes to this I often struggle which is why I keep practicing although it will never be my forté. And I do think I can learn and then incorporate it into what I love the most.
So, another ? for you. Do you try a variety of styles and mediums to understand and learn from them or do you primarily stick to what you really love?
Also linking to Art Journal Every Day. Will be around to visit the challenges throughout the next few days for further inspiration. Happy weekend!
" It is the language of nature to which one has to listen. " Vincent van Gogh