My painting and coloring progress for today:
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Last Sunday I played with watercolors by wetting the surface and then dabbing in colors with a wet watercolor brush to see what happens as the colors bleed, spread, pool, and mix with each other. A dear friend calls this style of painting “Happenings” because you never know what’s going to happen.
Image #1 shows what happened on Sunday when I played with yellow, orange, and red. Today I decided to improvise with my happenings result, to just go where it wanted to go. I started by filling in the background (images 2-4). Dry coloring several colors together and then adding water always gives me a lovely surprise, as was the case again today.
From there I fine tuned some of the elements within the orange, giving them more definition and clarity (image 5). Then with the gel pens, I just doodled away as the spirit moved me (images 6-12).
It does our Creative Spirit good to just play with abandon once in a while. And “orange” I glad I did today. 🙂
About the Mandalas of the Day: