So here are some recent paintings- some for Christmas presents, others resulting from my newfound fox fascination. Not quite sure why foxes seem to be the first things that show up on a page- must be something to do with that awesome orange. A new-ish colour for me. Usually I just stick to blue.
It’s nice to mess around with watercolour, especially when the goal is to make something fun for someone you like alot or love. I’ve been using Christmas time as an excuse to make some whimsical pictures I might not otherwise create- since I don’t usually have an excuse. Maybe I’ll be inspired to make not so serious images more often.
So, not too much new stuff has been up in my world, but it feels good to be finished a big project, which has a title now- “Violet and her Worries.” I am trying to figure out the best way to get the story published. . . but in the mean time it’s freeing to not have to work within the guidelines of a project.
I am realizing that I really like water colours, especially with line drawings over top. I am messing around with shapes and colours and lines, and it feels nice not to want things to look a certain way. Although, things are feeling super wide open, in that I have no specific ideas about what I want to work on next. I’m hoping it will become clear as I make messes.
Pikaland.com has offered lots of inspiration. I’ve been admiring artwork that’s graphic with nice bold shapes and clean lines, like Alan Brown’s work: