Friday, February 5, 2016

Watercolor Art Journal Share - My Process

How do you feel about your painting process?  Do you have a routine?  I've noticed a few new habits in my painting process and want to share them today.

The reason why this is coming up now has to do with me trying to take more risks with my art. Instead of pushing away my weird ideas I just work with them.  Here are a few things I've noticed....
  1. I keep a small journal by my bed to sketch ideas late at night (before I go to bed I usually get a flood of ideas!).  I know some people get great ideas in the shower or at the gym.  I try to write it down even if I never use it.  
  2. I make a larger sketch to see if I even like the idea.  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
  3. If I do, I move on to painting...I go dark to light (even with acrylics).  Not the darkest dark.  I will build up shadows keeping track of highlights and fuss with it until I'm done.

I'm really liking watercolor journaling.  The medium is going to take me a while to get used to since at first I tried to use it like acrylics.  The more I experiment the more I learn....

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  1. I have been useing more watercolor in my small personal journal that I keep by my bed as well..I don't use it for my larger pages..always love to see your process Danielle..Ann Clyde

  2. She's beautiful .... Love her eyes!

  3. absolutely gorgeous!! I have been trying to use wc more often.. I have just come to the conclusion that I am HARD on COLOR. Not sure if I have any habits besides SPENDING way too much on supplies!! :)

    1. I feel the same way! I love shopping...when I'm in the store I'm like shouldn't I be home creating!