Watercolor Fantasy Collage

Good Morning – I’ve been busy making watercolor papers and experimenting with cutting, pasting and collage. I followed the flow of the paint and ended up with a fantasy of trees and slanted buildings. All great fun! Have a creative day.

Trading Art Cards

Good Morning and Happy Thursday. Jill Kuhn and I are trading art again.  We had such a good time last month with collage papers we decided to make six  6″ x 4″ trading cards. We both created some drawing, painting, patterns, collage, and Jill added some sewing.

Thank you Jill for joining in the fun. I’m so inspired by your creativity.

Jill’s Art click here to visit Jill’s Blog

Sharon’s contribution 

Layers of Color

Greetings…Today’s post is multi layers of color. I started with painting a pattern with watercolor. I then lightly drew the flower shape and painted a thin glaze of bright blue over the background. I added several layers of colored pencil texture so the flower color would pop. I’m happy with the results.

These two designs were made several years ago, similar technique.

 

Agave

Good Morning….A preliminary watercolor and watercolor pencil sketch for a larger piece of art work. I’m considering a collage and watercolor Agave plant.  I have plenty in my backyard for studies. Have a creative day.

7′ x7″ watercolor, watercolor pencil

 

Handmade Collage Paper Collaboration

Recently, Jill Kuhn at https://artjillkuhn.wordpress.com and I decided to create some collage papers to share with each other. We each made a variety of designs and exchanged them by mail.

I have always admired Jill’s use of paper collage in the wonderful art work she produces. I’m so inspired by her sense of humor, creative process and the techniques she shares with all of us. Thanks Jill, for joining me with this fun and inspirational project.

On Wednesday, Jill always post a comical bird using collage techniques. We decided to share our new papers and we would both design our own “Wacky Bird”.

It’s Dance Night in the City…

These are the paper designs from Jill

These are papers I designed

Oak Leaf

Out of the many hundreds of oak leaves falling in my yard, I picked this one to paint. The mottled colors would present a challenge. I spent a few hours on Sunday practicing with watercolor, watercolor pencil and Kuretake Zig watercolor brush paints. I used multiple layers of color to achieve my results. A few hours well spent. Happy Monday!

Fiber art

Good Morning….In past years, I spent many hours creating fiber art. Now, my hands get tired making all of the little stitches. Below are a few small samples of creations I’ve made.

 

Scratchboard Drawings

Good Morning Sunday…I offer you two different attempts at scratchboard. I haven’t used these medium in awhile and really love the effects.

The first is done with the paper scratchboard using a wooden stylus. Underneath the black coating is the surprise color.

The rabbit was made on the wood scratchboard using the a variety of metal scratch board tools. I live in Conejo Valley (Conejo is rabbit in the Spanish language). We have thousands of rabbits roaming freely. My town is Thousand Oaks, CA where the Oak trees are protected.

Paper Quilt and Cookies

Good Morning, happy Thursday!

Christmas Tree #1: painted triangles fitted together as a paper quilt. I did use my sewing machine to add to the texture of the tree.

Cookie # 2: frosted Christmas cookie cut outs painted with Derwent watercolors and colored pencils. So many possibilities!