Saturday, June 30, 2018

Day 82 | Never Stop Learning..



It is hard to believe that we came to the end of #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 journey and today is the very last day. This month long challenge has really pushed me to try different techniques and taught me to just be comfortable painting - irrespective of the outcome. I will not lie, it was also exhausting to come up with ideas and show up every single day. With work and home duties, some days were so hard that I just wanted to quit (so glad I pushed through ☺️!). Now that we are done, I could use a small break to rejuvenate. Time to pick up a few books from my growing TBR pile and do something different with my free time until Watercolor Summit, which starts in August. Hooray! 

Siri


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Day 77 - 81 | "I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art." ~ Madonna



"Believe you can and you're halfway there" ~ Theodre Roosevelt. My first watercolor wreath and I am a quite happy how it turned out. Hope you all have a great week ahead.


"If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness, Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds." ― Pam Stewart. This piece of artwork is inspired from Pinterest. I am finally able to understand how to do color mixing and using masking fluid techniques.


 I am self-admittedly obsessed about painting watercolor patterns. Their abstract and repetitive nature are perfect to empty my restless mind. And an added bonus - they help improve my brushwork.


"It always seems impossible until it's done" ~ Nelson Mandela


After many months of practicing watercolor, I finally bought a jar of masking fluid and here is a fun attempt - a relatively simple piece where the flower areas were protected with the fluid. 

Siri

Friday, June 22, 2018

Day 72 - 76 | "To draw you must close your eyes and sing." ~ Pablo Picasso



Youtube is such a great resource for fun, little watercolor tutorials. Today's piece is inspired by this city skyline. video. So simple to paint and beautiful to look at.


San Francisco is an eye candy for those who are interested in urban sketching. Sadly, I am always in a hurry to go in and out of the city for work and to notice the lovely architecture around. But today, I took moment to click a picture of a building I pass almost every single day. And it was such fun to capture the essence in watercolors.


Another city landscape pattern today I saw on @lisacongdon's watercolor class at Creative Bug. The brain goes into a meditative mode when I make such simple, colorful art and it is my form of tuning out from what's happening around me. Such precious, rare moments I wouldn't trade anything for.


#30x30DirectWatercolor2018 challenge has been๐Ÿ˜ and I can’t believe I painted almost every single day of this month so far. That is an accomplishment in itself considering how inherently lazy I am.


Random Watercolor pattern to fill up an empty page. 

Siri

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Day 67 - 71 | "Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea." ~ Edward de Bono



A brand new week is about to end and it is time for Fri-yay again! Hope you all have a good weekend ahead!


“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ~ Oscar Wilde


I want to call this piece - “Tree of Life”, a daily reminder that change is the only constant.


"The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less." ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin 

Hope you all have a great week ahead. 


Family...

Siri

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Day 62 - 66 | "In the creative state a man is taken out of himself." ~ E. M. Forster



"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." ~ Helen Keller 


 “The morning sun is out and bright
Easing into all that was dark and blight
Forcing night sneak away without a fight” 
- Richard L. Ratliff. 

Hope you all have a great week ahead.



“Good morning! May a chorus of birdsongs welcome your day, and may they fill your heart and soul with peace, joy and love for the coming day.” - Anthony T. Hincks .


Today was one such day that dragged on and on. Hitting bed early to rejuvenate and for a fresh start tomorrow. Good night world!


Brush control practice while I watch some mindless TV ๐Ÿ“บ ๐Ÿ˜„ #multitasking

Siri

 
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