The Art of Life
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Watercolor, Ink & Colored Pencil

~~On the art front, I'm in that in-between pieces stage. I love it when I'm working on something. While I'm working I get all these different ideas for pieces that I would love to do. But then, I'm finished and I don't know what to start on, lol! I do have some ideas but I don't want to just jump into something. I will be spending this week trying to get some good references for my ideas. I think it would be good for me to get references for several different pieces so that I would have something already lined up for when I finish.
~~I checked out this book from the library. Radiant Realism in Watercolor, Ink and Colored Pencil by Sueellen Ross. It looks very interesting. She claims that her technique can help colored pencil artists get faster, something I definitely need. I'm thinking about experimenting with it and I'll let you know what I think. If anyone else has read this or used this mixed media technique, I would love to know your thoughts.
Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Another book worth reading and working through is "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. The book is very inspirational for anyone who wants a spiritual guide to creativity.

Your words today are kind of ironic. I was just thinking how much my day has shifted from morning to afternoon. A wonderful morning to not-so-good afternoon. Instead of me trying to fix the day, I need to let God take charge and let me stay in the sidelines.

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Ooooh! I really like that book! I have it and have read through it but I need to do it again and take it slower this time.

It's hard to let go sometimes, isn't it? I've still been having a struggle with my afternoon too. I'll take a moment right now to pray for us both.