Thursday, January 1, 2015

Bicycles Cats Flowers and 30 Paintings in 30 Days CHALLENGE

9x10.25 mixed media collage done today in the midst of our ice storm as I'm thinking of Spring on this first day of January 2015. The bike is cut out and collaged as is the kitty basket.  Also collaged black & white paper (inside pattern envelope a bill came in) under the bike.  Flower pot is drawn in watersoluble colored pencils and is partly that and watercolor.  The first marks were from two teabags you can see above the flowers and below the bike.  Background is watercolor; marks made by rolling two wine corks soaked in paint then stamped their ends.  The ink bicycle was a beginning sketch that did not work.  I've just finished reading two new books this week:  Artist's Journal Workshop by Cathy Johnson and Journal Fodder 365 by Scott and Modler.
Image is COPYRIGHT Kay Smith 2015.

Thirty Paintings in 30 Days Painting Challenge
Today is the first day of Leslie Saeta's blog exercise that I will be posting and participating along with about 900 artists from around the world.  You can see the activity HERE.


Chammi Kaiser said...

Love the idea of this challenge and really enjoy your sketches and paintings. I have made a 2015 resolution to definitely do a drawing or painting every day - particularly love pen and wash.
As an animal portrait artist, I enjoy the freedom without all the detail that clients require. Have fun in 2015 and stay well.

Sue Marrazzo said...

So FUN!!!!