Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Recent Art Practice

Bible Art Journaling, early February:

My new hobby is learning more about painting with watercolor. I have a long way to go, but it makes me feel accountable if I photograph and post most of my attempts.

With the diversity, it is obvious that I am still searching for “my style.”

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

God Created the Birds {Bible Art Journaling}

So, this is an example of what I call “hobby art,” or whimsical art. In other words, there is no intent at realism. This is obviously a cardinal on a tree branch. But it is not intended to look like a “picture” of a cardinal, or a cardinal in real life.

However, it IS painted with watercolor, in this case Dr Ph Martin’s liquid watercolors. Here I used an outline provided by Jenna at ScribblingGrace.com.

This is the first page in my ESV Interleaved Bible.

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” Genesis 1:20 (ESV)

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Monday, February 11, 2019

“Real” Watercolor {Watercolor Practice}

So, every now and then, as I play around with whimsical, what I call “hobby art,” I wish I could do “real” watercolor art. It’s not the same. “Real” watercolor artists are so good, and I love the look of the art (though I tend to favor the more vibrant colors, even in watercolor, than the pale colors that many artists use).

I followed along with a free tutorial to create this pear. It really looked a lot better before I applied the “finishing” touches. The teacher said, “You may be tempted to quit now, before the final touches.” She was right, and I should have! It was not easy, and I was pretty tired of yellow and yellow-green before I finished! I have a short attention span.

Actually, the reference photo for this piece was a much riper pear than this one. Mine needs to ripen for a few days before it is ready to eat!

Also, I didn’t have all the same brushes and paints that she used. Maybe that’ll be my excuse…

Just wanted to document this, because I am hoping maybe I can find other classes or tutorials and actually learn a bit more about doing “real” watercolor art.

Meanwhile, I will certainly continue to use my “hobby art” on my Bible pages and in my sketch book!

#watercolor #annamasonart

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Holy Spirit Promised {Bible Art Journaling}

I was inspired for this Bible journaling idea from my friend Jenna Parde at Scribbling Grace.

The focal passage for this art is found in Isaiah 11:2:

“The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—”

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