Saturday, August 04, 2012
this was the last week of the online workshop "pages and paint." above is a painting i made based on a sketchbook idea (shown in the previous post). i had a lot of fun drawing colors, images and textures from the original sketch. that's a new thing for me. i usually just go into a project without a clue as to what i'm going to do. maybe i'll have some color in mind. but it's nice to have some kind of theme to play with.
just a few more sketchbook pages...playing with color and inspiration (above).
this was the result of a prompt from the course instructor. she mailed us goodie bags filled with fun little bits and prompts and ideas to get us going on our paintings. the above was a game where we had to take whatever words she had given us and incorporate them into our sketchbooks or a painting. my words were: "bubble gum pink, seaside, lines & dots, joy." and that's what i came up with.
i hope to continue with the sketchbooks. i think they're a great place to play and try out ideas without the pressure of an entire blank canvas. what kinds of activities do you do before a big project? do you use an inspiration board? a sketchbook? or do you just dive in and see what happens?