Saturday, April 11, 2015

Taking a risk with some thing new: Water color landscape

There are two risks involved here. One is just posting this. This is a work in progress. I have always liked art and paintings that I have seen but have not tried much. Most of the art work I have done has been Zentangle®. I was introduced to that about 3 years ago and it has been a great journey and it will continue. Not sure if my endeavors in this stimulated my creativity in other areas or not. I know I have tangled on a variety of surfaces and have enjoyed trying different things.

About 6 months ago I had an urge to try some thing different. Not having any formal training other than my CZT training, I for some reason chose water color. Not sure if this is easier than acrylic or oils as I have never done either of those. I bought some simple supplies and to be honest they have been gathering dust in my art supplies. I would think about pulling them out but then usually had some other project that I could use to distract me. I finally decided that I needed to just start something. Was not sure what to do, but not considering being someone who could draw, I decided that it would be easier to do a simple landscape. After starting not sure that there is such a thing. When you are tangling you do not have to wait for things to dry. As I said there were a couple challenges. The other challenging part of this is that I have NO formal training in other art forms. I have looked at a couple of videos on you tube and garnered a little information from talking with a few other artists at the Artworks Gallery or just listening to some of their conversations with people at events. Over the years, as I work with a lot of kids in my clinical practice and with my own kids as they were growing up, I have experimented with a few different techniques. So I finally did start. I have tried to use the one tenet that I learned from Zentangle® which is to not judge too much and to not decide what I was going to do with a piece until it is done. This is not done but there has been progress. Will post other pictures later. Not sure if I will wait until it is done or post other stages of progress.

Okay, enough rambling, or delaying. Here is what I have done so far.

Would be interested in any comments, suggestions, tips, what ever that you can offer.

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