I had a lovely group this morning at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
I showed them three techniques for capturing the essence of fall wildflowers.
Brush painting with watercolor.
Drawing with watercolor pencils and adding water.
Bonus: pen and ink.
I did a demo of negative painting to capture these tiny asters. Then I added pen to suggest detail.
Thank you dear readers for your support. Art will pull me through.
I’m working on a custom fabric collage for a rooster lover.
While you are awake
Set intentions for future
And reap what you sew
Art Prescription: A little sewing. A little collage. A little dream.
So here I am moving into a North Carolina fall.
I really like hiking!
Basically I’m a happy dog!
Fall mornings start cool
Then the sun heats up the ground
And we strip layers
Art Prescription: Great day to have my studio door flung open!
A place for your thoughts
Space to write, paint, or collage
Art Prescription: Did you keep a diary growing up? Was it locked? Did your sibling break into it? LOL
Now you can keep an art journal! A place for mental and visual expressions. Anything goes, and it’s just for you!
I love making these art journal kits and listed this one in my Etsy shop.
Splash of red maple
Golden-yellow and green elm
Burnt umber seed pods
Art Prescription: I love to take a meditative walk and notice small finds. While fall wildflowers bloom in meadows, summer’s gala turns to seed, still beautiful.
All along the road
Trees are boasting final green
On their way to fall.
Art Prescription: The season’s always stir existential thoughts. So beautiful and timeless.
Tiny Journal in colored pencil;