Saturday, March 28, 2015

Get up. Get dressed. Paint. Week 2

Love Saturday mornings because it’s my time to paint with no interruptions.  Today was especially fun as I bought some acrylic paints yesterday.  My original shopping list had Martha Stewart’s Beach Glass and Pink Dahlia, 2 colors Rae Messigman uses frequently in her journals.  
This is what I came home with:

Acrylic paints were on sale for $1 a bottle and some were on clearance (insert happy dance). 

I am not happy with this particular color.  Just a little too chartreuse for my taste.

HERE is the 15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA© video I watched and painted.  Not happy with this page as it just seems messy.  But until I feel comfortable dabbling on my own I am going to stick with recreating these pages.  I am learning which, besides simply painting, is the purpose of doing them.  I keep reminding myself that my own style will come.  Practicing is the only way I will find it.

What I learned:

  • I am getting better at improvising when I do not have the same materials as those she uses in the video.
  • How to incorporate using watercolor pencils with acrylic paint.
  • Slowly discovering what colors I like working with.
Sharing my painting inspiration with Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes.

 Paint Party Friday


  1. You learn a lot from doing. You can keep working on it till you like it, or find some sense of order. Now it's colorful and energetic. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. It's bright and full of joy! That time spent doing this was used so well, so great to take that time out to create and have fun with colour, great!

  3. I love how colorful your paintings are. And I love my quiet Saturday and Sunday mornings, too. Great times to create!

  4. I love learning by doing... I am a big one for jumping in and seeing what happens... I love the way you use colour

  5. Loving those colours and I love just playing in colour...nothing makes me happier!!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Art is ultimately about our mess - even a realistic painter has to make some mess to learn his or her style. I still struggle with making messes just to experiment and learn. Your "mess" is very lovely!

  7. You say messy, I say energetic! I dig this journal spread with all its great color and energy!

  8. I think it is Lovely! Keep up the practice ! Thank you for the shout out too! :)


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