Hope you all are doing great. During these months I have being in a lot of stress and when I feel like that I always draw or paint. For me art is like therapy, is something that calms me down. I had being trying watercolor with not that much success, but who cares it made me happy. I also have done some oil painting recently. Also, I experimented with oil pastels, which I am starting to like them but I wish I had a bigger collection and not have to draw with 8 pastels. I am going to start practicing soon with normal pastels. I like normal pastels but I don’t used them as much.
I have a big watercolor paper and for that reason is that I have being practice watercolor. I wanted to paint something for my room. I also want to finish all the pieces that I started and used all my art notebooks except for my art journal that is too big to fill out, I haven’t done anything there. For those of you that are in art maybe you can fill it very quickly.
I did this owl because I was thinking to give it as a gift to a friend of mine. The other I already made the drawing in my art journal but I decided to make also a painting of it.
Top left: Indian ink and watercolor on mix-media paper.
Top Right: Watercolor in canvas (16in x 20in). I put book pages to cover the broken canvas to re-use it and paint on top.
Left: Watercolor in mixed media paper (11in x 14in). I was trying to learn the washed technique, it didn’t work but I still like it.
I did oil pastels for when it was Martin Luther king Jr. day.
I also had being doing some oil pastel to give to my father since he like farms animals a lot. All of these drawing are made in oil pastel paper with like 8 color oil pastel box.
I also did an abstract drawing with warm colors making rectangles.
All of them are made in paper that is designed for pastels. I really don’t remember the sized of the notebook and I don’t have the notebook anymore or a ruler but this post is basically to show how I deal with stress in a creative way.
I don’t like too much experimenting with acrylic painting, but any now and then I give it a try. I have taken drawing class but never painting classes, so what I have being doing is trying new things and play a little bit with color and see where I can go from there.
I like to draw surrealistic drawings. This is just a pencil drawing in mix-media paper (11in x 14in).
I have noticed that I have being drawing and painting so many birds and I don’t know why because I actually don’t like them, but yes they are pretty. I sometimes do more realistic drawing but usually is not my style.
I love oil painting even though the smell is too strong. My favorite artists are Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky and Peter Paul Rubens.
Down: Oil painting on canvas. I still haven’t finish this one as you can see. I like Wassily Kandinsky and I wanted to do a similar paintings but I add other elements to look more like me and not a replicated work.
Right: Oil painting in cardboard. I did this painting as a gift to my church.
I want to know how you deal with stress. Do you also practice your hobby a lot during that time? If you also paint which medium you prefer the most? Suggestion to help me learn how to do washed with watercolor are welcome.
Hope you enjoy the post. I am thinking in one of these days if I have more time do a DIY, they are good especially when you are a student or getting your first place.
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