Friday, March 18, 2016

What's Next

I am one of those folks who needs a plan. Since my book was finished, I have been wandering around creatively. Playing is really important to finding your way and wandering is part of that process.
I have dived into exploring watercolor - supplies I have on hand that are under-used.

Figuring out what I actually own was fun. 

Just laying down colors and seeing what looks good. 

Doing my search for a character shape. 

I will be teaching a wonderful class on how to create a doll and then create a painting with the doll as an inspiration for Art-Is-You, Santa Rosa, April 13-15. There is still time to sign up!!
I love this class because it invites me to use fabric as well as all my other mixed media tools.

By working on these two things at the same time, a lightbulb went off. Why not reverse the process. Paint a painting with a character of unusual shape and turn that shape into a doll. Use watercolor and watercolor pencils to finish the doll out!

By doing this in a non-traditional order, I was challenged to interpret the shape I had painted in a way that could make a great doll shape. It was not as easy as I thought.
I really enjoyed the process and have 3 more paintings on their way to becoming dimentional.