Hello friends! Can you believe we are almost 1/2 way through the year? I realized that this morning when I write Experiments in Blue: Week 21 in the subject line above.
Yesterday I sat down to paint this week’s experiment. I drew the general composition lightly in pencil first and then squirted some of my trusty watercolors on my palette to add color. I never quite know which colors will go where when I begin!
You can check out all of my weekly Experiments in Blue for this year here.
Speaking of watercolor: stay tuned tomorrow for an interview with watercolor artist (and amazing illustrator) — my friend, Samantha Hahn.
This past weekend was the first time in my Experiments in Blue year-long personal challenge that I considered throwing in the towel & quitting. What am I doing trying to pull of this year long experiment when I am so busy with other work? I had hit a wall with this week’s painting (er, experiment) and was *THIS CLOSE* to ending the project at 18 weeks (with 36 weeks left to go). But… instead, I took a deep breath and decided to try to finish the painting. And I’m not sure I like it or if it’s even finished. But I didn’t quit, and I guess that’s what’s important for now. Onward!
Happy Monday! And you can see all of my Experiments so far this year here.
I’m so happy to announce the addition of this brand new print to the shop. It’s called Rainbow Trifecta, and it’s available here in 11×14 inches, ready to frame. Great for a kids room or any bright and modern room in your house!
Happy Tuesday! Oh, and through the end of today I’m having a 15% off sale with coupon code MOMRULES. So get yours today!
I had so much fun with this week’s Experiment in Blue! My work has long been Scandinavian and folk influenced, and this week was super fun taking some of my usual markings and inserting them into a new context: the image of a dress!
You can also view a short video of me painting this piece here.