Art Every Day Month – Day 29

I thought I’d try my Indian ink and pen set, but didn’t like the results. I used regular watercolor, but couldn’t get them to “behave.” Then I played with watercolor pencil, remembering a sunset from my wedding weekend. This crude rendition doesn’t do it justice. It looks like something any child created. But I’ve experimented, which is good. And it’s art, even if it’s bad art.

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“Pacific Sunset,” 4″ x 6″ sketch paper with watercolor pencil
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4 Comments on “Art Every Day Month – Day 29”

  1. Naturally Nice Says:

    Well, Kathryn, what can I say, you are daring and risk taker and you are learning in the process. I am feeling a mouse… (squeeks and hides in the mouse hole).

  2. Marilyn Says:

    There is no such thing as bad art. 🙂 Kudos to you for being an inspiration through this whole month (well, it’s not over yet…but nearly). 😉

  3. donna Says:

    Beautiful colors. I don’t know why we downgrade simple art in our minds. I think it’s just a learned thing, since all children seem happy with their art.

    If I were to pick up on this picture, I might think about creating more of a subject, perhaps someone staring wistfully after ther boat as it sails… but its a beautiful start. I go through stages with my paintings, alternately loving and hating them, until I love everything in them. Sometimes that takes a while, but when I’m “done” with them, they are very complete to me. Just went through this with a couple paintings that I took to my sister-in-law and her husband for a gift.

    Art is a process, not a result… just detach from the result and enjoy the creative process!

  4. Rebekah Says:

    I adore the colors. The tilt of the little boat gives me a rocking sensation that makes me want to close my eyes and go somewhere else. Simple? If it elicits emotion, can it be that simple? I say lovely.