Sunday, October 12, 2008
Art Pen Pals
Good morning! Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend so far! I thought I would just post a quick fall-inspired painting/collage I did on a watercolor postcard. I am sending this postcard out to my aunt who lives in Chicago and who has always been a big supporter of my art and basically every artist she meets! I love people like that, don't you?!!
To start this artwork I first painted the whole background a beautiful copper color (golden fluid acrylics are my fav!) and then painted the dandelions on top. Lastly I cut out a little bird from one of my hand-painted papers and collaged him on with matte medium.
This was all done on some watercolor postcards I purchased at the art store...how fun! I am almost tempted to put this in an envelope though so nothing happens to my artwork!
Anyways....if you have time today send someone you care about something arty like a card you made, a quick sketch, anything! Become art pen-pals! Have the other person send you something they drew or painted back...even if they are not an artist! I don't know about you but getting real mail...aka non bills or junk mail is a real treat and does not usually happen!
Now being an art pen-pal is not to get confused with trading artist trading cards...no! Use any format and any paper you want....I personally love decorating envelopes and enclosing drawings of whatever I am doing!
Alright, so now if you are bored you have something to do now!
I hope everyone has a great day and I will be back later today to post some projects from my Intro to Art class.