watercolor and zentangle
4 x 6 inches
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Twiiter Art Exhiit postcard ready to be mailed
I painted this postcard sized watercolor and mixed media to send to the Twitter Art Exhibit. It is a fundraising where Artists send postcard sized original Artwork and the profits from the sales are going to the Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Students. Go to the Twitter Art Exhibit website to see the details of their call to Artists: http://twitterartexhibit.org/
For this painting I wanted to incorporate zentangle designs into watercolors. I worked from a reference picture that I simplified to just the outline of the ride on a sky background. I also added 2 hands with tiny fingers to the person on the lower swing
Here are the steps I took:
I started by taping my postcard to a cardboard piece, so I could have clean edges.
I am starting by painting a simple background with a mix of green and brown
To add texture, I am sprinkling alcohol on top of the wet watercolor
Then I draw an outline of the ride shape when the paint has dried.
I start drawing the lines and details with a 0.5 black marker.
I start filling the ride shape with designs,
I continue working on the design, filling out some shapes with light grey marker.
Finally I am filling out the background with designs using a light grey marker.
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