Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 01:21 am
Although my preferred medium when it comes to art is either pencil and paper or acrylic paint, it’s fun to try other mediums as well. Today, I am sharing some of my art work that I have done in class that use other mediums than I’m used to.
Ink Drawing #1
This ink drawing was part of a project that I did in an art class I was taking when I was pregnant with my son. I have to say that I enjoyed working with ink, and I think I should do it more often, I would just have to invest in a good set of pens. The subject for this drawing was given to us in class.
Ink Drawing #2
This second ink drawing was also a project from the same class as mentioned above. This however, was an independent project. The subject photo used for this drawing was of an old barn window taken by a family member.
This third piece I am showcasing today is a water colour. This water colour was a class project as well. The subject was inspired by an existing art piece from a book. Unfortunately I can’t credit the artist who inspired it because it’s been almost 3 years ago and I can’t simply remember.
Although I love water colour paintings, personally, I find them very difficult to work with. Its a very unforgiving medium. With acrylics, it’s easy, if you make a mistake you simply let it dry and paint over it. Not so with water colour. Also when you paint with water colour, you must paint starting with the light colours and building up to the dark colours. I’m so used to painting with acrylics where its doesn’t really matter, that I find it hard to paint with water colours. Despite that, I was pleased with the result.
I don’t have much time to dedicate to art lately since I have returned to work full time, and after my son goes to bed, I am taking on an online course and I’m blogging. However, starting in 2015, I’m hoping to take part in the Artistic Challenges such as Paint September and Inktober. My blogger friend Myra has participated in these artistic challenges and you can see her great work here.