Day of The Dead skull with acrylic gouache

What ecactly is acrylic gouache? It is acrylic paint that you can mix with water, which is what I do with regular acrylic. This paint is also opaque and thick that mixing with water is much easier than with acrylic.

I wanted the green to be more of a yellow ochre but it works for mixing beautiful orange tones. This is turning out good. Not like the three variants I trashed. I have been drawing for a long time and yesterday was bad. During this session I started this calavera, painted halloween ideas. and a quick quote.

You have good days and sometimes you don’t

Have a safe Halloween. This weekend I’ll be finishing some class work and getting ready for the next project.

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Painting Blue Circles

What to do with these circles? I need watercolor practice. Circles are an easy shape to paint. Are they fish, flowers. pumpkins? I could paint orange circles and use a black pen to draw in the jack o’ lantern faces. Monsters? Spiders? oranments?

I didn’t have a layout in mind. All I know is that each circle is a peaceful blue. Each circle small or large connects with one. Like us.

If you paint circles please tag me on instagram or pinterest @creativelyhue.com

Let The Kid Work

Here’s round 2 of my sporadic lettering ideas. Is this hand lettering in the typical sense. I hope not. I’ve been creating to see where the idea takes me. Sometimes you see artists-kids- sharing their work with excitement because of the idea. There’s no perfection. I observe this with artists from time to time. I know there’s lots of practice to get to the free to fail creative state. Skill is important but what everything really comes down to is mindselt.

Think of some quotes. Halloween ones. Write. Create. No Helvetica unless there’s good reason too. I am going to paint some fun halloween crafts. Purple spider. Or Green.

The ok Work

I have two piles of collage lettering. This one is the ok pile. The pile I came up with on Saturday was the good pile. Really good. So why I am I showing you the ok pile? Let’s just say the you rock is in the trash. We all have this kind of work. The work that is rarely seen in all it’s imperfections. In creating these I had one plan. Create to let the idea find me. Interestingly, I was listening to a talk with the same idea. The artist talked about having two revision piles. The first is the free to fail idea pile. The second is where you observe and make connections. Wait, Corita Kent taught the same idea.

On second thought, this pile is good. The second is the great pile. I couldn’t have arrived at the great with out the freedom to learn, grow and fail.

Here’s the lemon. The candle lid floral stamp is hardly visible, Tracing paper may not be the best option for stamping. I do like this simple lemon and the idea is even better. I should have taken more care in gluing the lemon. Somehow the unintended bubbles reinformace my thought. Lemons like life’s problems can be too bitter to eat alone. What makes a world of difference is knowing that just the right amount of lemon makes good chicken or bars. The choice is always ours. I write and create the advice I need.

I can’t believe it’s Friday again. I have been painitng lots of new work. Much of it is me saying I’m gong to paint. I don’t know what I’ll paint. Or paint corn but end up painting lemons and leaves. Oh I painted curcles and a cactus. Collage lettering. Life is truly better when I paint what I want. I am better.

Have a good weekend. I’ll probably do a weekend post.

A Collage Orange for you

Making collage fruit is fun. I had a few leftover scraps and I began cutting leaves. Then this lemon idea popped in my head. I had the words. Only problem is this lemon is an orange. Now I am going to paint yellow and green paper.

Oranges are nature’s gift to keep us healthy and beautiful. Yes we nust eat and do what is good for us.

Yesterday I posted about Dada art and letting the idea take oer. Today my reading continues with the same topic. Let it be means you let go of everything else. Let go of what you know and go. My intention was improving my drawing and hand lettering. A floral arrangement on the wall gave me an idea. As I drew the idea kept growing. I followed. Don’t manipulate the tools. Let the tools work through you.

Your work is a gift and when you recognize this magic happens. Words from another artist.

Let go. Let the idea take you where it will. Start. The talk of artists these days. Great ones too. Yes simple shapes. Dada art. The idea is that everything is art. Nature is one big masterpiece. When we create we just have to create. Let it be. I chose the paper with a candy store pattern. Then cut shapes,toss and glue.

Ok so I rearranged a few of the sames.

One of my favorites. I worked on this Peacock for a few days. I painted the texture with a small flat tree gumball. My inspriation was Eric Carle. I wanted to use color and texture to show the wonderful pattern and color in this world. I painted several texture papers. Then let my eyes choose the color scheme. Good job Thank you for subscribing.