That was so much fun, I decided to work on my “commission.” My husband wanted me to redesign the logo for the organization of which he’s a founding member, The Aging Artfully Initiative. The original looks like this:
This is my more detailed and colorful rendition. It’s going to go through some changes yet, but I like this first draft:
I had nice sized puddles of paint left, so I splashed them on a piece of watercolor paper. The next day, I took my gold gouache and loosely painted the shape of reeds and a heron. Then I started layering colored pencil, watercolor pencil and watercolor. The gold sort of seeped up through the layers and for awhile, I thought I’d just made another of my famous messes, but I kept layering and adding detail and was surprised to find something I quite liked.
|Golden Heron — 7 x 10″ mixed media|
So, it was nice to let go and just enjoy playing around. How was your week?
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