around 70-80% of my free time (mornings, evenings, days off, etc) is spent being artistic in SOME capacity. days where i’m not painting with acrylics, i’m drawing in my sketchbook, playing with watercolours, or ink pens. days where i’m not visually artistic in some way, i’ve likely been doing creative writing, or perhaps out with my camera. my absolute favorite, though, are sunny days off with wide open windows and a large blank canvas in front of me. heaven!
watercolours and white gel pen on a sunny late October afternoon.
abstract and watercolours are both a bit of a struggle for me, but practice makes perfect and i’ve already noticed improvement in my work! this watercolour is done on a piece of large sketchbook paper, and i took my time with this one which is extra rewarding!
i have started my 2017 with both watercolour paintings and some poetry, so i decided to use an old book and combine them with something i haven’t tried in a long time- blackout poetry! this was my first attempt and i will have to better document the words and practice more, but it’s fun so far.
a work-in-progress picture of my most recent watercolour! i love the final result as well, but wanted to share this version as well.
here is an excerpt from my personal sketchbook! I try to draw for at least half an hour every day (but some days it turns into three hours) just to keep myself in practice and constantly creating even when I’m busy with schoolwork. having a daily place to create and document moments or just write down memos. and it’s a great way to see the evolution of your art!
i’m back! after dropping out of art school, spending a month in the netherlands, working in a museum all summer, i’m now enrolled in a museum and gallery studies program. i get to learn all of the behind the scenes work, and i’m constantly being exposed to new artists and new ideas. it’s taken me a little bit to get back into creating artwork, but keeping a daily sketchbook and being surrounded by creative people is a big help. below is a picture taken at the U of T gallery in Toronto.