Tuesday, March 8, 2016

February 21, 2016 ~ School Days ~ Art Journal ~ Flowers

“The only thing that is stopping you from where you are to where you want to go is your comfort zone.” 
~Dhaval Gajera

Ever since I started working with my watercolors back in 1995 when I did my series on the Oklahoma City Bombings, I have always done this primitive type of work. Sometimes I think it looks a bit Mennonite or Amish, but there are no hats, bonnets, lace coverings and no faces. As far as perspective goes, I have a lot of work to do. Yesterday I started on this little drawing in my art journal after reading the prompt of “Flowers” for Paper, Paint, Pencils, and Pens. This is a blog where people who are interested in drawing to a prompt can come to participate. My flowers are not fancy, but they are all me, and they make me happy drawing them. The story in my head is it is a day off from school, so all the children are playing out front in the flower garden, the tree, and on the equipment.Right now I am trying to draw a Lady’s Slipper, and I am really being put to the test. This is way out of my comfort area, but that is how I learn and move forward. I sent Eloise a picture of this, and being the budding artist she is she flipped out. "Oh, Baga, how in the world did you do all that?” I knew she would get a kick out of it. I hope it makes you all smile.

Look for:
~Trouble, Buddy’s cat
~Children on the see-saw
~Children on the swing set
~Children sitting on the bench
~Children climbing the tree
~Boy and girl playing ball
~School Bell
~Tree swing

This post is linked with Paper, Paint, Pencils, and Pens.

1 comment:

  1. This all looks so good...and I just have to say I always find this one so interesting to look at.