Jun 9, 2014

Taking Inspiration to Life!!!


Inspiration - Where does it come from?

 Can it be lost?  Can it be found? 

Here's one place to find it - your sketchbook!!

For me it started with this sketch in my book.  I was doing a demo on adding excitement to your journaling. I wanted to show a new combination of materials. I was using a mixture of the Elegant Writer Calligraphy Pen, watercolour and watercolour pencils. I needed a picture to sketch and grabbed a photo of my poppies which are in full bloom right now.  As I got into the demo I really got excited, my poppies were coming together really well. I had to move on to other examples but I could hardly wait to get back to my page.
As soon as I could I finished my picture.  I loved it!  
Steve loved it!  I knew I had something!

I grabbed a large sheet of paper and got to work.  The pens are tricky but very fun to draw with.  Once the outline is done, you are ready to paint.  When the ink is flooded with water it begins to separate into beautiful pinks and blues.  When mixed with watercolour the colours change even more.  You are never sure of the results but oh, what wonderful blends of colours! Be careful though, the ink never really sets and so any water brought close to it will immediately move it. But with a careful hand as you can see, lots can be accomplished.  I finished up The Fire Dance with some touches of watercolour pencils and she was ready to show. 

The Fire Dance - 11 x 14 - Ink & Watercolour - Available

Have you had a special moment when a new idea just hits you? 

Keep your eyes open you never know when it will happen.  
Have a great day and Happy Painting,


Linda said...

Love it Wendy!

Brenda Hill CDM said...

Love it too!

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Thanks ladies. I love drawing the poppies, they have beautiful lines that just seem to flow so nicely!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful work, definitely inspired.

Carol Andre' said...

This is just beautiful. I haven't had time to enjoy blogger for so long. Life is just "happening" to me. Now taking care of my father full time and preparing to move. Maybe someday I'll find more time for my art. Right now it's rather "hit and miss". Gosh, I just love what you did here.

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Thanks Gillian and Carol, it is great to hear my work has inspired you as well.