Wow, there are just so many ways to go with this theme, I love everything about this precious resource! It actually is life itself! Water is an interesting thing to paint or sketch too. It has so many unique properties, it is reflective and absorbing, clear yet has colors, distorting and magnifying, and so many more.
It is challenging and alluring as it calls us to all take up the challenge of painting water. Why don't you pick your favorite way to enjoy water and lets paint something in our sketchbooks!
So your choices could be;
1. A glass of water
2. the ocean
3. a pond
4. underwater scene
5. puddle and a reflection
6. drop of water on a pedal
There are just so many wonderful ways to depict water in your sketchbook so lets look at some of them here.
|Sitting out back by the pool on a bright sunny day|
|Capturing a moment by the water at the beach, notice the water isn't bright blue as it reflects the overcast skies|
|A quick sketch on vacation|
|My mom in the pool, the water distorts the images beneath the waterline (I love this painting of my mom, she hates it)|
But water can be fun and whimsical too! Here is my newest fabric design (see more of my fabric lines here, scroll down to my name and click, learn more) coming out for the first time in October. It is a wonderful, underwater world that began as an idea in my sketchbook
Then it became….
|I then took it to pattern form and developed some Mug Rugs for my Mug Rug club.|
It also became a big part of my newest art quilt called "Reflections of our Fathers" for The dinner at Eight Exhibit in Houston this year. The water puddles reflecting these men. I hope you get to see it in person this year at Houston, read more about it on my blog here.
Water is a wonderful, magical theme for our sketchbook challenge, where will it lead you!?
Check out my sketching and painting retreat being held in Northern California this October. More information is on my blog on the right side! Happy Sketching!!!