My July Art update!
We are in the thick of summer and I’m long overdue for an art update. It’s been a little while since I’ve whipped out my paint brush however I did have a couple older paintings I did a while back that I wanted to share. And of course I’m working on my Canva skills so I also added a few brand new digital works as well. So with that said, let’s get into it. Here is my July art update…out with the old and in with the new.
Out with the old…
This painting is called Rainy Days. I wanted to brush up on my painting skills and found inspiration on the web. There are plenty of similar works online however as usual I have to add my own twist. I love the darker blend of the blues and purples in the background and the bright red umbrella as a pop of color. Even when I finished this work I thought about rain but not the typical rain droplets. So I just figured “splat”! Yep! That worked better than I thought. I love the way the end product turned out. So I’ll be adding to my Redbubble shop too.
Create the life you want to live
Life is not always perfect and as you know I like to share inspirational messages every week. I think it’s important to insert positivity in your daily life. With everything going on in the world and dealing with everyday life issues, it get’s challenging to stay in a positive frame of mind. With this life journey you find that things don’t always go your way or traumatic things happen and you have to find a way to heal and move forward.
Sometimes things are beyond our control, but often times we realize to late that we actually are very much in control and the author of our own story. So this is what inspired this older painting, which I later gifted to a dear friend, “Create the life you want to see”. If you don’t like the life you have then change it. Our pets love to see us happy and we should want the same for ourselves.
Lady in Pink
If you have been following me for a while you know I love two things. Afros in my art and cats! What can I say?! A woman’s hair is her crowning glory! I love painting work that makes me feel happy and light-hearted. I painted this ‘Lady in Pink’ after attending a Paint nite party and feeling inspired to replicate a similar feel with brighter colors and change of dress. I love how my use of pastels ended up blending together a bit to create an array of color combinations. To me this painted lady exudes confidence and class. And with her natural afro, she’s a pretty in pink. But that’s not all.
In with the new…
Speaking of pets, you already know this blog focuses on healing after pet loss and finding inspiration, so this is what inspired these fun digital works I created in Canva using the drag and drop feature. Easy peasy. These are beautiful messages and honestly for those who are caring friends and family to someone who is grieving, this images would make for lovely greeting cards to give a grieving pet parent or framed print. You can click on the images below to see all these works on my Redbubble shop. I created different versions to suit both cat and dog parents.
Well that’s all for now! I just had to be sure to do a month end check in and share what I’ve been working on. It’s about time I re-stock up on my supplies and hop online to order more canvases. I’m down to my last three!
And if you are the type that prefers to try graphic art, check out Canva where you can sign up for free and try their user friendly drag and drop tools to create your own designs here.
If you are a fan of art and enjoyed this post, be sure to check out other art posts below:
So let me know in the comments below. Which is your favorite? Have you tried a paint class before? Do you use Canva or some other digital graphic design tool?