Imperficles and Ident

I created two mixed media artworks yesterday. I’m happy to be able to share them with you today! To find out more about either of these pieces, or to purchase a print, canvas, or gift item of either, simply click on each of the photos here to be directed to my deviantArt page for each of them. If you like what you see and wish to spread the love, please do share my work on your favorite social media websites. Thanks so much!

"Imperficles" mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles - Click the photo to read more about this piece.

“Imperficles” mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles – Click the photo to read more about this piece.

"Ident" - mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles - Please click the photo to read more about this piece.

“Ident” – mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles – Please click the photo to read more about this piece.

I Made It!

I feel terrible today. Don’t you just hate colds? They seem to hang on. I started working on a mixed media piece yesterday but couldn’t bring myself to finish it. Just too worn out and blech. I did finish it today, though. I used mixed media paper (7 x 10), drawing pens, brush pens, and watercolors. This is a very simple practice work I used to try to get used to my watercolor paint. I really enjoyed the results. To see more information about it, of if you’d like to purchase a print, please click on the photo to go to my deviantART page.

"I Made It!" - mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles

“I Made It!” – mixed media artwork by Melody Kittles

 

Fun With Paint

We like paint at Kittles Family Artworks. And messy art supplies do not scare us, even if they are not washable. One kind of paint I always stayed away from was watercolor because of how it blends with all the colors around it. I like some of the blending but I also like vibrant color. I found it hard to find the balance between vibrant color and softer blending. I’m still pretty awful at it but I’m not afraid to share my attempts. *grin* Honestly, I feel our kids have a better grasp of watercolor than I do. I usually use acrylics. You can get a nice watercolor effect with acrylics without having the colors blend with each other. But I still want to get the hang of working with watercolors. I don’t do so well trying to follow those painting shows on PBS, probably because I feel lost on one point while they’re moving on to the next one. I’m an experimenter when it comes to working with art supplies. I like to just get in there and work with it and see what I can do.  So here is yesterday’s attempt with watercolors. Let the laughing, crying, facepalming, oohing and ahhing begin!

"Wildflower Memories" in watercolor by Melody K

“Wildflower Memories” in watercolor by Melody K

As I said, this is perhaps my second attempt with watercolors. They still scare me…but I will not let that stop me. 🙂

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way – things I had no words for.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe

“To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake