June 4 was a beautiful Black Hills day in Spearfish, SD. It was a day filled with enjoying sitting in the sun and finishing up the last of my flower garden planting. Restlessness soon settled in because it was too nice to sit in the house, or sit in the sun, or do housework.
So, I dug out my traveling watercolor set of paints and cool markers and black pens. Sitting in the shade on the patio, I started playing with a quick pencil sketch and subsequent watercolor study of three pots of fresh herbs.
The painting only took maybe 30 minutes. It's not perfect. It's not meant to be. In fact, I rarely use watercolors because they can be tricky and inflexible--compared to oils and acrylics.
After finishing the patio sketch, I was in too much of a creative groove to just quit. Last year, I started playing with a more illustrative painting style and also dinked around with creative doodling, aka zentangle art. With the same watercolor palette in front of me, I just threw three colors on the paper and let them blend any which way.
After allowing the paint to dry, the fun began with black markers, pens, and a white paint marker. This took me a LOT longer, but I was in no hurry. This kind of art is hard to stop fussing over.
Kind of dig this style for relaxing and letting the creative juices flow. What do you think?