Wednesday, January 07, 2015

WOYWW: New Creative Intentions

This week I joined a private Facebook Group page called, Artist's Journal Workshop, and so far, I'm loving it!  I had already made the decision last week that I wanted to take on another small daily project that would challenge me to push myself outside of my comfort zone so I can improve my watercolor skills/techniques.  (This would be in addition to my normal illustration work on the table!)

The first few daily themes (shown above) have been fairly workable, however, today's challenge is to paint our own interpretation of a 19th century painting!  Oh dear me!  ha-ha  I've chosen to do Claude Monet, so wish me luck and I'll post it when completed!  Until then, enjoy a little peek at part of my studio (part of Julia's WOYWW) and my recent illustrations.


  1. Lovely work so far, sounds challenging and you will learn a lot.

  2. What I can see of your painting it looks great! It's good to challenge ourselves with new things ... Well done
    Thank you for your visit to my desk
    Jackie 4

  3. Well, that must be an interesting and thought provoking challenge.....I love the sketches you've done so far, especially the one of Westminster! It'll be good to see how your Monet sketch turns out :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

  4. Your illustration and watercoloring look great to me. Enjoy the challenges as you continue on.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. :-)

    Happy Woyww and Happy New Year!

    Sandy #30

  5. How wonderful! I love the poppies, they are such beautiful flowers and yours are so lovely!

  6. I do so enjoy seeing your art,
    The ones you shared here are wonderful ...
    Much luck in all your endeavors ...

  7. Gorgeous w/c illustrations thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello.

  8. it's nice to know that you're taking a step to improve your skills. I wish to find the time to do the same too. :) God bless dear and I wish you all the best!~

    xoxo, rae

  9. Your work is beautiful!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #22

  10. Thanks so much for calling in on me yesterday.
    Your artwork is really lovely.
    Annie x # 20

  11. Wow! Monet is my favorite - good luck! Your watercolors are beautiful.

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #33

  12. I wish you luck ;o) Gorgeous paintings my friend ;o)

  13. You seem to have plenty of watercolor skills already. The painting of Westminster is beautiful as is the poppy. I'm looking forward to seeing the Monet. Good luck with that.
    I know it's late in the week but have a good one,

  14. Your watercolours are just gorgeous so I look forward to seeing your new challenge. Monet is one of my favourites.
    Thanks for stopping by already, I am very late catching up this week.
    Hugs Lisax #26


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