Give me a great pair of flats and I’m a happy girl!
I dispensed a large dab of gouache onto my watercolor paper, then a small dash of another color to create a mix. I was distracted for a minute (was going to spread these colors together to create a background), maybe a phone call, so I mindlessly began dragging my pencil through the colors, slowly swirling them onto each other. Soon enough, I had created a teeny tiny face within this puddle of color! The beginning of the paint puddle faces.
Change is important in art.
Lately, I’ve been playing with gouache paint as opposed to my usual watercolor. I’m in love with the thicker texture and the simplicity of the honest hues. It’s tempting me to break out the acrylics and oils again (which I haven’t touched in many years!).
Here I’ve combined gouache with sequins and pale gold dust. The contrast between the mediums leaves me wanting to experiment more…
I thrive on experimentation in art. I’ve spoken about this many times, but I can’t say it enough… art is all about the act of doing. Sometimes you’ll find that you can answer your own questions by trying things… instead of worrying you’re going to do something wrong.
I had an art teacher many years ago, and she stopped me one day to tell me she appreciated my willingness to always try new things. That thought stuck with me… because I had never thought about it the time… now I realize how important it is, and how it goes so much further beyond art as well.
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”–Tony Robbins
As you know, I’m quite the sequin fanatic lately! I find it exciting to explore new mediums. It keeps my work interesting and gives me tiny challenges here and there.
These three *sequined* ladies were created in collaboration with Nine West to don pieces from their latest collections, Pretty Pumped, Urban Boho, and Street Chic.
Let’s begin with Pretty Pumped.Martina Pump & Pleated Frame Clutch
Sabady Boot & Haute Gypsy Hobo
Castillima Heel & Aiden Leather Convertible Hobo
I had the most fun creating this one… she’s got a bit of an attitude, and those sequin shorts take it to the next level!Illustrations created with watercolor, gouache, pencil, and sequins.