Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Quick painted sketch papers

The last few weeks I've been preoccupied with responsibilities that didn't leave the time or mindset to focus on creating new labor intensive artwork. Like most artists, I started to feel out of sorts because I didn't have a creative outlet. I decided that I had to make time (10-20 minutes depending on the day) to paint. Nothing fancy or thought out. Just a quick painted sketch. I'm using inexpensive paper and acrylic paint. So I wasn't overwhelmed with thoughts of what color to use, I decided to limit my palette to black, white and shades of grey. Lots of stress-relieving painted papers were created.

pile of all the papers
I decided to organize the painted papers into groups to see what was created.

Doing this step gave me the idea to create collages. Then next posts will show the resulting collages. Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are stimulating, Mia. They would make a great fabric collection--or have I said that before? I'm always stunned by what you manage to create with limited color ways and a few strokes of the paint brush.

    1. Thanks, Linda! I should upload these images to Spoonflower to see if anyone is interested in buying yardage.