Hello everyone!

When I’m stuck or in need of motivation I always look for a challenge.  It gets me off my butt and making.  It’s great fun too.

So with this in mind I signed up to take part in the Find Your Joy challenge this year.

So far I’ve only done assignment 1, but my goodness, it’s such fun!

Take a large piece of paper.  Using masking tape divide it up into either 4 or 6 sections.  Then using just 3 colours plus black and white, play, make marks, mix colours, have fun.  Paint over the tape disregarding it.  The only limit is to keep within 30 minutes.

When finished, peel off the masking tape and magic happens!

I enjoyed it so much it became almost addictive and I now have lots of little paintings to use in my journal or as collage or book covers, whatever.

I decided to use yellow ochre, ultramarine blue and magenta as my 3 colours plus mars black and titanium white.

First try:-

Old masking tape gripped paper so hard and ripped it when removed!

Second try:-

 I used same colours to mix and create, plus different tools to make the marks, i.e. thread, brush, sponge, stencil brush and fingers.  I like this one better.  I especially like the fine lines created by dragging thread through the paint.

Love the colours created and the marks.

While waiting for the others to dry, I thought I would have another try.

3rd attempt:-

With this one I used scrapers to apply the paint in places, then brushes, thread and fingers.  Love the purples, pinks and blues.

These are all quite different, but I really enjoyed myself and really like the results.  Maybe abstract painting will become my thing! 😂 

I hope you enjoyed looking and maybe I can inspire you to have a go yourself.  You don’t have to be artistic to try this.  It’s huge fun!

Best wishes

Shari 💕


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