Thursday, September 13, 2018

Painting for Relaxation - An Artist's Diary

Being an artist means you love what you do so you never want to turn away from your 'work' even when the day comes to an end.When I feel drained after finishing a rather complex work, I usually draw or paint another quick, expressive one to unwind and to recharge my batteries.The exhilaration that follows is unlike any other buzz! I would sketch, doodle or just throw some color around; before I hit the sheets.The best de-stressor for us artists, I would say.
This is the one I did to unwind yesterday, though it is a bit more than that- I got carried away and turned it into a finished piece, complete with all the bells and whistles :)  Elephants are irresistible..

Blue Ellen
A4 Watercolor on Paper

2 comments:

  1. Sort of the way a simple sketching grows into so much more. Enjoyed

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  2. fabulous work Arti! This elephant is painted beautifully....the color and amazing texture, especially in the trunk area is outstanding.....your best work looks like it would be right before bedtime!!!!

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