Welcome to sARTurday – the Saturday art linkup

Could someone please change this weather? Or at least get it to make up its mind? The last couple of days we’re freakin’ freezing in single digits Fahrenheit / double digit minus Celsius plus wind that would be great for windsurfing if it weren’t for the temperature and then the next day i.e. today it is first snowing in said temperatures, but it is supposed to change into rain. And then tomorrow we’ll be back in spring with temps in the mid 50s F / mid teens C. Really? My head is killing me. Which is why I am up at 4 am this morning. For the record this is not my normal getting up time, so forgive me if you meet me today and I may seem a little cranky.

High time to create some art and relax. Which is exactly what I did in the piece below. One day when I had a few minutes I did something similar on my iPad, just for fun. Then I thought, why not do it for real? I had gifted myself some iridescent Bombay ink watercolors and was dying to try them.

Without thinking about what to draw, shapes, pressure etc. I picked up my torchon watercolor paper pad, my waterproof Faber-Castell ink pen and let my hand draw lines all over the paper. Criss-crossing, going off the paper, just being very loose and letting it flow.

Then I got to the watercoloring fun. Along the way I decided to stick to a warm brown, autumn color theme that worked well with pink accents. While I can see the beautifully iridescent color, this may be hard for you to see, except in the close ups – please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

To give the piece a more festive touch, it is Christmas time after all, I added a bit of gold glitter glue to a few select spots. I also darkened the outer edges, but I may go back and darken them some more as they look rather uneven, well, it is watercolor after all, right?




If I have time I will be linking with one or more of the fine people in this collection – check them out!

A loose watercolor drawing

created with ink and iridescent Bombay Ink

Now it is your turn, please link up so I may hop over to check out your latest creation.

self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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