Spent some time sketching last Friday with the Whidbey Island Sketchers at Music for the Eyes, an import shop in Langley. Full of rugs, jewelry, beads, hand carved chairs and odds and ends. Beautiful stuff. Got in a couple sketches.
Quick sketch of Double Bluff from Sunlight Beach. The light and scenery is spectacular every moment of every day. This day was a grays and blues day with a tinge of blue green and brown in the water.
Whidbey Island Sketchers met at The Machine Shop in Langley. It's a pinball arcade and brings a lot of fun and cool to Langley. Also bright lights, so maybe a little Vegas too!
I've been trying to spend an hour a day doing what I call watercolor meditations. Though it's more of a stream of consciousness sort of thing, but has the effect of relaxation, thus 'watercolor meditations.' I'm somewhat randomly applying color on a wet surface then responding to the shapes and colors. Doing this is giving me lots of ideas for my future watercolor explorations.
For many years I've explored creating digital abstracts using Corel Painter or Procreate on the iPad. It's a nice way to throw paint and drawings down quickly with the ability for undos. Sketching on location also feeds into this stream. I feel blessed with lots of "fish!"
Added some digital marks:
Following are done with Procreate on iPad.
I had tapestries in mind when I did the image below. I tend to like impressionistic colors created when juxtaposing them. It's a piece in progress.
You may want to give this stream of consciousness painting a go. It's a fun exploration of what's inside your head without taking it all so seriously. It all builds and where it leads to, who knows!