A Lovely Day For A Stroll

A Lovely Day For a Stroll

A Lovely Day For a Stroll

The snow has come and the air is cold but not for this elephant and giraffe. They are warm and cozy and have moved to a new home in New York City. Working on aqua board is a challenge as the surface is hard on my nibs. The color sinks into the medium and often requires more than one coat of paint, unlike how one normally paints with watercolors.

I have had a few days off and have made 4 more paintings in the style of Henri Rousseau  although I have not yet painted them. My high school friend, Andie Ptak,  a graphic designer, suggested I make an adult coloring book of my drawings. I am taking her  advice and am scanning each of my drawings into my computer prior to painting them. I am not sure if I will follow through on this project, but I will have the scans should I ever decide to do so.

I wish you all a joyous and peaceful New Year. Thank you all for following my blog and supporting my journey as an artist.

And as the philosopher  Jean-Jacques Rousseau said:  “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”

 

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11 Responses to A Lovely Day For A Stroll

  1. I like the idea of a coloring book! You can sell individual pages on Etsy as well. Just search the site for coloring pages to get ideas.

    Happy New Year! I hope we’ll get to meet in person in 2013 seeing as we’re so close.

  2. Margaret

    Happy New Year to the Medyn- Formanak-Bradys!

    Margaret and Mike

  3. I love your latest work & would like to see the coloring book. It would be so relaxing to do. Thanks for sharing some of the art & artist process as you develope too!

  4. I love your latest work & would like to see the coloring book. It would be so relaxing to do. Thanks for sharing some of the art & artist process as you develop too!

  5. Susin James

    I love all your new works in this new style, but please don’t stop making pictures in your old style – they’re also very unique and beautiful. As for the coloring book idea, I could be wrong, but when I first mentioned the idea to you, you said you had no way to do it at that time but might think about finding a way to scan them – at that time it was nothing you were seriously considering. Just feeling like if it was my idea first, I should have gotten the credit…Susin

    • Yes you should…..will do so in my next post. Actually as you point this out, I realize a few people have suggested it over the years, but my mind must have been elsewhere. Happy New Year to you!

  6. Teri

    Loving your latest work, Susan! A lovely day for a stroll, indeed!
    Happy New Year to you!
    xo

    • Thanks Teri. I hope to be making a painting a day for the month of January starting tomorrow. Will need to work on simplifying, but have 3 other new style drawings inked and and ready for paint. Happy New Year to you all.Safe travels.

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