I joined a new facebook group run my the super-fantastic artist, Heather Ihn Martin. The group is called, The Art Refuge. Here is what Heather says about it:
This group is created as a positive space for people to share work, meet fellow artists, learn new things, get feedback (when requested), and give your brain a break from any anxiety. It’s open to ALL levels and mediums. Beginners welcome!
Heather sets a few challenges every week and you participate int he ones you want to. One of the first ones was to draw something edible in a medium you do not usually use.
I planted chard in my backyard years ago. And when it gets too warm, it goes to seed, but it comes back every year. So I have a pretty steady supply of it with zero work to do. I brought a generous handful of stems in , put them in a glass of water, and painted them in acrylics.
It was really fun to smoosh color around and leave curly tracks ( brush marks?) in the paint as I moved along. My initial drawing was with blue and I let it show through.
If you are stuck indoors, how is it going? I try to break up my day into chunks, while staying flexible. 3 chunks of time for making breakfast, lunch and dinner, a break for a neighborhood walk with the kids, a few hours of work, atleast an hour to paint, a sketch here and there between things, a boardgame or movie in the evening. Yesterday we all watched Jojo Rabbit.
Now go make some art! More tomorrow!