A different pattern every day for #The100DayProject

I’m a sucker for daily challenges to help build a creative habit. So a summertime Creativebug binge inspired me to start a theme for The 100 Day Project. I initially resisted, thinking it would become an overwhelming chore rather than quick and fun. But when Courtney Cerruti explained that her own daily project was to simply paint a different color and write a short phrase to go with it, I was intrigued. So it didn’t have to be complicated! One of her tips for success was to draw the grid for each color swatch in a designated sketchbook. That way,…

Watercolor Texture class - set 1

Watercolor Textures class

Another fantastic class from Ana Victoria Calderón. Her Watercolor Textures class on Skillshare introduced me to painting textures and patterns with watercolor, something that hadn’t occurred to me before. She demonstrates how to get started making texture swatches and choosing a color palette before moving on to a final project. The texture stage was addicting for me! I kept discovering new things to paint that might work with the concept I had in mind — a scene from the Redwood Forest where we had our summer vacation. Once I had some ideas sketched out, I started painting my swatches. It was a lot of fun to pay…