Good morning everyone. This is just a catch up of the quick art therapy watercolour sketches that I do in my sketchbooks. Actually, this particular one took a little bit longer, as I wanted to add more after the initial twenty minutes or so. Well, I made some shapes and colours with my travel watercolour set, which I keep very handy in my living room. And, I usually do this when I have gone a whole day without arty activities! In fact, it never fails to lighten my mood, however I’m feeling. So, I consider it a very useful way to look after my mental wellbeing. Also, it is almost entirely stress free because I make no demands on myself as regards the quality of the work. And, it’s purely experimenting and, of course, you need not show it to anyone, unless you choose to. Perhaps you could try this easy art therapy sometime! And let me know how you get on.
Anyway, after the first pass, I put the little sketchbook on the table till next day. And looked at it a lot. Then I strengthened the yellow,green and brownish red with oil pastel. Next I doodled a bit with marker pen and white gel pen to bring it together. And, it definitely cheered me up!
More Art Therapy
Finally, this is another another quick piece done to calm my nerves and I did this in one pass and left it as it was. If you want to see more, have a look at this post here.
10 Replies to “Mixed Media Art Therapy Sketch”
Such a beautifully described process, Margaret – articulates for me much of what I often want or need to do, plus, really, those are some gorgeous works, lol! ❤️
Thank you so much, Felipe. I think the main point about doing these quick pieces is that it doesn’t matter what they look like and it really frees you up.
Very true, Margaret 😊 The few times I let myself do something similar, they work so well it’s usually better work than what I’d been doing, lol! Happy accidents sorta I guess, but it sure works & sure shows ❤️
Art is definitely good for the soul.
Absolutely right, Vivienne. All the more so in troubled times.
I continue to think your abstract works are fabulous, with their freshness and freedom, they really appeal to me.
Thank you so much, Claudia, I really appreciate the support. Blogging brings us artists together and I love it!
Art is calming to me also. I can have a raging headache, sit down and paint, and soon notice the headache is gone.
I’m glad that you feel that art does you good. I’m sure that there are lots of artists who think like we do.