I've not had a lot of time to make art in the past weeks, but in the last few days I got out my watercolours and sketchbooks and just had a play.
Linda is hosting at the "Art Journal Journey" challenge this month with the theme "For the Record - Inspired by a Song", so, as I was on a watercolour journey, I made two watercolour pieces for this theme.
The first was inspired by the song "You've got a Friend" made famous by Carole King.
It was painted with watercolours and metallic pens in an 8 x 8 inch sketchbook.
The second was inspired by the song "I saw a light shine from a window" sung by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.
It was painted with oil pastels and watercolours in 8 x 8 inch sketchbook.
If you would like to listen to these two songs, here are the two links to Youtube.
"You've got a friend"
"I saw a light"
I enjoy playing with watercolours. Artists pens are good fun, especially when painting very small, but often I don't have the right colour of pen; with watercolours it's possible to mix any shade you want, from light to dark (at least that's the theory!).