I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae Roberts in my art studio. Yes, you heard me. I’ve been creating with Kelly Rae.
Each Friday she sends out an unscripted video of herself creating some fabulous painting. The videos are anywhere from an hour to three hours. It has been a lot of fun. It’s like having her here in my studio and has spurred me to create more. She is down to earth, inspirational, and super funny. I love that she sings and even dances. She is an inspiration on being brave and doing what one loves.
Below is Kelly Rae in my studio.
You can find out how to join us and about her unscripted videos here. Below are some photos of what I’ve created while watching and listening to her videos.
This last week she had Flora Bowley join her in the studio. They are a hoot together. They each started with two canvases and then kept swapping. The end result was beautiful.
What has inspired you this week? What have you been up to?
I’ve been working on creating repeats with water colors. I’m loving this technique. I take an original water color and scan it into Photoshop; clean it up and then import into Adobe Illustrator, where I make it into a vector and create a pattern. Here is a peak at some of my simple watercolor motifs.
Below is the Illustrator half drop repeat. I’m loving the half drops as they hide the pattern better.
Last week I started the last module of pattern design class at the Art and Business of Surface Design with Rachel Taylor. This module is called The Ultimate Portfolio Builder. The first week has been all about drawing. We’ve gotten lots of great prompts that are completely out of my comfort zone like: people, animals, robots, lions and aliens. It’s been fun to draw. Below is a peek at my sketches throughout the week.