Our most recent Art Day was all about the free flowing art of water colour painting.
So much colour.
We gathered on a Thursday afternoon with our aprons on, to get a little messy while playing with paint. Inspiration was taken from nature books and design magazines, generating a line up at the photocopier to get the most inspiring angles and scale from the original images.
Preparing to make art!
Some inspiring books.
A brief introductory lesson in techniques gave us the footing we needed to start our colourful journey.
The methods used included wetting the paper to create an open field for the pigments, letting the paint tell its own story, and using a variety of brushes. We wanted to express a freedom and openness in movement that can be achieved by this medium. We also wanted to create fun, bold, and unusual designs.
Using wax as a resist and water on the paper to let the colour flow freely.
Wet paper with a fan brush.
Everyone was focused.
Painting from inspiration.
Water colours require some drying time, though. Our office became a landscape of drying art, requiring careful navigation as we eventually went back to our desks.
Some interesting and inspiring results from Art Day X!