Thursday, 28 April 2011

Artist Trading Cards this Saturday

Our monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) trade is this Saturday so I hastily painted these little water colours - it has been a busy month and I didn't have a lot of time to do much. I don't usually do water colours - it is not really my medium (unlike my friend Fran, who is a marvellous water-colourist. To see some of Fran's work, go to I always try to treat water colour like oil paint, which is not what one should do. But I wanted to make something bright and colourful for spring, and water colour seemed perfect for doing cheerful stuff with lots of yellows and reds and blues.

I try to use a variety of materials and mediums for making ATCs, This is a photocopy of some cards I made last fall, using pieces of coloured foam to make masks. They were a lot of fun to make.

These little chalk pastel drawings were done for an ATC trade earlier this year. Chalk pastel is definitely a medium I feel more comfortable using. I love how one can get such vivid colours with them. To learn more about ATCs, go to


Ronna said...

Nice cards!!

Knatolee said...

Love those chalk nudes!!