New Series: “Life Simplified”

So I’m still unemployed. J says I should take advantage of this time to focus my creative energies into my artwork. So, that’s what I’m attempting to do. I’ve started a new series called “Life Simplified.” I’ve been doing alot of painting lately and thought I’d take a breather from my bold acrylic colors and try some softer watercolor shades. (Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Acrylic, I just feel like something a bit mellower right now)

That being said, remember the “Hold Me” series I did in Japan?

Well, I really liked #3 in that series and have decided to do a spin off of it.

So on Sunday, we went out art supply shopping (my favorite type of shopping!!!). I bought art supplies and my husband bought a terabyte portable hard drive…this year’s anniversary theme was flowers, fruit or an appliance…we both rationalized that a portable hard drive has to constitute as an appliance…right? πŸ˜›

I digress, so I bought some really nice, thick cold press 140lb 11″ x 15″ professional grade paper. Lovely.

Here are the four outlines that I’ve finished so far.

I haven’t decided what words/sayings I’ll be putting with each piece yet. I am thinking that something relating to “trust” or “balance” will go with the first piece. Asides from that I haven’t decided. These are just the first 4 pieces that I liked to start things off so it may end up being more and, the pad does have 12 sheets. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I must go figure out color scheme and sayings.



5 thoughts on “New Series: “Life Simplified”

  1. These are already great Amanda. I’m looking forward to seeing them in progress and finished! J’s right, you should def take this time to get creative. I love the movement in these and can’t wait to see how awesome they’ll be all done!


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