Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks -- Week 32

This week's pages make me think of planets.

sketchbooks, 2x2 Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, artist collaborations
Dana (l), Anne (r)

I didn't think about or plan what to do this week. I just noticed the paints on my watercolor palette and set to work.

sketchbooks, 2x2 Sketchbook, Dana Barbieri, Anne Butera, artist collaborations
Dana (l), Anne (r)

To add some texture like Dana's dots and speckles, I sprinkled salt on the wet page.

Nothing momentous about this week. But it was playful and fun. My art can be so careful and precise. It's good to break out of that mode and just experiment and play.


Don't forget to check out Dana's blog for her take on this week's pages!


About the project:

2x2: 2 Artists, 2 Sketchbooks is a collaboration between artists Dana Barbieri and Anne Butera. Dana and Anne met in an online painting class. Although they have never met in person, they have become friends through regular visits to each others' blogs. It was through this connection that this project began. Wanting to move from friendship to collaboration, each spent two months filling one half of a sketchbook before mailing it off to the other. Dana worked on the lefthand pages and Anne on the right. Each will be responding to the other's work on the adjacent sketchbook pages over the coming year. Watch weekly as they reveal another page of their story.

About the artists:

Dana is an artist and crafter living in the foothills of the Catskill mountains two hours north of New York City with her husband, two children and little kitty. She is passionate about painting, knitting, crochet, color, pattern and design.

Anne is an artist, writer and crafter who finds inspiration and joy in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. Dissatisfied with and disheartened by the pace and lifestyle of the city, she and her husband (with their two rescued greyhounds and an aging Siamese) relocated to a small town in the beautiful Driftless region in southwest Wisconsin with the goal of living a slower, simpler, more intentional life.

4 comments:

  1. Lovely texture from the salt Anne.

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    1. Thanks, Dana! I think it turned out well. Reminds me of making crystals for science fair projects. :)

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  2. I love to come and see what you're working on and appreciate the God-given talent you possess, Anne. It makes me happy to see you use your creative gift. What you and Dana are doing is inspiring. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy. I'm glad you find our project inspiring. And I'm glad that you're here, following along. Hugs, back!

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