Monday, February 27, 2017

Feeling Inspired? #17: Linkup + Exploring Pastels!

Are You Feeling Inspired? Need a creative boost to start the week?

 I know I do – join me each Monday for a linkup party where you can share your creative side (posts): Painting, Drawing, Photography, Quilting, Music, DIYs, Crafts…

If it is creative, then share it below — I would love to see what you are working on! 

Exploring Chalk Pastels:

Cape Hatteras Sunrise. Chalk Pastel on Canvas Paper. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017.  

Some friends, who know I enjoy trying out various art forms, asked if I had ever painted/drawn with chalk pastels? While I have worked with oil pastels before, I had never tried the chalk counterpart, due to cost of purchasing yet another medium (I already work with four), but that I would be delighted to give it a try in the future. They very nicely surprised me with a box of artist quality chalk pastels the following week, for which I am very grateful, and I had the opportunity to work with them on this piece. 

I used a traditional approach to the medium, scraping off flecks of chalk off the stick with a knife, and then taking my Flat Wash brush, I gently brushed the chalk out with water—forming a watercolor-like consistency. 

Sunrise Photo Contest:

This photo contest can be found on the 
Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page.


—The winning photo will be featured in a special bonus blog post here on Impulsive Artistry!

To Enter: 

—Attach your best original photograph of a sunrise in the comments section of the Contest Facebook Post (link below)!

—Caption your photo when you attach it on the Facebook Page: 
your name, photo name, and photo location. 

—Only one photo entry per person please.

—Share this blog post!

—Entries accepted until 3/1/17!

(All photos must be family friendly!)

Featured Blog Post: 

Stained Glass # 1 - Acrylic Abstract Painting. 

In this blog post, I walk through how I came up with this painting, the steps to create it yourself and you can watch me paint it either in real time or as a time-lapse in the two painting videos I have included! Check it out: 

The Link Up:
Guidelines for Linking a Post (2 per blog/site):

—All linked posts must be creative and artsy, family friendly and please no giveaways.

—Please leave a comment below!

—A link back to this post on social media would be much appreciated!

—Please visit other linked posts!

Thank you for joining this week's "Feeling Inspired Linkup." Don't forget to enter the Sunrise Photo Contest on the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page - can't wait to see your photos! 

Have a fantastic week, 


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