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February Mixed Media Collection

February Mixed Media Collection by Adria Black Art

I love inspiring quotes.  They just make me feel warm and fuzzy, when I read the right words at the right time.  So for this month I decided to focus on creating some inspirational quotes that could help you feel that same way!

February’s Mixed Media Collection is focused on these quotes, soft colors, and some coordinating sketches out of my sketchbooks.  I wanted to create a fun, inspirational collection that brings a spot of sunshine to your day.  The next time you feel down in the dumps, you only have to look at this month’s collection to feel a bit brighter!

February Mixed Media Art Collection

This month, I stuck to playing with watercolors and earlier work from my sketchbooks.  So I don’t have any photography in this collection.  The largest part of the artwork this month is my new Quoteables series, which features hand-lettered quotes that I have layered onto watercolor backgrounds.  I also included several pieces of artwork that are original drawings and paintings from within my sketchbooks that I felt went with this month’s theme.  This series of artwork are Giclee prints, available at Society 6, and are printed on archival paper using archival inks.  The colors are as fresh and vibrant and they won’t fade or decay over time, so they are sure to bring some colorful happiness to your life!

 

Quoteables #10 - When Life Gets Blurry - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #10 – When Life Gets Blurry – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Handlettered Quotes and Phrases

I began this collection of artwork with hand lettering some quotes and phrases using various materials such as markers, pen and ink, and watercolor.  Below you can see the original pieces before I added in the watercolor and extras.

Quoteables #2 - Feel Beautiful Quote - Original Artwork by Adria Black
Quoteables #2 – Feel Beautiful Quote – Original Artwork by Adria Black
Quoteables #3 - Out of this World - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #3 – Out of this World – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #5 - Be Good to Yourself - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #5 – Be Good to Yourself – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Quoteables #4 - Create Your Own Sunshine - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #4 – Create Your Own Sunshine – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #6 - Win or Learn - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #6 – Win or Learn – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #8 - You Are Braver - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #8 – You Are Braver – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Mixing Original Sketches and Watercolor to Complete Collection

I also wanted to incorporate some other original sketches into the collection from my sketchbooks.  I choose a dreamcatcher and a cityscape that I had originally done in pen and ink, some abstract dancers that were done with watercolor, a mixed media girl with stained glass hair, and a watercolor mushroom.

 

This series of artwork are Giclee prints, available at Society 6, and are printed on archival paper using archival inks.  The colors are vivid and vibrant as the original paintings, and they won’t fade or decay over time.  These pieces add a bit of whimsy and fun to your home.  They will surely be treasured pieces for years to come!

 

Dreamcatcher Drawing - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Dreamcatcher Drawing – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Hand-drawn Cityscape - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Hand-drawn Cityscape – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Dancers - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Dancers – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Stained Glass Girl - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Stained Glass Girl – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Hippie Peace Mushroom - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Hippie Peace Mushroom – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Mixed Media and Watercolor Abstracts

I also wanted to mix in watercolor and some mixed media abstracts for this collection, and I had a blast creating several backgrounds in the blues, pinks, and purples color scheme with a touch of yellow.  Watercolor has such an interesting way of doing whatever it wants to that each piece is not only an experiment but a surprise!

 

This series of watercolor and mixed media abstracts are Giclee prints, available at Society 6, and are printed on archival paper using archival inks.  The colors are soft and muted, and they won’t fade over time.  These watercolor abstracts add a touch of color to any room in your home.  Plus, they make wonderful room accents in the form of throw pillows.

 

Mixed Media Abstract #1 - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Mixed Media Abstract #1 – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Watercolor Abstract #1 - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Watercolor Abstract #1 – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Watercolor Abstract #2 - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Watercolor Abstract #2 – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Salted Watercolor Abstract - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Salted Watercolor Abstract – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Watercolor Abstract #3 - Rainbow Streaks - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Watercolor Abstract #3 – Rainbow Streaks – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Mixed Media Abstract #2 - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Mixed Media Abstract #2 – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Learning Digital Art Techniques

This was the second collection that combined digital art techniques, mixed media, and watercolor pieces (backgrounds and elements) from my sketchbook.  This month, I really wanted to enhance my word art and quotes with the watercolor effects.  So I worked on changing up the feeling of the artwork by placing it on different backgrounds from my sketchbook, combining different pieces into a whole new composition, and incorporating watercolor washes and splatters to enhance the final pieces of artwork.  The final results were gorgeous pieces that look fantastic not only as art prints, but also on a variety of home decor products from throw pillows, comforters, shower curtains, notebooks, and tons more!  I sooo love how this collection turned out!

 

Dreamcatcher - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Dreamcatcher – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Combining Elements to Create New Compositions

It was a lot of fun to create whole new compositions using digital art techniques.  This grouping of artwork combined mixed media abstracts, watercolor, and hand lettering in a way that was completely new for me!  And I’m so very much in love with this process for art making.
This series of artwork available as Giclee prints, at Society 6, and are printed on archival paper using archival inks.  The colors are as fresh and vibrant as the original artwork, and they won’t fade over time.  These unique artworks will be a treasure in your home for your whole life.  These pieces will remind your loved ones how much you care with the perfect piece of fun and sunshiney happiness for their home.

 

Catch Your Dreams - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Catch Your Dreams – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #1 - Feel Beautiful Today - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #1 – Feel Beautiful Today – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #7 - Make Your Own Sunshine - Rainbow - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #7 – Make Your Own Sunshine – Rainbow – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Salted Watercolor Dreamcatcher - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Salted Watercolor Dreamcatcher – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #9 - Win or Learn on Watercolor - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #9 – Win or Learn on Watercolor – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #11 - You are Braver - Watercolor - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #11 – You are Braver – Watercolor – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

Dancers on Pastel - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Dancers on Pastel – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #12 - Adjust Your Focus - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #12 – Adjust Your Focus – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #13 - Create Your Own Sunshine on Abstract - Original Artwork by Adria Black Art
Quoteables #13 – Create Your Own Sunshine on Abstract – Original Artwork by Adria Black Art

I’d love to hear what you think of the  February Mixed Media Collection.  Let me know what your favorites are in the comment below!  To purchase any of these pieces, simply click on the photo, which will take you directly to the Society 6 shop page.

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