COVID-19 WON’T STOP CREATIVITY

Take a break, have fun and play with color. This line drawing/coloring page that I made for you is based on a series of my paintings from the late 1990s.  Those still life paintings showcased flowers that I grew in my gardens. The predominant focus was on the night-blooming Datura or “Angel’s Trumpet” flower.  Some of the artists that were inspirational to me during the development of that body of work were Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Marsden Hartley, and David Bates.

Download the coloring page I made for you here (Image 4). Print out a bunch of them so you can really explore and play. Grab some colored pencils, crayons, chalk or paint. (Wine, grape juice, mustard, and things like that can work too!) When you’re done coloring, snap a photo of you with your masterpiece and send it to me in an email or post it on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s be creative together even though we’re apart and isolated.

Instagram tags: @squirebroel #quarantinecreativity #coloringbook #funwithcolor #familytime #artiststogether #playtime #creativetogether #makearteveryday #art_we_inspire #inspiring #acolorstory #craftsfeed #createeveryday #printandpattern #patternanddesign

Leave a Comment

Abstraction. Pattern. Color.

With all that is happening in the world at the moment, take some time to slow down and engage your imagination. Take a break and play with color. I’ve made a line drawing/coloring page for you that is based on some recent studies and paintings I’ve been working on in the studio. Explore pattern. Try working with arbitrary color to express what you feel rather than what you see (or what you think you see). Play in abstraction!

Download the coloring page I made for you here (Image 3). Print out a bunch of them so you can really explore and play. Grab some colored pencils, crayons, chalk or paint. (Wine, grape juice, mustard, and things like that can work too!) When you’re done coloring, snap a photo of you with your masterpiece and send it to me in an email or post it on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s be creative together even though we’re apart and isolated.

Instagram tags: @squirebroel #quarantinecreativity #coloringbook #funwithcolor #familytime #artiststogether #playtime #creativetogether #makearteveryday #art_we_inspire #inspiring #acolorstory #craftsfeed #createeveryday #printandpattern #patternanddesign

Leave a Comment

COVID-19 Housebound Creativity

I know that sometimes the prospect of coming up with an idea or starting with blank page can be overwhelming. As such, I decided to make some line drawings that act as the starting point so you can get down to the business of playing with color.

Play a little bit. Play a lot actually! Engage your imagination. Take a break from thinking about everything that seems pressing and overwhelming at the moment.

Download the coloring page I made for you here (Image 2). Print out a bunch of them so you can really explore and play. Grab some colored pencils, crayons, chalk or paint. (Wine, grape juice, mustard, and things like that can work too!) When you’re done coloring, snap a photo of you with your masterpiece and send it to me in an email or post it on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s be creative together even though we’re apart and isolated.

Instagram tags: @squirebroel #quarantinecreativity #coloringbook #funwithcolor #familytime #artiststogether #playtime #creativetogether #makearteveryday #art_we_inspire #inspiring #acolorstory #craftsfeed #createeveryday #printandpattern #patternanddesign

Leave a Comment

Creative in the moment.

COVID-19 got you stuck inside? Bored? Anxious? Let’s be creative together even though we’re apart and isolated.

Play a little bit. Engage your imagination!

I know that sometimes the prospect of coming up with an idea or starting with blank page can be overwhelming. As such, I decided to make some line drawings that act as the starting point for you to play with color. So go grab some colored pencils, crayons, chalk or paint. Download Image 1 and Image 2. Print and the color these page that I made for you. (Print out a bunch of them so you can really explore and play.) When you’re done coloring, snap a photo of you with your masterpiece and send it to me in an email or post it on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s be creative together!

Additional coloring pages will be added throughout the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Some Instagram tags to use: @squirebroel #quarantinecreativity #coloringbook #funwithcolor #familytime #artiststogether #playtime #creativetogether #makearteveryday #art_we_inspire #inspiring #acolorstory #craftsfeed #createeveryday #printandpattern #patternanddesign

Leave a Comment