Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Zentangle Inspired Art

I love to tangle.  I do it on a daily basis.  It is a great companion when watching (listening) to TV (especially when football is on).
I love everything about the ocean, sea life, beach, breeze…..
So, it was a natural progression going from 31/2” square tiles to Sea life ZIA.

Well, let me back up. I started by drawing patterns in a Seahorse shape before I knew anything about Zentangle.  Then, after learning about Zentangle and drawing tiles, I once again tackled a tangled sea horse.  

This painting is a little larger than 16x20.  I used watercolors along with the pen and ink.

I enjoyed doing this so much, I did another.  This time though, I used just the pen and ink.  I had the image burned into a silk screen and printed it on a piece of stained glass.  The paint is fired into the glass and won't every come off.  I am using this piece, as well as 4 other ZIA of sea life in a stained glass window.   I will post it when done.