Last week, someone asked me can you do 'state art'...and I went .. 'what art' ? I had heard of 'state of the art' but never 'state art'!
...then she explained to me that she wanted me to paint her the map of Illinois state! That, I believe, is called map art/state art...don't hold me on that one..am not so sure! lol!
Always up for a challenge, I was super excited to attempt something new, I quickly looked up maps and drew my IL state map. Initially, I thought of just filling it in with a wash of colors, but then I thought, why not make it more interesting and add a scene to it. After spending a major part of my morning on it, I had the painting ready. But the fun had just begun and I did not want to stop as yet..so I painted one more and more!
I was so excited with the way it turned out that I immediately shared it on social media and it was received with equal enthusiasm! How I wish there was a ' share ' button to my blog because I always forget to share it here !
After IL, I was eager to do a different state and was wondering which one to do next..and I asked on Instagram and someone suggested California....so here it is..poppies..Golden Gate ..beautiful scenic California !
I am loving this so much, that I might end up painting all 50 states! The fun is in visualizing the scene inside the map!
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