I finally have some art to show, these pages and painting have been done over the last couple weeks. It feels great to be able to sit long enough to paint. When you can't do artistic things you crave doing them even more.
I have been trying to explore red but this page came out a bit too orange. The face came out really sad and depressing so I repainted the whole face and she still looked sad so at that point I gave up thinking well perhaps she is what she is and I just let it be.
I was trying to use the Pam Carriker technique from the video I posted last week. Alas this was the wrong kind of paper to use. The paper started to fall apart with all the water. I think that technique would work well with watercolor paper but not a manila folder journal.
Do you remember me showing this background? Well I finally got around to painting something on it. This was pulled art, I saw the image on the left first and then it seemed another woman wanted to be there too.
This was a challenge because the background was so rich that I didn't want to cover it up. I added white to the background to lighten it up a little. Then I used some transparent golden fluids on their cloaks so that the background would show through. I am not sure if its done yet so I am going to just let it sit for awhile. I could add a poem or words to their dresses but I am not sure if I want to. What do you think?
I have been wanting to step out of the Art Journal and do some paintings either on canvas or wood. Hopefully this will be the first of many.