Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Art Journal 01.31.12 — Free


This page was inspired by a few things. First of all, the background was created so I could mess up my hands for this photo.


You can see the patterns in the paint on my hands on the page, even though I brushed over it, smearing all of the various textures together.

See the blue areas to the right and along the bottom? You can see that pattern in white on my hands. That's from sequin waste, also called punchinella.

Another influence is a canvas my niece painted for me for Christmas 2 years ago.


It's one of my most treasured possessions. I was so touched that she painted it for me and love how strong and bold it is. Just like my niece, actually!

The other influence on this page is the art of Alisa Burke. She's wonderful and I hope to take at least one of her online classes very soon.

I love the "stained glass" effect that happened when I added the wax pastels in the petals. Wasn't intentional, but I think it's very cool.

AJ-0131-stained effect

For the flower, I wasn't sure how I was going to handle "coloring" it, but I went with the pastels because they'd be transparent. I kept looking at the strong black outline and thinking I needed to add to that, doodle a bit and then add the white for some contrast. I'm really happy with how it turned out.


Mediums Used:
acrylic paint, various colors
water soluble wax pastels

Other Materials:
bubble wrap
shelf liner
paint brushes in various sizes (bottoms used to make the white dots)

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