Friday, August 19, 2016

Abstract Landscape yellow sunset

This was a challenge getting the lights lighter and darks darker and keep the tones and values distinctly blended. It was fun to try to get the sky captured in the water and the variations in the mountains surrounding the water.

Wanderlust stamped resist pages

These pages were covered in distressed ink and paints. The white paints didn't take the ink, so the things stamped in white pop out unexpectedly. 

IW washi tape bouquet

This was a great idea of Donna Downey's, to duplicate one of her floral paintings using washi tape. I did my best with what I had. It was a fun venture and the results aren't bad. But most of all it was a great lesson in thinking outside of the box and loosely interpreting the inspiration piece verses a strict interpretation.

Wanderlust lesson: Nebulus paper landscape

The background is a build up of layers of black gesso and iridescent paints and spatters. The landscape is made of torn papers with some added doodling for a jazzy-ness. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Patina copper pages

Patina pages on textured wallpaper boarder. This was fun to combine paints to get the patina and copper colors. The texture paper really allows the paints to get into nooks and crannies which makes the paper look like old copper. It was simple and fun to make.

Abstract landscape

I finally finished my first abstract landscape practice page. This was an incredible challenge for me, but it was a good one. I learned a lot about color values and blending acrylics, just the tip of the iceberg. I will be completing this on panels so there will be more, and hopefully better.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nebula art for Wanderlust class

This was one of the most interesting techniques yet. As I followed the lesson blindly, I watched these two nebula type pages evolve. I think that these are a great base for art journal pages and were a lot of fun, quick and easy too.