Thursday, October 17, 2013

Watercolor fun

This is another watercolor journal page from a magazine picture. I changed things a little to make it easier to draw.

The paper was cold pressed so that is why it looks textured.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Inspiration from a photo.

When I was looking through a magazine recently I came across an article that was full of flowers arranged beautifully that I was inspired to paint. I have used a lot of those photos in the challenge I did a couple of weeks ago. There were 2 photos that looked complex so I thought I would attempt some larger pages with them because I really liked them.

This is the completed page in my journal. I started with a sketch and was surprised it turned out so well so I finished it off with watercolor.  I used a Koi travel set for this one. The wall was first painted with a creamy color then I used a tissue to pick up the left over paint and dabbed it on to look like texture.

Here is the original photo I was inspired by.  You can see I left a few things out and also spread it out more to fit my landscape sized page. It was great fun to try something like this, a first for me. Think of all those lovely images you have in your magazines. Of course you can't copy another person's  image for an item you want to sell but I think it would be okay for an art journal that is private.

Monday, October 7, 2013

A little more completed art.

These are the last few cards I have done for the mixed media challenge, although I mostly did watercolor. I have finished the challenge but I will continue to fill these watercolour cards with art because I really like the exaggerated landscape format. Also, I have a pack of 50 that I want to use up. I will put them on my desk for those times when I just want to draw something.

The prompt for this one was to use a font. I chose the jokerman font for my quote. 

I used 3 prompts for this card. They were bird, face and cupcake. I have really fallen in love with the idea of many unrelated items on one page. 

This prompt was orange. I used my Peerless paint cards for this one. I love them  because they are all transparent and I don't have to worry about any color being too grainy. They do take a little getting used to because they are staining colors so can't be lifted out.

I didn't have a prompt for this one but I chose to make it about green. I was experimenting with the Peerless paints again. 

The prompt for this one was paintbrush. This is what my peerless palette looks like. I have cut a strip off the end of each card and arranged them by color (not how I have painted it here) on a large sheet of watercolor paper. It folds in half and slips into my A4 size journal. Jane Davenport does something similar in a video on her website.