|Example of glazing colors on top of each other|
Here are some fun journaling tips from Interweave Press and Cloth Paper Scissors. This free ebook features my article on Travel Journals, Using Maps as a Starting Point.
Art journaling is a way to express yourself through writing and art at the same time. This creative process pulls together a variety of materials to create mixed-media art. In this free ebook you will get art journaling tips, including how to make a travel journal from maps, how to make an art journal instages, and how to choose the right tools for your art journal adventures!
Vermilion is a dazzling red pigment originally made from a powdered volcanic mineral – cinnabar. It was used in the art and decoration of Ancient Rome, in the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, Renaissance paintings and in Chinese lacquerware. I love it for its brightness and vividness. It is great for painting red poppies!
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|Up-close of Poppies|
Pixie Star loves being surrounded by color!
Pixee Star and I have been playing around with my color palette. Those of you who know me, know that I am obsessed with color and watercolor is my favorite medium. In preparing for my All About Color class that I am teaching in my Bend, Oregon Studio, I took a closer look at the yellows on my palette. My goal was to have the warmest yellow and the coolest yellow available. I am happy to announce that I found a cooler yellow than I already had! It is the Daniel Smith Lemon Yellow. It is bright, fresh, and semi-transparent. Next I will try using it in triad and tetrad mixes. If I come up with something great, I will let you know!
Here are some photos from my Color Class. There is some serious color study going on!
ALL ABOUT COLOR
Fast video of how I paint a field of flowers:
How to paint palm trees
One great thing to do is to invite a friend or a few friends over to paint with you. Set aside time, a few hours at least, and invite some friends for a relaxing, artistic afternoon. I set out some stencils and inks in case someone wanted to use them in their art journals. We explored different ways to add color to our stencils. Here are some photos of our fun afternoon….
The younger students got very creative and started painting other animals like color horses and bunnies!
|Painting a Field of Sunflowers in Italy|