I am teaching a watercolor painting and art journaling workshop in Provence, France, May 10 – 17, 2019.
|Pages in my journal prepared for the trip|
|First page in my new journal with inspiring quote.|
Well, this year I decided to quit complaining about the (crappy) watercolor paper and tore my Strathmore Sketchbook apart. I kept the metal coil and the black hard covers. I filled it with Arches 140 paper alternating with Strathmore 400 series drawing paper. I prepared the drawing papers with colorful backgrounds and finished the first page with an inspiring quote for my upcoming trip: “To Paint…. to travel…. the combine the two is to celebrate life” (Jack Brouwer).
|The cover of my new “Strathmore” journal now filled with Arches watercolor paper!|
Stay tuned for my upcoming article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine’s special edition, PAGES, on how to prepare these your jouranl pages with mixed-media and watercolor.
How do you prepare for your upcoming journeys? I would love to hear what special techniques and ideas you have!
I have to record the colors that I use because I will forget what they were. This is a good way to make a record of your favorite color combination. Why not start a little notebook to keep your studies in.