Using masking fluid allows us to build up layers, preserving bright colors & textures...this piece is currently on round three of masking fluid & pigment.
It can feel like it is wasting time to take an hour or so to just play in the studio...but even time spent splashing paint on paper with no real plan can be so restorative. It was a busy week and I needed to just play with color.
This paper will be turned into my next art journal eventually, but this weekend it just needed to be about fun and experimentation.
What have you done with a playful spirit today?
Recently, someone noticed a stamp sitting on a shelf in the studio. Old, worn, leftover from an office or business practice long gone.
What does this word mean to you? How might you use it in your art?
All ready for today’s participants in Intention & Expression! We will be working with themes of change in both the process & subject matter of our art.
Things we carry with us each day contain little surprises, little moments of beauty.
The most interesting part, the most aesthetically pleasing part may not be the image at all...it might be the edges.
Where does one color come up against another?
Where do the textures create visual interest?
...even stray threads or worn down edges...
When I'm working on a single page, I am not thinking about what came before or what comes next...
...but later, reflecting back, context provides all sorts of interesting areas to explore...
...and then, I close the book and move on to the next thing.
Ready for today’s participants in the Respite & Joy workshop! We will be playing with all sorts of special & sparkling materials today!
Georgia O’Keeffe’s paint
A stop-motion video of my August 20 - October 16 2017 art journal.
In the studio working on mixed media pieces today.