Thursday, March 28, 2013

These Are My 'Journal Pages'

That's  what  I  like  to  call  them.   They're  all  on  watercolor  paper,  and  the  reason  I  call  them  that  is   because  since  I'm  just  working  on  basically  a  piece  of  paper (a  real THICK  piece  of  paper)--it  doesn't  feel  as  scary  to  me  as  a  blank  canvas,  and  I  seem  to  be  more  organic  in  what  I'm  doing.   If  I  don't  like  the  outcome,  these  papers  won't  go  to  waste--they'll  be  used  as  collage  paper.   I  ended  up  making  7  pieces......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
....she's  a  result  from  my  class  that  I  took  from  Christy  Tomlinson--She  Art  3--this  very   cool  technique  of  suggesting  facial  features  with  shading--I  love  her  classes!
 
 
 
 
I  thought  it  was  about  time  that  I  painted  a  turtle  since  I'm  so  obsessed  with  my  real  one  : )
 
 
 
You  know--the  best  things  really  DO  just  happen--I  only  used  7  pieces  of  paper--if  I  didn't  like  how  it  would  be  going--I  would  just  re-paint  until  I  did,  and  since  this  paper  is  140lb  weight--it  can  withstand  anything.    On  all  of  these,  I  used  a  combination  of  acrylics  and  hard  chalk  pastels--Love  these  2  together.
 
So  here  they  all  are--
 
 
 
.....and  all  completed--
 
 
 
Ready  to  go  with  me  this  summer  to  my  shows--I   just  received  notification  yesterday  that  I  was  accepted  into   another  show  this  summer--a  BIG surprise--this  was  my  first  time  that  I  applied  to  this  one--I've  heard  great  things  about  it.    I've  applied  to  a  lot  more--still  waiting  to  here  from  them--these  shows  aren't  that  easy  to  get  into,  but  I'm  not  taking  any  chances--I'm  getting  ready  with  lots  and  lots  of  art--which  I  love  to  do  anyway!!
 
And  more  thing--what  do  I  do with  new  art  that  I  make?--ALWAYS  make  a  new  box!
 
 

21 comments:

Halle said...

Bloom True really stands out to me. But really they are all wonderful.

Bluebell Woods said...

I love your journal art. If you use pastels and chalk.....how do you "set" it so it does not smudge on the page?
Love it.
Janice

Susan said...

I love your pages! You have a wonderful sense of design. Have fun with your shows!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Lovely work.

Amy said...

Beautiful art,I love every single one.
Please post if you ever do a show in Michigan.
hugs

Tammy Olson said...

They look fabulous framed and matted. Beautiful colors. I love those flowers in the "Bloom" painting.

Bren said...

Look at all that loveliness, they turned out so beautifully, all of them! I love the colour palette you used in the first image, just wonderful.

Lisa Graham said...

These are all so beautiful Diane. Congratulations on getting into the show. Love love the turtle!!! Your art is SO vibrant! Makes the heart happy.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow wow how creative you are Diane!!!

Love every piece you've made... so nice, clever, artistic...

kind regards, Alie :-)

Bonnie Irvine said...

These make me happy just looking at them. Your colours are so wonderful and I just love your sense of whimsy. Each one is a delight, looking fabulous framed or as part of a box. Congrats on getting into the show you wanted. They are lucky to have you.

Dawn said...

Each and everyone is fabulous, wish I could develop my girls in to something more, love what you do Diane x

Dawn said...

These will sell of that I am sure I adore them all they have something and I love how you have chosen to frame them. I really can't chose my fave this time all are FAB! Dxx

Netty said...

wonderful collage and artwork Diane, loving them all. Congratulations on the showing. Happy Easter, Annette x

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Marianne said...

You have a great talent!! Love your colours and style!
xxx Marianne

Cameron said...

Gorgeous art journal pages all in your signature bold, happy style! Simply beautiful...and absolutely stunning framed!

All your hard work will pay off...I see your creations being snapped right up!

Payne Holler Cards said...

I'm new to mixed media and just came across your blog! You are amazingly talented ...your style is exactly what I love! Have also got you on my FB...so glad to have found you (-:

Marilyn Rock said...

All so beautiful! Congrats on the new venue, too.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

All pages are breathtaking art works! Love the elements and the brilliant coloring. Really cheerful images, if I look them all i feel very good:-)
Hugs Anja

Janene McAnally said...

Beautiful work!!! You are one VERY talented lady! Thank you for showing us your wonderful pages :-).

spirituncaged.com said...

wow ... just yummy wow! I am saving your blog for inspiration. Thank you so much!

gypsy said...

Just found your blog through link-love on another blog {now I have forgotten which!} and I fully agree that working on loose watercolor paper is the bestest! Beautiful work and best wishes in your show.

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