Just a quick post today, because the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds every now and then, calling me to come out and play in the garden.
The quote “The soul becomes dyed with the color of it’s thoughts” by Marcus Aurelius has been sitting in my little black book for quite some time now. Today I was looking for something to go with my new art journal page and I came across it again. I felt it was really appropriate for this page with all of it’s colors.
I did make some progress shots while working on this page, though I forgot to make them during the first part. Still plenty of photo’s to show you.
I only started making photo’s when I had the outline of the face painted onto the background.
I wanted it all to stay fairly transparant as I loved the colors and texture going on in the background.
I did feel it needed something extra at this point and printed and sealed some butterflies.
Stuck them down on the page. I like how they seem to be flying toward this opening in the sky.
Started defining the face a bit more.
I find I have difficulty keeping my distance and seeing everything in the correct proportions when working so close to a page. With a canvas on an easel I can always take a step back and just stare at a painting for a while. Then I remembered I had this old paint storage box with an easel attached, so I put it on there.
Added some more definition to the girl and the butterflies and then took a text stamp randomly to the page to add texture. I like how this contrasts with the handwritten text in the background.
I still felt the butterflies weren’t standing out the way I wanted to.
So I outlined them with white a white gel pen.
Added some highlights to her hair and face.
And added the quote.
I think she turned out really sweet and colorful and it makes me happy just to look at all the colors.
Thank you all for watching and I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Linking this to:
- Creative every day check-in 9n: may 20-26
- Our creative corner: Anything goes (third entry)
- Artists in blogland: Show and tell saterday
- Paint party friday: Week 11, Year 3 Check-in
- Art journal every day: From the linky list
- Stampotique designers challenge SDC 101: text (as I used a text stamp to create texture)