Tonight I did a page based on a quote from one of my favourite books, A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin. I love this book. It is unconventional both in its subject and writing style with beautifully written sentences and descriptions of a side of London seldom mentioned. I definitely recommend it.
make me a shadow on the wall
I decided I wanted to do tonight’s girl from behind. Not a perspective I’m an expert in at all. I don’t think it turned out bad for a first attempt but I definitely need work.
I knew I wanted to draw this one from behind and I thought who better to depict from behind than a mermaid? I think the skin turned out neat – she’s no little mermaid, more like a siren who lured sailors to their death in the depths. I think that my favourite part though turned out to be her hair. Super textured and fun, full of pearls and gems and seaweed.
Went back to my usual art journaling tonight. I really felt like doing something super colourful.
I stamped on a few little accents and it’s a done page.
Tonight’s piece started out very bright.
Bright golden yellow, phthalocyanine blue, grey, and black. Then I started adding white gesso in swirls and streaks. I covered the canvas in white which mixed with the wet colours underneath. I then started removing it in large stripes with my wedge catalyst tool (don’t worry, I didn’t waste the paint, it was used for a art journal page base). I added a little bit more white gesso as bright spots then sprayed it down heavily with water.
I’m back 🙂 The Etsy Made in Canada market is done, my quiz is done (B-, yay!) and I’m ready to make more art. I’m happy I took the time to paint this tonight.
Do you ever dream of your art? Do you ever have a dream and, in that dream, see an amazing painting and know, in your dream, that you painted it? And then, when you wake up, know, just know in your heart and soul, that you need to paint that painting you saw in your dreams? And do you worry that, if you attempt to paint that piece, it won’t be as amazing, special, or just as good as the one on your dream? Do you do it anyways?
I really like doodling like this.
The background was leftover paint from yesterday. I filled a blank page in my little journal with leftover black acrylic and then, with the white paint, created some fun patterns over it. And today, I used craft smart oil based pens to do the doodles.
I actually started a different project tonight but needed to let it dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step.
I tested the technique last night in my art journal and decided to do a canvas tonight. I’m going to work on it tomorrow once all the matte medium is completely dried. For tonight though, I made this.
It started out as a rather ugly colour but had some lovely texture to it. I covered it in Golden gesso and added some bright pink and neon yellow Pebeo paint over top. Then I sprayed black Dylusion ink over top.
I felt like trying something a little different tonight.
- Liquitex professional acrylics: light blue, Naphthol Crimson, alizarin Crimson
- Liquitex basics titanium white
- Pebeo fluorescent yellow
- Grumbacher dioxazine purple
- Golden carbon black
- Golden fluid fluorescent blue
Here is the link to today’s art.