Monday, July 19, 2010

July Art

Thought I would share some of the things that I have been working on lately. I have mostly been busy de-cluttering around here but I have fit some painting in-between.
This painting is almost done. I am using the technique Michelle taught our art group last month. (Her paintings are amazing.) It brings me to the brink of tears and then success happens and I think wow, how did that happen. I have a love/hate relationship with this process. the last layer I got so frustrated that I took the black paint and through it all over the canvas. Then I saw the face appear. You can't plan this process at all. I can't seem to stop myself though. I already want to try another one.
I am in Teresa McFayden's Between the Lines journal class this month. She does one every July and this is the third year I have participated. I really love the color on these pages.

You can see the picture using my PoGo printer at the top of the right page. Everything in my garage is out on the lawn getting sorted and gone through.

Another page from the class.

I get the intense color using my concentrated watercolors by Dr. Ph. Martin.

Using a #2 pencil to journal about the day gave a subtle background to paint on.

The yellow chick appeared after laying down random watercolor. I dripped black paint on the page and it formed a perfect necklace for her.

I have heard of Zentangles but have never tried one. It is really relaxing and fun. This one is done in black ink.

I decided to try a Zentagle in color. I can't decide which one I like better.


Mary said...

wow! love the painting!!
and love the journal spreads, especially the 4th one down - great color!!

karin said...

Love the colors you have been using...does this mean you are in a better place? See you Friday night!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

another gorgeous painting! great work!

Nessa said...

i love your journal pages.......

Montgomery Family said...

Oh my! I love each one of them! Thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

michelle allen said...

LOVE all your recent art! you are really going to town Teri! so happy for you :)