Sunday, May 23, 2010

Progress in the Art Journal

Our concept of beauty is greatly influenced by the society we are immersed in...and how expressive just the eyes alone can be! How pervasive the western ideal of 'painfully thin' models can be... and how necessary it is to resist the stereotypes; find your own beauty within yourself.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Beginning

The beginning of a new spread in my little watercolor art journal... this background was intentionally left plain white for a black and white composition. I don't know where this is going yet, maybe a quote about 'beauty.' This doesn't show quite the whole space as it wouldn't fit on the scanner, and the right hand page also has a folded flap that is about 5 inches wide. It will be quite a lot of space to fill. Waiting for additional inspiration...
and a block of time to work!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Art Journal

New page in the watercolor journal. Watercolor background, scraps of painted paper, fabric, Sharpie drawings and colored marker. The face, hands and tree are drawn in crayon, then tempera paint applied over them, creating a 'resist,' then torn from the original paper and collaged onto this page. Can you meet yourself coming and going?!