I finished this journal spread over the weekend. I was inspired by Mystele’s video “thinking with paint.” If you would like to see the video, click on her blog link over on the sidebar. I started my pages with black gesso first. And rather than drawing the figures and houses with a pencil, I used a brush with black India ink. I got my latest order from Dick Blick last Friday and had to try some of my new paints colors on this piece: green gold, manganese blue and Hansa yellow light. I also used Payne’s grey (or is it gray?). I was going for a bit of whimsey. All in all, I was happy with it when I finished.