Journal – #7

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.  


8 thoughts on “Journal – #7

  1. Esther February 16, 2010 / 7:13 am

    I love these images! What a great fantasy world.


  2. Monica February 16, 2010 / 8:24 am

    ooh, where is she going. What’s in the houses? So many questions are invited. Very nice.


  3. mystele February 16, 2010 / 9:16 pm

    mary, this is very fun! love the vibrant colors…thank you for inviting me over!


  4. Diane February 17, 2010 / 10:24 am

    Mary, I love this so much–those colors just pop. Don’t you love what you can find from all of these artists. Sometimes when I feel a little blocked, I just start looking around at all of these art blogs.


  5. Janet February 18, 2010 / 1:26 pm

    I saw Mystele’s video and you did a great job interpreting her idea.


  6. lorraine February 20, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    like all the layers on this one


  7. Crystal April 18, 2010 / 3:33 pm

    Hi there,
    Could you tell me where the video is on Mystel’s site? I couldn’t find it.
    Thank you,


    • Mary April 18, 2010 / 4:23 pm

      Hi Crystal…go to Mystele’s website and click on the Feb. archive over on the left sidebar and find the Feb. 11, post…that’s the one.
      Thanks for coming by.


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