I finished this spread in my journal this afternoon.  I started by using gesso on the page and made texture in it with a paint handle.  I used Jo Sonja’s blue violet acrylic paint mixed with white.  It is more blue than violet.  If you are looking for some less expensive paints to use and experiment with, try Jo Sonja’s artist colours. They are somewhere in between the cheapie craft paints and the more expensive acrylic paints, in my opinion.  I also used Liquidtex vivid red orange along with  pink craft paint.  The pink and orange mixed made another shade of orange.  White craft paint was used throughout to tone down the colors.  I used Indigo blue and brunt ochre colored pencils (not watercolor pencils)  to add lines. Click on the photo to see more details.


Fall color in Arkansas

My daughter took this photo a week ago at “The Natural Bridge” near Clinton, Arkansas.  Great shot, darling daughter!



6 thoughts on “Journal-#26

  1. Janet October 25, 2010 / 8:32 pm

    Circles….love them. And this spread has so many. Great color combination….I thought of an underwater garden.


  2. Rosie October 26, 2010 / 8:29 am

    Great photo Mary… bliss! I love the rather unusual colour combo in your pages and all that texture is just lush!
    Are you following Tam’s course too?


    • Mary October 26, 2010 / 10:20 am

      Yes, I need to watch part 2 of week 2 🙂


  3. Artswebshow October 27, 2010 / 2:12 pm

    i like the lights against the darks in this piece.
    Wow, thats a fantastic shot you daughter took


  4. allmimsey October 30, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    Wonderful spread….especially the pink and orange together. It’s an unusual pairing and I always love that!


  5. R November 1, 2010 / 7:43 pm

    I love the colors and patterns in this one!


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