Sweet Adele – Strathmore Journal

My FTB journal is finished now, so, on to other things.  I have been working on Carla Sonheim’s class this week. I’m behind on ICADs for this week. I’ll  post some over the upcoming weekend.  Here’s a page from my Strathmore Journal.  Adele was one of the first names to pop into my head.  The name Adele means noble.  I started with a watercolor background.  I used white gesso and painted a few patches all over the page.  Then I used my acrylic and India inks to draw the face and swirls, etc…it’s not easy drawing with the dropper.  I used three color of inks…raw umber, cherry red, and aqua.  I finished with more lines with my Sharpie pen.

3 thoughts on “Sweet Adele – Strathmore Journal

  1. Brigitte August 19, 2011 / 10:47 am

    I think your page is beautiful! Very colorful and loose, if you know what I mean 😉


  2. spilledinkguy August 19, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    Ink gives me fits (even when I’m using a ‘pen tip’)… I can’t imagine trying to control it with the dropper!
    You’ve done a masterful job of that here, though, Mary!


  3. lee August 20, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    oh sweet adele, so beautiful


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