Monday, January 17, 2011

A Few More + A Little Further

Week #14 -- RESOLVE
Just had to stop working on this since it's just a journal page and I REALLY want to get caught up. Still need to add the journaling..maybe today at the beach...supposed to be 80 degrees today in So. Cal.

Experimental background page with snowy tree partially added.

Experimental paper border on a partially finished fall tree painting. I realized I was trying to paint little tiny leave and it was taking forever + detail is not the look I want. Finally got smart and used bigger brush strokes and it made a big difference. My left brain want to paint exactly what it hard not too!
Looking a little too bold for my taste. Needs lots of work...Again my brain want to paint everything, but what I really want is a loose, painterly, free-flowing impression of the original photo. I just gotta loosen up!!!

Week #15 -- BRAVE
I'm following along with Pam Carriker's Recycled Journal Pages Strathmore Workshop and will be using her style to create this page. This is just the first step of cutting and gluing. Next steps are under journaling and charcoal shading. Can't wait to work on this one.

That's it for now!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful! I am wondering what type of paint you are using for your journal painings, and what type of pen you will use to write over the paint? I have not been able to find a pen that I can journal with over "decorated" pages in my journal, whether I use stamp ink, colored pencils, or acrylic paints...I can't seem to write over those areas.

  2. WOW! I would frame any of these and hang them proudly. Brave is very captivating and unusual which is why the title is so perfect. I am really glad that you are able to create and share this art with us, you are extremly talented.

  3. Denise, I really love what you are doing with trees! Intrigued at the Recycled Journal Pages concept - will check further into your blog to see if I can find another reference.

  4. I am loving these journal pages, especially the trees! They are wonderful!