Nothing like having a different disguise when you need one!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I thought this guy was rather colorful. He's from Asia, but some references also say he's from South Africa. I really like my 6 x 6 watercolor journal, but the only thing is when I scan the center, it's a little bit off, which is sometimes noticeable as in this painting. I keep telling myself these are only practice piece that I can use for future bigger pieces later.
I still am in love with my rubicoil binding machine. This journal is made with Kraft paper and decorative paper on the front and back cover. The size of this journal is 8 x 6. I used a Carl Bidex hand held perforating rotary to perforate 1" from the binding, so if I didn't like the design I could easily tear it out of the journal.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Today I had a good day. My husband was off so we went down to Pasadena for lunch and shopping. My favorite art store--Dick Blick is located in Old Town in Pasadena. It's a small store, carrying some art supplies, just enough eye candy to make a girl excited.
I bought a few tubes of Holbein designer gouche. I rarely use gouche and after reading Cathy Johnson's new book Artist Journal workshop, I decided I would try using gouche, in addition to regular watercolor paints. In the book Cathy mentions toned paper...never hearing that term, I did some research and discovered that it was heavy weight pastel paper. I found Fabriano heavy weight Ingres cover paper in many colors. So I bought an assortment of colors to try.
When I came home I thought I would use some of the Fabriano paper, along with my 140lb watercolor paper to hand bind a 6 x 6 watercolor journal. While waiting for the glue to dry on the spine of the journal, I did a quick study of my puppy Maddie with a Faber-Castell Pitt artists pens.
So it was a good artist day for me. Not only did I get a fabulous lunch, I also got lots of new art supplies!!!!