Oh, this alphabetical bloggy thing is a hoot sometimes.
Often, while browsing the blogs of photographer friends here on WordPress, a photo will beg to be painted. This one, from Bella Remy Photography, was such a photo, combining one of my favorite flowers and favorite birdies all in one go. I had lots of fun interpreting this photo fairly loosely in ink with a superfine Pitt Artist Pen (thanks again, Faber-Castell), and then going over it with the help of my watercolor palette. It’s not often that a page in my art journal looks this colorful, but I couldn’t resist lighting this one up with pigment. Thank you Bella, for knocking it out of the park once again!
The paint doesn’t flow nearly as freely in my journal as on watercolor paper, but man I love that thing. I used to fill one page a day, but lately, I’ve been drawing to my heart’s content, usually at night while watching the O’s, and I may go through four or five pages in one day. I just bought a new book (as this one quickly fills up), and I think I’m going to make it a goal to go through all 64 pages in a month. It will sound art geeky as all get out, but I’m looking forward to one day seeing a shelf full of art journals, filled with memories and fun! Lately, I’ve been enjoying drawing as much as painting, so maybe I should try and get a bulk discount on these things at Blick, lol.
Happy top of the week to all, and let’s go out there and light up the world with color. Shall we? Spread smiles everywhere, Artinistas! We can do it! Peace and puddles of paint to all!