I’ve been trying to be less controlled in my journal pages; more experimental, messy, more spontaneous. I’ve been working on a larger painting, but its taking a long time to finish so I thought I would share a few of my 2012 Art Journal “Oblique Motion.” In this journal I seem to want to draw a line through the page. I was calling them horizon lines – but whose? Mine or the subjects?
I drew this in the dark with an old blue(which I thought was black) Flair pen then used water on a brush (with the light on) to “paint” the lines in.
This is how I finished it with oil pastel, gouache, and some collage. I thought I would use more lines this time, not just one. I liked letting it drip across the page.
I did the same thing with this one, but I didn’t take a picture of the original blue flair pen lines and water.
This is the back of the above page that bled through. I kind of like the look of it.
PS: One thing I learned while working on my art journal this year – You can’t iron the pages to smooth out wrinkles if you used acrylic paint on them. The image comes off on the paper I used over it and then applied the iron to. Lost a couple of very nice images.