Art Journal pages 2012

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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.

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7 responses »

  1. olivia, what faces!! wow, i love them all (the eyes!!)… and the bleedthrough face… oh!! xoxo

  2. Sorry you lost a couple of images, but I love the fact that you are experimenting, allowing your creativity to flow. The line on the top image actually looked like the paper was folderd over somehow, very cool – of course, once I zoomed in, I could see the paint more clearly, but it’s a very interesting artwork, and I love that you used scraps of newsprint on the hair. INteresting quote, too,

    The other lined paintings are fascinating, the multiple lines add such an atmosphere to them, like they are looking out at the world through a filter of sorts, or energy waves. And I agree, the bleedthrough is pretty cool, too. 🙂 Always a joy to see something new from you!

  3. Thanks, Lynne – I always love it when you leave a comment – hope your hand is better!

  4. Thank you, Judee – your comments always make me feel like I’ve done the most amazing thing! even if I know I havent!

  5. Ah, but that’s the thing – you have. you’ve followed your creative spirit and allowed yourself freedom of expression. I don’t think you realize how rare that is. 🙂

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