Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Art Journaling and Impressionism

artwork by Natalie Malik

One of the reasons I love the internet's Art Journaling Ning is being around like minded artists who love art journaling.  There are opportunities to create pages in my journal while trying out new techniques, like with Natalie Malik's September 3rd -15th challenge.  

my sailboat on the lake
She gave us a variety of techniques and colors to work with: doodling, pastels, Modern Impressionism, and a different approach to painting.  Methods and colors that I don't use too often.  But that's what challenges are all about, right?  



I love Impressionism.  And I have watercolor pencils that I want to use more often.  So that was the focus of my painting.  The topic was from a photograph I took in Italy, close to the train station where we picked up my nephew.  I used some solid colored Washi tape that I bought from Pretty Tape on Etsy to frame the scene.  


Then I changed mediums for the exterior of the page and used a combination of turquoise and yellow acrylics plus watercolors.  Here's the finished piece.  

Come by the Art Journaling Ning to see what others created!  They are a very artistic bunch, and you'll enjoy their artwork and ideas.  And join the Ning, if you're interested in art journaling.  You can participate as much as you like.  Remember, Art Journaling: It's All Good!

7 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Great colors! And I love how the washi tape grounds the painting.

Nancy said...

Wow, how neat! This turned out really cool!

Rose said...

Beautiful job! These challenges can be such a great opportunity. It can be as much fun with your personal creation process as it is to see what others create.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I'm going to do some more drawing and painting this winter - and you're one of the reasons! No one ever has to see my journal unless I choose to share it.

BeadedTail said...

You did a great job with the water! I love the background you did on your journal page too!

Splendid Little Stars said...

This is fantastic! Your colored pencil work is wonderful!

Teddi said...

deb you really captured the impressionist spirit in the look of your art journal page! i'm impressed. nice take off the photo too. :)

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