I was looking up the attire for Renaissance Ladies and was totally inspired to do this journal page. I think I’ll be playing with this for a bit. So much texture and pattern. The face was an experiment in that I painted it with my dauber bottles (you can find the link and my recipe for paint on my Video page). I sketched the face and wanted to work quickly so I picked up the dauber bottles and used them to apply and blend the paint. A face in about 5 minutes! I only used two colors, white and Titan Buff, the shading is where the pencil blended with the paint. I added just a touch of Paynes Gray to give her a true ‘Blue Blood’ look and that was it! It’s always fun to use a different tool to create your art. Even the background and dress were done with the Bingo Daubers.
These were done in a Strathmore 9×12 watercolor journal
This page was finished this morning and the one below last night. I love to work on multiple pages at a time so that I can go back and forth between things as time allows and creativity dictates. My journals should carry the warning ‘Pages in Progress’
This page I actually finished yesterday. Today I haven’t yet done a journal page, but I was creative. I stained the back deck. We’ve been blessed with a string of days reaching the low 70’s and I must take advantage of it to get the last little bits of outside things done. I love staining the deck. It probably sounds weird but it’s such an instant gratification. The would looks dry and blah and with a couple swipes of a brush it looks new again. It makes me feel good to restore the wood and protect it from the upcoming onslaught of winter.