My drawing and painting life
I am happily doing my daily art, nothing’s changed on that field. I will get back with images some time soon, but not today. As I said the other day, I am getting away from the daily posting for a bit. I find that’s a relief at the moment. For the daily creating I see three main topics and techniques this month: (1) a series of mixed media backgrounds (that will eventually get a focal image, or not) just to explore and have fun; (2) sketchbook drawing and painting – following the Sketchbook class; (3) I am taking an oil painting class on a weekly basis with Mieke Siemons at Knockart Studio. Then occasionally I do other mixed media work. Some of it started because I joined the “15 minutes art journaling challenge” for a while – following Iris Fritschi-Cussens (from Iris Impressions).She was inspired by Dawn De Vries Sokoll who named November “Art Journaling Month” and posts daily prompts on her website. This initiative seems inspired by the “National Novel Writing Month” – NaNoWriMo – which helps some people whip out enough pages to write a book). In the art journaling month the idea is to make art journaling a daily practice. This seemed fun and an option to stay inspired on the daily art thing, so I tried it for a few days.
Smash page landscapes
Here’s what this page promised: landscape art. I’ve been doing landscapes in some of my journals. Why do I call them smash paintings? When painting I sometimes keep these little journals around to make something quickly when I stop and there’s still paint on my palette. I just ‘smash’ the leftover paint in a journal to make something later. This is a habit that I took from one of my art journalling teachers in 2014. It’s a pity to throw good paint away isn’t it? Lately these smashing moments often lead to a landscape. I have done about seven landscapes since September.
And from another journal:
I was pondering new themes the other day, remember? This is where the idea for imaginary landscapes came from. 🙂
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