Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Multi-tasking

I worked on a journal page today that will apply to several challenges.

The challenge at Piarom's Mix It Monthly is vintage colorblocking and the Mixed Media Monthly challenge is New to You. I've never tried colorblocking before but the examples and submissions for the month are really fun so I thought I'd give it a whirl.



After I finished the colorblocking for the background I didn't care for it at all so I brayered India ink over the entire page and then brayered a little white gesso in a few areas. One of the challenges at Community Thrive this month is to use a brayer so that worked out well.

I was liking the page a bit more by this time but still unsure which way to go with it so I glued an assortment of text page bits in the center and then decided to go with a face for Tracy Scott's 100 faces challange on Facebook.

This was a fun practice page. I will try colorblocking again maybe with larger sections or different color combination next time.

UPDATE - thank you so much to Susi Von Froebelstemchen for letting me know about your Art Journal Journey challenge. I am greatly inspired by Modigliani and will add this journal page to the Master's challenge at there.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Renee,

    Very cool page. She looks like she's deep in thought, maybe about what 2015 will bring? I received my copy of the Somerset Studio January/February and there you are! Congratulations of being published.

    Peace,
    Kay

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment, Kay. Thanks for the Somerset Studio mention as well - hope you enjoy the issue, I'm a little biased but I thought it was really an inspiring one.

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  2. I love her Renee, I would say since she is a bit like a Modigliani person she would be just perfect to our Inspired by the Msters theme over at
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE as well!
    Hope you will link her!
    xoxoxo
    Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi - I love to have a new challenge to inspire me each month!

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  3. I like your color blocking! And your long-necked lady.

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    1. Thank you Sue and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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  4. Love what you have made, your Modigliani is wonderful - I have been trying a lot of his paintings lately, too. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey! Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I'm so happy to have been directed to your challenge blog and hope to be a regular player.

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  5. ♥♥♥
    Thank you for playing along with us Renee..
    I must tell you that I
    was so inspired by the "EARWORM article at Journaling VOL 6"
    recently..bought the issue at my London trip at the end of december and must try this technique...so fab!
    xoxoxo
    Susi

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    1. Again, Susi, thank you for pointing me in your direction. Also so glad you've enjoyed the Earworm article, high praise in my opinion coming from you - I love your work!

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  6. I like this very much indeed, the colour blocks in the background are such lovely colours and the pensive lady is so beautifully drawn with her dark background. It was also very interesting to read how you made it and how you changed it as you went along.

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  7. I like how you've coloured the woman. The colours are so impressive and purple and goldish so beautiful together. Love it.

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  8. I love all your paintings, this one is no exception ! Gorgeous !
    Corrie x

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  9. Renee you have finished this piece to an fabulous masterpiece! She looks so serene and centered in her colorful world! Love her vintage look :) and and her sweeeeet expression! I have so enjoyed reading how this all came together! I so loooove when so much influences are on one piece! Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  10. She is so pretty and I love her long and graceful neck.

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  11. Very nice page. Wonderful face!
    Cheers
    Gabriele

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  12. I love the color blocking and this piece makes me want to go color block something now!! Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  13. Lovely journal page, and love how meshed all the challenges!

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  14. You painted a great Modigliani-Woman with a well colored backround. Fabulous! Ulrike

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  15. this is really really beautiful. the background is lovely and your woman is stunning! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  16. Love the color blocked background on your art journal page! The woman is lovely!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  17. She is beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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