Saturday, January 14, 2012

Art Journal - Leaves

Decided to try my hand at drawing/watercoloring some leaves.  I've only ever watercolored on actual watercolor paper but this time I painted directly into my journal.  A thick layer of GOLDEN Absorbent Ground allows your watercolors to soak into regular or gessoed paper.  Cool!
Very different from painting on watercolor paper but was a fun experience.  The ground gave a fun texture that wouldn't have been there otherwise.
Linking up to Just Journals Link Party #9 and Art Journal Every Day.

5 comments:

veronica said...

love the texture, and great shading! looks terrific.

Susan Raihala said...

That is just cool, Michelle. Bigger, hung on wall...decor at its finest!

(Can you tell I'm thinking about decorating my new house.... ;) Your journal is amazing!)

Kimberly Jones said...

Oooh! So pretty! I can see so much texture and you did a great job with the shading. I'm off to Blick tomorrow, and I think some of that absorbent ground medium will be finding it's way to my house!

Glenda J said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Marcia said...

very cool leaves! Thanks for sharing at Just Journals!