Sunday, July 27, 2014

Feather

Do you paint backgrounds in your art journal ahead of time?  Most mixed media artists advise it - that way the white page isn't so daunting when you sit down to create. 
Recently I had a desire but not much time or inspiration so I watercolored several pages in my current journal.  Adding salt while it dries adds a fun texture.   
I'd never drawn a feather before and was thrilled that it turned out as well as it did.  Part of me wishes I had left it well enough alone (I say that pretty often) but in the moment I felt yellow ochre in my feather painting.  Glad I captured a pic before I added that part though. . . 
Linking to Sunday Sketches and

7 comments:

Christine said...

lovely feather on a great textured background!

carol l mckenna said...

Creative background and love the feather for SS ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Maša said...

The feather is incredible. Beautiful work!

alarmcat said...

so pretty!! and i love your quote :)

~Rasz~ said...

To answer your question, I usually do my backgrounds last...occasionally at the beginning if I have any spark of a plan.

Your feather is beautiful!!! And I do love the way your background turned out too! Have a wonderful week! Rasz

Kimberly Jones said...

I am often happy just making backgrounds! I love to splash paint around the page! Your feather is beautiful before and after the ochre!

denthe said...

Beautiful feather! Love it with and without the ochre ... I always use my artjournal to get rid of my leftover paint, so I only work on pages that already have colour on them.