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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Small Watercolor ~ Art Journal Pages

7 1/2" x 5 1/2" Watercolor
On pages 50 and 51, "Taking Risks with Watercolour", by Shirley Trevena, she gives a painting exercise to loosen up just before painting. It's a method I tried here by flowing in color, making marks, dots, squiggles, drag and tap the brush, encouraging blooms, using water soluble pencils on sandpaper, and Stabilo Tone with the black. I exploited and ran with the results by adding a woman figure. The Stabilo Tone set was purchased for some studies from the book. They are a combination of colored pencil, aquarelle color and wax crayon in one and I think their names have changed according
to this site.

Art Journal Pages: P. 47
A trip to the Kimbell Art Museum, Halloween with me turning off the lights and hiding in the kitchen, Bills, Babysitting job with art work, always it's "Can we do art?", Canvas by Canvas took down the Petroleum Club exhibit and hung the exhibit at Artists Showplace, then dinner celebration at a Japanese restaurant, Sushi Axiom, for the sold paintings before the play.

Art Journal Page 48
The play we attended was "Menopause, the Musical" and funny, funny. I saved our invitation to the Petroleum Club.

Art Journal Page 49:
Refrigerator clean and Quiller pack, and had a great 5 day workshop with Stephen Quiller so I condensed 5 days into the Quiller colorwheel.

Art Journal Page 50:
So I'm halfway through the Montval All Media Sketchbook. A small Shirley Trevena study, our brave Grace having her tonsils out and Grannie cooking her chicken noodle soup and pumpkin pies (which she didn't eat or like) but she got a new Hannah Montana robe and pj's. She quipped before the surgery after donning the cap, "I look like the lunchroom ladies".
The next few days were spend cooking, cooking, cooking... sweet potato and pecan pies, and biscuits and cornbread for the dressing, and fruit salad with the occasional sorting of paper in boxes in the living room. I found my car title at the bottom of one large stack and refiled it in the Important Paper tub. (So wonderful because I wasn't even looking for it and my goal is to have nothing lost in my house.)

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and can find where you put the leftovers.


Trish said...

I'm loving your blog! wonderful journal pages!!

Cecelia said...

Love those colors in the watercolor!
I have trouble with journaling with my art. Once I get started writing, I can go for hours. I need that person with the board to hit me in the head and say stop!
I enjoyed going to the Kimball with a friend who also lives in Arlington, some years back. We went to see the Barnes Collection. My grandson's art teacher and I are still talking about that.

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Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I think that you have a beautiful and informative blog. I am new to the experience and wish I could do this kind of journal pages.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks, Trish, I'm glad you like the blog. I'm staying with it better this go around.

Cecelia, I know what you mean. Sometimes I could use someone to tell me it's time to stop.

Hello, Peggy, Thanks and you will be surprised at your efforts with journal pages. Just take a day or week highlight and draw it off and paint it. I looked at your blog and really like your VDS Nov entry interpretation. I may have to try
it sometime. Also like the floral with figure painting you entered.

TOMAS said...

Dear Nancy Standlee,
Thank you for allowing me to glimpse at the beauty of watercolors It much higher my ability to put my emotions in human words. That's so not because my writing with the dictionary in hand, but because of ... the miracle - paper talks in watercolor and I enjoy the humble purity of your drawings - I just don't know what to say, but I wish to say my hearty thank you. Your blog shares your heart and I feel warmed myself. Thank you

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Linda Rupard said...

Nancy I love how much you can get on a small sketchbook page. Love your journal. Thanks for sharing.