Sunday, January 15, 2012

Field full of flowers on a Sunday

 I think I finally figured out what art journalling is or rather what it is to me. It is a place or space where I can allow myself to experiment with no thought of producing anything for sale. A space for me to indulge :)
This here is my last piece for the Jane Davenport Supplies me class, which was really cool and educational. This journal page is one of those things where things went wrong, however I do like the flowers in the field.  The main problem I had was the woman's face. The background is acrylic and intially for some reason the colour pencil held on her body, dress and the dog but her face, while it looked great, looked like a spirit - it was translucent.  I was tempted to keep it but quite frankly it spooked me and so I gessoed over the face to give the pencil some more grip, which did happen but it lost the loose whimsical feel that was there in the face and the hair. Oh well c'est la vie.  Pop by Sophia's Sunday Sketches and see what other have been up to.
hugs

p.s yes the sheep still lives.

12 comments:

Heather said...

Good morning, Sounds like a great class...I love the image, though! so sweet! I could use a field of flowers today this cold weather is getting to me! :)
enjoy your Sunday!
xo

Carol L McKenna said...

Lovely ethereal work ~ Her face is just wonderful as is the flower background~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

Christine said...

What a cheerful sketch, just what we need in the dead of winter!

Chelsea said...

I like her!

hellopalz said...

So dreamy and beautiful! being a Piscean I'm very imaginative, this one kinda looks like one of my fantasy world, lol...

linda said...

Beautiful and calming. I think her face is lovely, it has a very dreamy look about it.

Tammie said...

I love the feeling of this piece. you have made me want to see the first face you created... this one is lovely too.
awesome that you have found what art journaling is for you.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This has a lovely feel to it and it sounds as though the class was great... I keep reading about people getting a lot out of it... glad to have found you through Sunday Sketches and look forward to visiting again soon...xx

Sophia said...

Gosh, I SO love your flowers here. Wow. How did you do those? :) Happy SS!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Thanks for your sweet comments :)

Sophia the flowers started off as random paint splotches which I then sort of formed into flowers with colour pencil.

Tracey Potter said...

Beautiful!

Catherine... said...

Hi Jehanne, so glad to hear about the lambs...that is really exciting. I like the way your girl turned out and lovely spring flowers... am off back to bed..still sick.. x