This week I have been playing with background ideas and I painted some ombre backgrounds with a view to working on top of the pages. I have run into a problem though. I don’t want to cover the backgrounds.
This is one of my major art journaling issues, I can’t/won’t (delete as appropriate) layer pages. If I like how the page starts, I like to leave it. Maybe I will paint some more ombre base pages to work over so that I can keep the original pages. Or maybe I could work over half of each page.
One thing I did manage to do as planned was make up some colours and give them names. This was a prompt from last week’s Art 101 Season. I came up with an idea to gather colour inspiration as I watched the TV! As I watched Planet Earth II on BBC America I had my notebook with me and whenever I saw a colour I liked or a colour idea, I noted it down and wrote down the name which came from whatever was on the screen or in the narration. Thanks David Attenborough!
Now I have done this once, I am very keen to do it more while watching other shows.
I noted which watercolours I used for each palette mix, so that I can reproduce it when I need to.
Happy Thursday x