Friday, December 6, 2013

Art At The Speed of Life Lessons 1 & 2

Color Wheel
Mixed Media
Art Journal Page
by Cheryl Harris White

Still working out of the Art At the Speed of Life book by Pam Carriker.  The first two exercises created a two page spread at the beginning of the Handmade Art Journal.  I thought the color wheel in exercise 1 was fun.  I didn't have a coffee filter, so I used paper towel instead.  If I did this again, I would try it with a filter and attempt to show more of the red-violet and blue-violet on the wheel.  On exercise 2 I used art vocabulary words to fill each section of the page.  The paint is a mixture of acrylic, water and gel to retard the drying process.  On this page a black water color pencil was also used for shading, as well as permanent marker and white gel pen. I loved the effect of the water soluble pencil and will try more with this later.  I liked using the diluted paint.  It behaves a lot like water color off the brush allowing layers to be laid down on top of each other,  but the colors pop so much much more.  I must do more of this.

Lesson 1 - Color Wheeling
Lesson 2 - Colorful Language