Friday, 18 November 2016

In the loris garden

Explorations with collage and paint.


'In the loris garden', collage and acrylics, 12 ins. by 12 ins., paper


Art journal page, 30 days of art journalling project on facebook


1. In the loris garden.

This painting started out by collaging gelli prints to white paper.
I then  looked for images in the patterns and discovered the little man on the left first of all.  He was actually facing the other way but I reversed him so that he would look into the painting.

After this, it was a case of painting and collaging until it looked reasonably OK.

I think of it as an exploration of art journalling techiques ....but used in paintings for hanging on the wall.

There's things I like and things I don't like about this one but all in all I will try more of these.

I discovered that using the brayer, or roller, really helps with adhering the deli paper to the paper surface.  In previous attempts, my collage had bumps and wrinkles which is OK for art journalling but not what I want for a wall painting.

Experimenting!



2. Art journal prompt: letter to younger self.  ( Allyson Bright's class).

The writing on my page says: 'You will get through this..and be stronger than before.'

It was about a particularly bad experience in my thirties which I thought at the time that I would never escape.  The letter was to be an encouragement to the younger self.  After I did this page, I slept for 12 hours!

Hope you are having a great week.

Bye for now....



Link:

paint party friday




15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful and colourful journaling, full of fantasy. Hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab art. Happy PPF

sirkkis said...

Magical, colourful art.
Happy PPF❤

Susan said...

You are my inspiration this week. I am timidly trying collage (but not really) Your work here is gorgeous! Happy PPF

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous combination of collage and imagery along with the vibrant colors! Happy PPF!

Sarah Leonard said...

Gorgeous journal pages - I really love the colours you've used <3

Christine said...

Beautiful pieces, thanks for sharing the background behind them!

Faye said...

Beautiful colors. Your journaling looks like lots of fun, June.

Azulparsnip said...

Wow, even before I read your details of the process of the Loris in the Garden the new depth was apparent.....a rich, integration is here....... I love hearing of your process. Thanks so much .

Jackie P Neal said...

Gorgeous June!! I would this "Loris garden" hanging in my home! ")
Such richness you create!
Jackie xo

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

June this is just magnificent! The colors are striking and the content....well just beautiful.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

wonderful work :) full of so much colour and emotions

riitta k said...

The second is so mystic / fabulous!

BLOGitse said...

These are strong and colorful.
Long sleep is goooood! Most of us don't sleep enough. I do. 7-8 hrs every night...

Abigail Davidson said...

Both pieces are full of color and expression -- wonderful!