Saturday, December 10, 2016

Nothing is less real than realism...

"Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things." Georgia O'Keeffe

This journal page started by spraying the page with acrylic paint diluted with acrylic glazing medium in a mister bottle. Where the paint globbed on the page, I just blotted it with a paper towel. Aqua for the background, with patches of orange, magenta, and green gold.

I tried using an eye dropper to make the dark green lines. It did not work out well. Note to self: get a fine line bottle. 

I decided on using both ends of a chopstick to move the paint around.

The flowers were painted with a palette knife.

Conclusion: Sticks and sprays...

Paper towels and palette knives...

Result in a playful journal page.