Saturday, April 20, 2013

The creative process

This is a repost for Seths treasure hunt. I really decided I wanted to post one of my "how to's"
since that is one of my favorite things to see on others blogs. I love to see the creative process unfold. When I first began blogging it was my inspiration to go and try something new.SO go and try this and then let me know how it turned out!

The art journal page in process... go to my stash!

 
I start by adding the paint and my favorite paper scraps: First the page was gessoed then acrylic paints-then paper ephemera that I whitewash over. letting that dry I start my painted face.
 
 
 
 


Love my stabilo black pencil  and a good white wash!

adding color-using acrylics and watercolor crayons.

adding more color defining the eyes, adding stamping and a little aging with walnut ink

last stage,adjusting shading,color adding words-often at this stage I rework anything that stands out ...tearing paper off adding gesso..

the opposite page is where I journal my thoughts for the day..that leaves me with a finished art piece...that I can use later for reproduction and sale!

LOVE the sennelier brand of inks

and always have two or three pads of words..these are from Tim Holtz line.

Thanks so much for stopping in .......

9 comments:

Ellen said...

I have been following her progress. She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Lulabelle said...

Your work is so beautiful; it reminds me of one of my favorite artists, Kelly Rae Roberts! Thanks for the pictorial, it is great to slowly see the trasnformation taking place.

Desiree de Monye said...

Gorgeous art. Thank you for sharing her in stages. Very cool to see that.

Red Rose Alley said...

Love it, love it, and especially the saying on her. She is a beauty.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Gallery Juana said...

Love the kitties in the side bar! And thanks for posting the how to. I've been wanting to purchase inks so really appreciated the review.

Anna Schüler said...

I really love this idea of Seth.
Finding so many tresures...your work is beautiful

Carol Lee Beckx said...

I agree with Anna, this is a wonderful idea. Love meeting all you talented artists.

Maya Ariffin said...

Wow! Love your journal!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Hi Cathee, Just stopping by from Seth's Buried Treasure project and love your piece and the tutorial you are sharing. Gorgeous creation and it looks fantastic as the header for your blog. All your work is just wonderful and I am so pleased to have found your blog. I have become a follower through both Google and Bloglovin and will definitely be back for more.
:) Chris / CS Designs