How true is that…..the sky truly is the limit as we’re often more limited by our own hesitations/beliefs in ourselves than by anything around us. I’ve been busy creating so far this year and having so much fun in a couple of groups again. It seemed I really struggled last year finding a balance between creating art and my family. My word for 2016 is balance……but that’s a whole other post.
I was over at my art friend, Karen Burchill’s studio this evening and decided to work on my week 3 prompt for the Facebook group called, Journal 52. Week 4’s prompt is “Explore or Celebrate the full moon in your art journal”. I was looking through Pinterest and found a couple of quotes that resonated with me and finally narrowed it down to this one. I wanted to create a night scene with soft, fluffy clouds surrounding the moon. I used my acrylic paints and started with my Metallic Blue by Artist’s Loft mixed with a tiny bit of my Titanium White by Liqutex Basics and applied the paint to the page with my fingers. I then outlined the page with my Prussian Blue by Grumbacher.
I then blended it out further with more of the metallic Blue and Titanium White and started to add the ‘moon’ with the white paint.
I wasn’t very happy with the wispy feel so I came in with more of the three colors mixed and smoothed out the background a bit. I also added some wispy clouds using my fingers with a mixture of the metallic Blue and the Titanium White. I just ‘tapped’ my fingers on the page to create the ‘fluffs’ in the clouds using the white to highlight the ‘fluffs’. (Real technical, huh? LOL)
In consultation with Karen, she suggested I add yellow and that’s exactly what it needed! I added a mixture of the Titanium White with Naples Yellow Hue and filled in my white moon with my fingers. I also took the yellow out very faintly into the clouds to suggest a yellow moonlight highlight to the clouds. I then decided the moon needed a bit of shimmer, so I added a layer of Iridescent Medium by Artist’s Loft over the yellow.
Now it was time for the quote, which I handwrote myself using Karen’s Pocha pen (no idea if that’s what it’s called…..cause that doesn’t look right…..lol)?
I’m so please with this finished product! Off to post it to a few of the Facebook groups I’m in. Till next time friends and please feel free to comment (I love reading comments) and subscribe to get notifications when I post a new blog post!