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“Find a face” # 13, art journal page. Monochromatic portrait.

I used grey gesso to prep the page. Painted the face with acrylic paint: Raw umber (white was added for variety of values). I like Crimson red color for the contrast. Related Images:

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“Find a face” # 12, art journal page.

Background was collaged first with torn paper , then painted, stamped, stenciled. Portrait is painted with acrylics.   Related Images:

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“Find a face” #9. Abstract portrait.

Portrait#9 in my Art journal for today (Project for a month “Find a face”) is actually mixed media acrylic painting. Page was primed with toned gesso (I mixed gesso and green acrylic paint). There were some random spots of green and black paint … Continue reading

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“Relic” -Art journal page for “Find a face ” project.

I am creating a page every day with painted/drawn face (portrait) only for a week now and already feel some accomplishment. I am still experimenting with colors (palette) for portrait painting, but had good exercise in drawing human had and … Continue reading

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“Find a face” June 3d.

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“She” -woman figure/poses sketches Art journal page 43.

If you read some of my older posts, you know that my current Art journal is a Junk journal. Pages are made from “whatever” I could paint on. This page is inspired by my youngest son’s handwriting (when he was in … Continue reading

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Picasso people. Art journal spread ( pages 30-31) and paper Art dolls characters.

Once I had to create paper Art dolls for the SWAP at atcsforall.com. Art doll are created as collectables. They all are original , unique. I had never made Art dolls before. The theme was “Picasso people”. Without any hesitation … Continue reading

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Art journal page 20.”Wind”

This page was created as a quick sketch of a lake shore landscape. It is an acrylic painting of the windy autumn day. The Afghan Proverb is perfect for the illustration:”A tree does not move unless there is wind”. The … Continue reading

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Art journal page spread (page 17-18):Color palette and theme challenge at the ning.com

Art journal page spread “Golden age”. These are pages 17-18 in my Art journal. It’s a mixed media collage. The journaling part is folded and hidden under the altered paper clip on the left top corner of the page. Related Images:

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Page 16. Realistic landscape.

Sometimes I use my Art journal as a sketch book for practicing, choosing color palette and composition for my future painting on a larger canvas. Here is a page with the quick sketch of Yellowstone waterfall. It is an acrylic … Continue reading

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