Friday, 29 March 2013

A Journal Week



This week has been busy for me and I haven’t had much time for painting my large portrait of my friend.  Hopefully, I will get time this holiday weekend and I will be able to finish it next week for PPF.  However, I have been able to do some journal pieces this week.



I used gouache for this page.  I love it as it has more body than pure watercolour.  I read that quote in a book of quotes about ‘tranquility’ I am reading and thought it wonderful and suited my rather quizzical girl!

One of the reasons I have been busy is that I did a guest post for Julie Balzer’s  Art Journal Every Day for this weekend.  Click here to view.  She wanted me to write about my experience doing the 29 FACES CHALLENGE.

Earlier in the week I managed to get out and do these two water colours in my watercolour journal.  I love trees and there was a time when they appeared in nearly every painting I did.  I have realized that I have not painted any for a long time.  I have had a painting in my head for a long time and I think it is time to let it out.  So,I think it will be the next painting I do after I finish my friend’s portrait.



The last bit of art for today is a journal page I have been working on for a while.  I think I need to do something about the text.  The text doesn’t show up very well when scanned.  Perhaps if I put a dark lined around the edges?  The text should read “Home is where my heart is.”  So that is my week.  


Have a great Easter Holiday every one!

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36 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been busy! I really love that first journal page. On the last page, I'd definitely say outline and maybe even add some shading around those letters to create some contrast and help them stand out a little more. It's an absolutely gorgeous page. I love your colors!!

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  2. lovely work Sharon and Happy Easter!

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  3. There's not much time for painting trees when you take the 29 faces challenge!! :) I love the paintings you have done, especially the colours in the first of your tree paintings. Great quote on your quizzical girl :)

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  4. Great journal pages! I love the bright colors in your lady and I was able to read the text on the last one just fine but maybe outlining them will help them jump off the page a bit more.

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  5. Hi Sharon!
    :-) I love your lazy woman! (she could be me ;-))
    I cannot open the link to Julie Balzer's blog, but I know how to find her!
    Your tree water colours are light and beautiful and the journal page with the quote is really the favorite Sharon style art, though the letters are disturbing me in the view on your beautiful colors and lines, meaning that I love what is behind the letters!!! But the quote is beautiful in itself!

    Happy PPF and happy Easter,

    Ilona

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    1. I haven't put the link in yet as it is not posted til tomorrow. Sorry.

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  6. Lovely work, and I love the quote on your gouache girl! Valerie

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  7. Those journalpages are really wonderful. I tried the link too, doesn't work but it doesn't matter, I'm subscribed to Julie's blog so I'll get it in my mail tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing it! I found that letters really pop when you give them a shadowline.

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  8. Love that multicolored face, very interesting! Beautiful watercolor landscapes, so free and vibrant, great colors! <3

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  9. Hello, read about you in the blog of Julie Fei Fan Balzar! Love your work.

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  10. Am loving your gouache girl, such exciting colours. Also love your watercolourings and journal page. All terrific work. Congratulations on your guest spot Sharon.
    Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I love your last journal piece, some dark round the edges sounds good to set it off more, such lovely colors in that one, I like your other pieces too, great to visit you here, happy Easter week-end! xx

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  12. Hi Sharon, Congratulations on your guest spot on Julie's Blog! Love everything you've done, especially the painting of your sister's granddaughter. I have several of them. I may have try drawing them....great idea! Congrats, again!

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  13. I have come over to your blog via Julie's blog. I do love your art and will certainly return.
    By the way, your "click here" for Julie's blog does not click. Is it just stupid me, or is the link really missing?

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  14. Oh, alright, the link topic has already been dealt with. I wrote my comment before reading the others.

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  15. Oh my gosh Sharon! This look all as light as fresh wind feeling in my hair...
    I appreciate your colors and designs Sharon!


    xxx
    Susi
    from
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

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  16. I love that quote. Lovely paintings and Happy Easter. I'd like to try focussing just on the colours as you do in those trees. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Hi Sharon. I found you through the Julie guestpost and thought to come over to take a look at your blog and say HI! Have a happy Easter!

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  18. in love with that quote and the colors on your portrait! Awesome! Happy PPF and Happy Easter Sharon!

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  19. wonderful paintings Sharon-and congrats on your guest posting at AJED-really fantastic!! Happy PPF too!

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  20. Oh Sharon, what beautiful work! I love those violet eyes and the colors in that portrait. And your other art is joyful and fun as well. Happy Easter!

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  21. very lovely and colorful watercolors...they look spontaneous and free! happy holiday weekend and PPF!

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  22. That quote is awesome!! Love the paintings too. I really like the way you use color.

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  23. Haha the first one made me rolling over floor :))) and the painting it stunning! Its my favorite of all!! xox Conny

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  24. Sorry about the link, time differences led to my delay in adding it.

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  25. yes, really digging the quote esp. today as I am doing this and no work LOL!! Love your pieces, they are so loose and lovely!

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  26. Beautiful as always my dear!! I loved your interview and getting to know you better!! What a creative life you've made!! Good for you!! I knew you were way more than you ever expressed!! I love your style so much you inspire me!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. how beautiful...just discovered you blog and, through Julie Fei-Fan. You inspire me and give me hope!...Love your colors and faces and trees!

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  29. Hey, it was really interesting to read your guest-post! I didn't know you only started last year! Great work you did! How do you make those really fine lines on your homemade stamps? I love them!

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    1. I use blocks of wood and glue thick cotton randomly or in grids or whatever pattern I want. It has to be pva as it makes the cotton hard, I use wool or strands of it for thicker lines. When I add them to my work I use a roller and ink the block so that the raised surface only has the paint. Sometimes I use a lead pencil on the edges to give a 3D look.

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    2. Thanks so much for explaining Sharon! have to try this out now ;-)

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  30. Thanks for sharing about your stamps. I love that girl and the quote is wonderful. HPPF

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  31. You've been busy, Sharon, and I like them all. I especially love the free spirit of your watercolors. Have a blessed day!

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  32. Love it all, and specially the quote about laziness. I will remember it. Happy PPF.

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  33. Wonderful pages Sharon! I really love the first. Great quote.

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