Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Miro in my Art Journal

Yesterday I blogged about how my online classes have affected my vacation photography. Today, I'm posting a couple of pages from my art journals that were affected by my vacation.  In London, we saw a Joan Miro exhibit at the Tate Modern Museum, and I found it incredibly inspiring. His work is bold and political; so many of his canvases look like art journal pages. Plus, his overall style is easily adapted as elements in art journal pages. In the gift shop, I bought a book featuring many of the canvases in the exhibit and a very cool book (meant for children) called "Draw with . . . Joan Miro" by Ana Salvador.  I snapped it up and used it to do some sketches and complete a few art journal pages.  The one up top has a great quote from Miro which reads "A work is finished when there is nothing left that annoys me." It's a simple page, but I like it. 
I also made this page in my Smash Journal/Sketchbook featuring some Miro creatures.
Any Miro fans out there?

11 comments:

Amy said...

What I love about visiting you here Rinda, is the diversification of art you present. I am going to follow the links and admire - and what you have done in your journal looks fantastic!

helena said...

Love that quoteand the vibrant colours in your drawings

scrappyjacky said...

Love that quote,Rinda.....though for me it is often 'a work is finished when I no longer feel there's something missing'!!

Fiona said...

Great quote and a super page!

Sian said...

Inspiration is definitely the best kind of souvenir to bring home!

laurie said...

such fun characters you've created after your museum visit. it is refreshing to discover an artist and study his/her work.

jane said...

Love Miro. Saw some of his work at the Chicago Art Institute in JUne...amazing! Love your reflections to his art! jane

Gloria said...

Love your quote and of course the Miro creatures. You are a diversified person, a little of this, a little of that...oooh la la.:))) Have a great day, now go make tortilla. tee hee.

Melissa said...

I definitely like that quote & the colors you used with it! so vibrant

Ginger said...

Your journal page is beautiful Rinda! I looked at the link and it is not hard to be inspired by those prints!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I have found a kindred spirit! I love collage, sketching, painting and photography. Joan Miro is one of my favorite artists. Thank you for finding my blog and leaving your blog address. I'm now following you.

Regards, Mari
http://mariscamera.blogspot.com/