Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday Inspiration

I've been working on art journal pages inspired by my photography.  You can see a one here and one at the end of today's post.  Today, since its Sunday, I'm sharing this page based on another photograph.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I laid down white paint in the shape of the angel and then went in to add the outline with black paint and sharpie marker. It's similar to the process for making faces starting with either watercolor or acrylic "face blobs" that I learned in Carla's 101 Faces Class.  Here's the inspiration photo:
The only element I drew out of it was the angel. I love the shape of the angel, as well as its symbolism and personal connection (my late mother made it for me).  So, it felt right in this page reflecting on the value of a religious upbringing.  I'm definitely feeling much more confident these days with my drawing and painting.  The various classes are really starting to pay off. 
P.S. To answer my challenge from yesterday, the art journal page was actually based on the photograph of the bicyclists in the Cambridge alley.  When I went to complete the page, the background and sun/moon face were already on the page.  In looking to complete it,  I drew on the sense of scale, the sky and sense of movement in the photograph.
Can you see the connection between the journal page and the photograph?

10 comments:

Karen said...

You really have such a talent for art pages. I really like the angel one and the colours of the second one are lovely.

Margi said...

Absolutely love how you represented your Angel. Love your work Rinda.

Sian said...

It's a pleasure to watch the progression in what you are doing with your art pages

debs14 said...

The angel is so lovely Rinda. You have a real talent for art pages.

scrappyjacky said...

A great page,Rinda....I love your colour choices.

Mary B said...

Well I think we all got it wrong lol but I do like it and still think the yellow splashes look like the daffs in the first photo
today's art is great love how you did your little angel

Amy said...

Well, I was way out!

Karen said...

The angel is beautiful, and you did such a fine job of painting it. I'm always impressed with your drawings!

Carola Bartz said...

Your art journal pages are very meaningful, and beautiful as well. The angel is so special - both the "real" one as the one that you painted. How precious to have something like that from your mother. These are the things we keep close to us.

Like you, I feel more confident in painting and drawing - I'm more daring as well which is good. It's fun to take risks and see what comes out of it.

Denise said...

Your art journal pages always mean something, the angel is gorgeous,it blends in so well with the background - yet stands out too.Lovely stuff Rinda.