|Napkin, gouache, paper, gesso|
I've been including a mix of things there but mostly collage and paint -- gouache and fluid acrylic with a bit of watercolor pencil thrown in.
|Gouache, india ink|
I think one of my big challenges -- in addition to working on drawing skills -- is finding my own style. It's rather elusive, but then I suspect I need to draw more before the style emerges.
|Gouache, watercolor pencil, washi tape, Pitt pen|
On occasion I'll work with a favorite photo. Here's the original photo, which was taken from my friend Jerry's fifth floor Paris apartment, overlooking the roofs of his courtyard.
Here is my version. Not ready for prime time but a noble effort.
Lately I've been taking to doing a collage on one side of the page...
|Napkin (birds and flowers at bottom), paper, words, gesso, gouache|
Then drawing and/or painting a more-or-less mirror image on the other side of the spread.
These are kind of fun -- a good stretch and fun working with the paints. The results are mixed to be sure, but I enjoy it.
And sometimes, just pages, picking up whatever I have at hand.
|Napkin (bird, flowers) acrylic, papers, mica, words, stamp embellishment|
It's practice. That's what I keep telling myself.
|Paper, pen, napkin (bird), mica, sygma white pen, Golden acrylic|
And while practice might not make perfect in all cases, it should make it better over time!