Monday, January 2, 2012

Art Journaling

I have started the new free Strathmore online workshop with gusto.  Let's just hope I can keep up with it!  I have never done such an online course, so I am excited to explore a new way of learning and interacting with the art community.  Seems to be a running theme right now with me!

Anyway, I decided to share my first painting.  I guess that is what you would call it.  I did not have much of what was needed for the class, but I vowed to work from my stash instead of running out and getting more stuff.


I took many ideas and principals from the video, but used many different mediums.  For instance I used water based paints and stains to start out.  I also used my new Pan Pastels, which are what gives this piece it's hazy appearance and unites the look.  You can't really tell in the photos, but I used a lot of items that are glittery.  I had picked up some glitter markers from Martha Stewart that I used, Glimmer Mists add a sparkle as did a silver leafing pen.  I loved the teacher's idea of using a correction marker from the office supply store. While I did not have one on hand, I improvised a bit with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I am looking forward to sharing more artful doodling!




  1. I watched Traci's class video yesterday but haven't begun my painting yet. Yours is equally, if not more, beautiful!!! Bravo!!!

  2. What a gorgeous piece - I love the colour scheme!

  3. WOW Rhea!! This is so beautiful and electrifying!! Love the way the flowers connect like gears!!

  4. I look forward to seeing what you do in this class. Your first painting looks great.

  5. I totally forgot I was even signed up for that workshop! I thought there would be a reminder mail from Strathmore, so thanks for reminding me!


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