The quote I used for my mixed media art journal page today makes a lot of sense to me. If things had gone the way I thought I wanted them to, nine years ago, I would not be making art today and I wouldn't be sharing my creative adventures with you either. Comfort Cottage would never have come to be. Things have a funny way of working out exactly the way they were meant to. As a person of strong faith, I believe God knew exactly what I needed.
Quote: When things fall apart, consider the possibilty that life knocked it down on purpose, not to bully you or punish you, but to prompt you to build something that better suits your personality and purpose. Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together. - Ritu Ghatourey
My page is my interpretation of an assignment from week three of Dion Dior's Mastering Twinks Workshop. I prepped the page with two coats of gesso and used watercolor pencils to do the intital drawing.
I based in the flowers with a variety of blues and violets from my Twinkling H2O collection.
Next I added the stems and leaves.
In order to make the flowers pop, the background needed a contrast of warm hues.
I completed the background sections, but used a cool violet in the lower right section to tie in with the flowers.
To add some visual texture to this section, I sprayed a fine mist of water on it while the paint was damp. If the paint is too wet, you won't get the effect.
I used a dip pen and Speedball Super Pigmented black ink to do the linework on the flowers, leaves and stems. I switched to a fine script liner brush and used the same ink for the linework seperating the sections.
Using Yarka pan watercolors and an angle shader brush, I shaded the sections of the background.
To accent the flowers, I added linework with a white Sakura Gelli Roll pen, size medium.
I wrote in the quote using a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen, size 08. I used a white Uniball Signo broad gel pen for the white dots.
Thank you so much for visiting with me! I hope your weekend was a restful one.
Until next time,