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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hawaii Watercolor Journal


For our two weeks in Hawaii, I brought along a little handmade journal that I had purchased last year at ArtFest. The journal is only 5x7, so very compact and easy for travel. I brought along an assortment of watercolors, a medium I haven't used very much.



At first I thought I would use the journal for visual journaling like I've done in other journals using acrylic paint. I did the first couple of pages this way . . .


. . . but then decided I wanted to experiment more extravagantly with the watercolors. So I abandoned plans for words and ephemera in my journal, and just had fun with a variety of watercolors and a spray bottle of water. Here's a sampling of what I created over the past couple of weeks.










5 comments:

shelby said...

Love your pages! I love spraying ink and can't wait to experiment more with watercolors now! You always inspire!

stephanie brockway said...

Oh stop being such a brillant painter! lol. these are all such successful paintings... Watercolors are a perfect medium for hawaii, (that was my medium when I lived there). The sunlight is agreeing with you two...think we lost you two, to the sun and sea.

lynda Howells said...

love these..especially the last pagex lynda

Anonymous said...

Wow-love the brilliant colors and all the movement! stunning Watercolors!

Bobbie said...

Your pages are wonderful!!! Plus getting to meet two new women and obviously making there day!!