Sunday, September 23, 2007

Skinny book - more pages

There have been quite a few new pages for the skinny book swap - I am nearly done! This swap proved to be so much fun.

Trip to France

It is already a week since we returned from our short trip to l'Alsace. The weather was splendid, in fact so splendid that after having been to all expositions in St. Marie aux Mines we decided to let it go at that and instead the other day visited Ribeauville, Colmar and a beautiful Burg in the vicinity before heading home.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thank god for gesso!

This time when I started to make a new background it went horribly wrong. I had wanted to create a moody, mostly blue-green page, but both the colors and the way I tried to mix them were decidedly not what I had intended. I ended up with a background that was way too dark and much murkier than I liked. I rememberd just before I started fuming and tearing my hair out that I could make it undone - just squish some gesso ono the mess and bingo! you have a practically new page to start from. After that I mainly played with yellow and red and later on did a few dry brushstrokes with white before adding a little metallic touch. It was not what I had intended, however, I like the outcome quite a lot.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007