Saturday, May 14, 2011

Can't Resist Playing in Pilgrim

I enjoyed the crayon resist that I did for the May theme of The Sketchbook Challenge so much that I decided to try another. Putting white crayon down on white paper is not an easy task, so I had to keep it really simple. I painted over the crayon with watercolor and then added some marks with gouache.

You can really see the resist in this close up.

Working on a page of house shapes and then having a conversation with a friend about using tea bags in art led to this page. I guess you could call it a little tea house. The background was done with very loose watercolor and a large brush. I used some watered down white acrylic paint over that and then used a coffee stir stick to blow around more watercolor. I don't care how old you are...blowing paint around through a straw is FUN!

Here is another page in progress where I had fun with stencils.

Then I had fun with some fake writing.

Sometimes working in Pilgrim feels painfully slow. And other times, several pages will fill rather quickly...much to my surprise and delight. I like those times.

I hope you're having an enjoyable and productive weekend wherever you are!

1 comment:

lori vliegen said...

your pages fit in beautifully with all of the other pages you've done......they're all SPECTACULAR!! i absolutely love your little houses!! when you're finished with this book, can i send you one of my blank books......and you can work some of your magic on the pages.....?!! xox