Thursday, February 5, 2015

Six more weeks

Oh boy, I'm neglecting this blog so bad! I was laid off late last year and started a new position early January so I've been making art and just posting on Instagram. I just got this blogspot app so hopefully it will make posting much more easy! I'm off today so I thought I'd try this out and make a blog post today. I'll be surprised if I get any comments as I'm sure I've lost a lot of followers due to my neglect! But today is a new day! :))
I got a pot of daffodils at Trader Joes and thought I'd try this on a journal page.  Going across the fold seemed easier and I need to use more of my journal space! I noticed that many of books have blank left hand pages! 
I like to use my phone's camera to check my values. It's a tool I use a lot! Gosh what did I do all those years ago?! LOL!
I painted in most of the page but it looked boring to me
So I added some more color throughout and around the edges, etc... this is what I ended up with-
I am pleased with this and tried not to overwork the paper around the pot. For me I'll go crazy with the shadows and creases and it'll take away from the simplicity of the flowers. And I really TRY not to overwork flowers. The paper in this journal is good quality drawing paper but def not watercolor paper so there aren't too many layers you can paint before the paper starts to degrade. Here are some other things I've been noodling around with, the past week or so. The weather is a recurring theme... LOL-



Have an awesome day! Hope it's warm where you are because it's coooold and windy here in NY!


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11 comments:

Pat said...

Welcome back! Your journal pages are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. -Pat

Fran Traina said...

Thank you Pat!! Good to be back)))

Carol said...

I don't have instagram so it's nice to see you back here!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Carol! It's good to be back!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh my goodness! Your daffodils are gorgeous. I love the idea of using the phone app!
xo

Joanna said...

Beautiful pages - good to have you back :)

Stacey Vadaj said...

love the colors. following on instagram too but this is more informative. hope all goes well with the new job!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Lynn! I'm gonna try to be better connected here at my blog)) thanks for being here)))

Fran Traina said...

Thank you Joanna!

Fran Traina said...

Thanks Stacey! That's just great and thanks so much for sending good wishes about my new job! Have a great day!

pauline said...

YAY!!!! SHE'S BAAAAACK!!!! so good to see you here again! Your artwork is still as awesome as ever. LOVE the purple snow day page & your lettering is incredible. Such a controlled hand. So good to hear from you Fran, and that you landed yourself another job. Wishing you a smooth transition and a bit of time on your hands to make more art. WELCOME BACK!!! xx