Sunday, November 25, 2018

Lisa being Exotic in Janie's journal!

Great theme that Janie picked, but what to do...!  I thought about it for a while, then decided that what 'Exotic' had always meant to me, was exotic places.  

For me, this brought to mind dusty marketplaces with a myriad of little lane ways, filled with old trinkets, bags of spices, and bolts of brightly coloured material - the medinas of Marrakesh in Morocco.

So I trawled through Pinterest looking for inspiration.  And the things that popped out for me, weren't market pics at all, but doors!  So I had to change my idea and go with this instead!

I didn't take any progress pics.  Janie's journal is very long, and it took a while to decide on how to best use it.  All of the pics I wanted to use were portrait, not landscape, so didn't really fit well!

In the end I opted to do four different scenes across the double page, and I like how it turned out.  I gessoed the pages, drew my scenes in pencil, outlined them in waterproof pen, then painted with watercolour.  I recently bought a new Koh-I-Noor round 6 palette called Summer Collection, and the bright colours were perfect for this!

So here are the four panels:

And the whole spread:

Hope you like it Janie; I had fun painting loosely with these bright colours!

Cheers, Lisa


  1. oh Lisa, what a fantastic idea and I love it. I enjoyed your explanatory notes too describing how you came about creating it and the process too. Thank you so much; I can hardly wait until I see it in real life 😊

    1. So glad you like it Janie! The whole journal looks so lush. It will be home soon! 😊

  2. Lisa that is so beautiful. The colours are delish!

    1. Thanks Pam, I love these new colours and will try to use them more often!

  3. Gorgeous work Lisa. I love your interpretation of this theme and great blogging :)

  4. Gorgeous pages Lisa :D The colours are beautiful and your artwork is amazing!


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