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!