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Toto | Tornado {+ Announcement}

11x14" canvas, acrylic, neocolors

Some work in progress shots of a canvas in Golden fluid acrylics and neocolors. After playing with Golden heavy body acrylics in Nudge: Gray, I was still into the idea of working in grays. I'm letting this one sit for awhile until I decide what happens next... it doesn't seem finished.

After I painted much of it black, my daughter (8) asked if she could draw something on the page with neocolors. That's what is great about art journaling, you can really do anything to your page! She drew waves in blues and purples at the bottom of the canvas, going over in various shades. I thought it looked like waves on the night ocean, so I flipped the frame and went from there. Have you ever used Golden interference fluid acrylics? This was my first experiment with interference blue - it's almost clear on white and purplish blue on black. VERY COOL. It kind of looks like moonlight on the ocean.

That or a tornado is about to hit Dorothy + Toto. 

And the announcement... {drum roll}  ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm teaching an art journaling workshop! ♥ ♥ ♥

Dirty Footprints Studio is announcing a brand new 21 Secrets art journal workshop, with 21 artists teaching 21 workshops with video, instructions and Q&A chat. Registration begins Monday, March 14, 2011 and the self-guided workshops open Friday, April 1. More info coming soon.

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Reader Comments (5)

You are going to LOVE 21 Secrets! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the playground! Yay!

01.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPenney

Love the pools of white on your canvas.

Congratulations on 21 secrets! It sounds fantastic. Onwards and upwards :-)

01.31.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Penney, I am so psyched to take all of the 21 Secrets workshops this spring!!! I've got a bunch of ideas swirling around my mind, now to pick one and get rolling.

Sam, The pools of white are interesting against the interference blue and the blacks, the contrast is cool. Thanks for saying hello!


01.31.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

Congratulations on the art journaling class. That is very exciti8ng.

02.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Fab that you're doing the 21 secrets workshop. It sounds like a fun & useful course.

I like the layered effects & colours of this piece. I haven't tried the interference colours but they sound fun. I love the way children just create without inhibition & they can be a great inspiration.

Kat X

02.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatina Wright

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