Thursday, October 21, 2010

Watercolor Vignettes from Ponet; a Peek inside my Watercolor Journal

Inspired by my blogger friend, Laure and her thoughts on using different formats, I thought I would share this page from my Provence, 2009 Watercolor Journal. 
Directions:  using artist tape, tape off some shapes on a watercolor page in your journal.  Paint a watercolor wash.  Here I used an analogous mix of yellows, greens and blues.  Draw in some little vignette drawings.  Then add some more color to increase the value in certain areas.  Pull off the tape and journal in the white areas. 
Be sure to check out Laure's wonderful painting of a Canadian Goose using a long format!

10 comments:

freebird said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and offering your hints about gouache. This page of yours it great. I think I will try that in my journal and see how it goes for me.

Laure Ferlita said...

Love the page, Jacqueline! Going to have to give this a go in my loooooong sketchbook!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks Freebird and Laure! I am looooonging to see what you will do next!

Teri C said...

Wonderful page and great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This looks like a fun thing to do. Thanks. I like those little vingnettes. It would really be nice to do in a travel journal.

Scrappy Cat said...

Lovely!! What a neat idea - I'll have to try that sometime. And thanks for your comment on my blog.

Claire M said...

What a fun page. I'm glad Laure pointed me over here!!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Teri, Lisa, Scrappy cat and Claire!
Thanks for your nice comments and let me know if you try this idea :)

~Suzanne~ said...

A friend just sent me your blog site...I love this "vignette" page from your journal..
I can't wait to see future posts.
I am a francophile, love W/C and being with fellow artists....so I will look for future classes in France.

Jacqueline said...

Suzanne, what a nice comment! Sounds like we have a lot in common. I still have room for 4 more people in my May trip to France. Join us!