This is an homage to Charles Rennie McIntosh, one of my favorite artists. It started as a mandala that reminded me of the famous McIntosh rose. I had the green background painted on a journal page, so I added the stem and used the rest of the page to practice a bit of Nouveau calligraphy.
I'm taking an online class from Jane Davies right now as part of my intent to improve my composition skills. I'm really enjoying it and wish I could spend more time at it. Which one of Murphy's Laws is it that says as soon as you commit to something fun, work intensifies? Anyway, this is a mini cruciform study, probably my favorite of the six 4x4s I did. You can see them all here
Journal page with a Daniel Torrente stamp and Dyan Reaveley Say It How It Is stamp. All the same as the previous page but some washi tape and watercolor crayons over, and a bit of journaling. Can't get a great photo but the colors are close.
I love Daniel Torrente's designs for Stampotique Originals. I also love Dyan Reaveley's Say It How It Is stamps. I combined two in this journal page with a gesso-through-stencil base under Dylusions inks. I probably need something else in the foreground here but I don't know what it is yet. 😉
It's looking more like a creepy fall day out there than a day in mid-March. I love fog, especially out through the trees by the river. Note to self: more creepy trees in artwork!