Friday, February 10, 2017

journal page

hello friday!

this week i started a collage series at a workshop 

held by kathy leader.  the prompts were to first use

three colors of acrylic paint, then to one, add collage, 

to another, use a complimentary color and the third,

do your choice.  here are my three.

this is how the center piece looks after i worked it. 

i can't wait to incorporate the other two pieces 

so that all three the piece can be hung together.

(the color on this single piece is more accurate)

i admire picasso's tenacity to work the same piece

over and over again until he liked it.    the norton 

simon museum in pasadena has a series of his 

lithographs that shows this process so on a 

clear day, i visited.  i must say that this is one of 

my favorite museums.   not only is it beautiful

but it is just the right size for a visit and i love the

impressionist selection.  this time, though, i only

had enough time to see the picasso exhibit.  

here are a few picture.  i will post more in the future. 

i am inspired by van gogh.

and could not miss this special exhibit of 

his bedroom borrowed from the chicago institute of art.

oh, the colors.  i wish you could see the  vibrancy !

i would love to hear who inspires you!!

i am posting today with paint party friday, 
a weekly online community of artists
hosted by eva and kristen.


  1. Ooooh, what oodles of goodness you are showing today, thnaks for sharing, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Picasso and Van Gogh, 2 artists rich in colors. I think I'll go visit a museum today :)

  3. I was especially taken with th sequence of bull drawings, how he pared his image down to a few shapes. Fascinating...

  4. I adore your art, Irene. There is always some mystic in nature paintings as now in your page. Three paintings are very beautiful in colours and portraits are awesome, most wonderful is van Gogh.
    Happy PPF ❤

  5. Your art work is beautiful. The museum visit looks wonderful and a reminder to me to visit my local gallery museum. I like Picasso's work too!

  6. Your art is stunning, I also love Van Gogh

  7. Wonderful post ~ love your first sketch ~ divine ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Weekend ~ ^_^

  8. love those painted,collage papers Irene. Thanks for sharing the beautiful art in the museum too. Happy PPF!

  9. Sounds like you had a great time in your class. I love your journal page.

  10. Looks interesting! I like what you did with the center piece.

  11. I love the mystic of your journal page...and then the grouping of paintings so cohesive!! Excellent post. Britto, and Tom the colours and black lines they use! Very inspirational for my tastes!

    Hugs Giggles

  12. The inspiration given to you and what you came up with is absolutely genius. I love it. The art museum was fun. . Starry Starry night comes to mind. . van gogh my fave. Blessings, Janet

  13. Oh how I love that top journal page, it is so beautiful! I very much need to make time to see the Van Gogh piece, I love his works...