Friday, August 13, 2010

~Art Journal Challenge Blog~ My Gesso Entry~

~Art Journal Challenge Blog~ My Gesso Entry~
Our Challenge this week was to use Gesso and make a textured background using Gesso. Here's the start of my background. I used Gesso and Burnt Umber to try and show detail of my texture.
I then added some more texture with papers and such. Adding different colors such as Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and more Gesso. I stopped here because I could see images in the background. And for those who are new to reading me. I've always found images in things I look at. Anything from clouds to ceilings I find some sort of images. This has always been my way and I am drawn to this type of creating.

I then outlined my images to bring them forth for others to see. Granted I am happy with how the images turned out right now. I'm not sure I want to paint them in as I usually do. I like how the texture shows in each of my images. Believe it or not this picture is way outta my league because it seems sort of Prehistoric type picture. I'm far from a fan of Prehistoric anything. lol Like I said I have no control over what images jump out at me.
I do enjoy doing these challenges each week. Ok, it's only our second challenge but hey! it's fun! Why not stop by and see Ky at the link above and join in on the fun with me?
If I decide to change my mind and do more with my image I'll post an update on it for ya to see.
If ya happen to join in the Challenges tell Ky Poe sentcha!


Anonymous said...

hi, just found your blog.

what a gorgeous page! LOVE the paper texture. i was looking at that photo and thought... oh, i see a phoenix. :)


Bonnie in SC said...

Wow Poe. I'm speechless. You have a very keen eye. I would have never seen those birds if you hadn't pointed them out. :) Awesome.

Rebecca said...

So cool! I love how you made the extra dimension, and then drew what you saw (I think the lower one definitely looks like a phoenix)

Jamie Lynn said...

I love all of it, texture, color and the images


Scrapacat said...

Oh wow, Poe!! WOW! I love this page - so much yummy texture and all the critters who decided to show up for you. It's truly lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge!

Hugs! ~ky

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judipatootie said...

Hi again.. i posted to the wrong blog about a new baby, sorry!!
Dont you love gesso? Its one of the best art products.
I'm participating in Connies 30 Journals in 30 Days, come visit please

hugs, judi parker