Doodle Play, Coloring and Encaustics

I was doodling in my art journal on Wednesday.  I decided to add color with color pencils:

Doodles in art journal June 3rd

There is something calming and satisfying about coloring.

Rebecca at The Painted Pear, recently posted some of her ADORABLE giraffe drawings to print and color.  I plan on coloring them!  You can find them here at this link.

As I was coloring my doodles, I discovered that I could cover some of them with my transparent gelli prints and still see some of the doodle underneath.  Can you find them in my drawing?

I was playing with a circle stencil to create my doodles.  This was a new adventure for me.

Speaking of adventures, last year I took an online class that was an introduction to painting with encaustics – taught by Stephanie Hargrave, (hosted by Carla Sonheim).

Transparent & Color Mixing - Green I did myself

Encaustics is painting with wax.  The above piece I created with a torch and many layers of wax.

It requires good ventilation so I only do it when I can open a window during the summer.

Lesson 8

You can do quite a lot with this medium.  Such as add paper, drawings, old photos, thread, carve it and many other techniques.

I was very excited to learn that Stephanie was going to be teaching another class that starts this month on June 23.  If you’d like to see what I will be learning, you can click on this link.

Maybe I will include some of my doodles in my encaustic paintings!  🙂

Happy Coloring!

14 responses to “Doodle Play, Coloring and Encaustics

  1. Interesting technique. I love the drawings on your journal page. Hope you are feeling better than a giant slug today! 🙂 Happy Friday!

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  2. You never outgrow coloring! I have to smile when I see my daughter and her college friends coloring at the kitchen table. Occasionally they still break out the play dough! 🙂

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  3. Jill, all three of these pieces are gorgeous!!! Love the first and last in particular. Man!! You’re a person who elevates a doodle to an art form. Seriously! So creative and detailed, and your colors work so well together. You have a terrific color sense! I really admire your work here; I’d have a v difficult time trying to do any of these. I always thought I had a good color sense til I started to try free form coloring. I hope your energy comes back soon and that you can get some sleep. I know how you feel, for sure. :)) Take care, my friend. 💜💛💜

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    • Funny, I wasn’t really liking the color all that well when I was doing it. Not my usual colors. But then when I came back to it later, it looked better. LOL! I love taking art classes – especially online! Always fun to learn something new. Thanks for your nice comments, Laura! Happy Friday! 😊

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  4. I love your doodled journal entry…illustrated journal entries are always special! Thanks for the link love….I hope you sit and “color” in a giraffe page some rainy day and show me!! Encaustic technique has always been fascinating!

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  5. I adore encaustic paintings and so glad to see someone experimenting with it -a great inspiration to learn a new technique. They have a whole set of encaustics by Arthur Dove at the MFA Boston which is amazing. I’ll have to look into taking the introduction class – thanks for the link!

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  6. Really beautifully done…love the detailed line and pattern. The color accents make it.

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