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