Journal52: Prompt 02 – A Simple Place


I’ve joined a free year-long journal prompt group, Journal52, run by Chelle Stein.  My goal is to keep it quick and easy, no planning, no fretting, no criticizing, just exploration and fun.

This week I also decided that I’m going to use collaged pieces from the same songbook as a sort of unifying thread for each page.  That is kind of planning, but it goes toward keeping the pages quick and easy.  I’m also using the same alphabet stamp set to stamp the prompt.

Prompt 02 was ‘A Simple Place’.

And I really managed to keep it this week!

Immediately, I had a vision of a white house on a hill and an idea for a mixed media background.  With a make-up sponge, I daubed acrylic paint in titanium buff, cantaloupe, and burnt umber, applying it thickly in some places and less so in others.

I cut out the house shape from the songbook, and used Zinc White (it’s more transparent), Transparent Red Oxide and Payne’s Gray for the house.  I used an olive green for the hillside and foliage.  There was a patch of burnt umber on the right that vaguely suggested a barn. I used a mix of Transparent Red Oxide and Payne’s Gray to give it a little more shape and declared it done.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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