DLP Journal Pages - February

Memory, journal page, gallery juana, February 2015
Memory, journal page, February 23, 2015

“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.” ― Ludwig Wittgenstein

February 14th art challenge for the documented life project journal: "cover up good stuff"

wip one
wip two
The wip on the left (wip one) shows the pen drawing I completed on top of the gesso. I started out with drawing a stained glass window which morphed into doodling circles, squares and lines. Drawing all the circles and lines with sumi ink and a dip pen took me awhile and became its own meditation. I then added color with acrylic paints.

Once that was dry, I adhered some painted tissue paper to cover the entire page. The wip on the right, wip two, shows the page with the adhered tissue paper.

As it dried over a day's time, I kept going back to the page looking for inspiration on what to do next.

I wanted to keep the word, memory, which I'd left unpainted from the book's text, and interweave that word into the page's story.

top of journal page, detail

The underdrawing was still visible in some parts. I added random shapes with acrylics and my homemade stencils and built up the colors using the top layer of tissue paper as a guide.

Once I added the skeleton and face, the idea I wanted to convey about memory started to come into view. I redrew parts of the underdrawing and traced the shapes of the stenciled acylics. Lastly, I added color to the face and background with charcoal, colored pencils and acrylics.

I've got sunny days for the weekend in my part of the world and will be out and about by bicycle. Wishing everyone a good weekend!

joining Documented Life Project and sunday sketches

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