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3 Daily Journal Pages From This Week

I am currently taking Kate Johnson's "Keeping an Artist's Journal" on-line class, so I will probably upload daily journal pages more frequently to my blog because I need to also upload them to our class Flickr pool to share with Kate and my classmates.

Tueday:  Busy Day, so I sketched my lecturer at the New York Public Library Tuesday evening.  I did have paints with me, but felt very conspicuous the way the seats were set up.  I decided not to finish painting her as I experiment with different ways to compose my artist journal pages. 



Wednesday:  Melanie Testa and 3 other art buddies played with Melanie's method of tracing images from our journals, painting them, painting a background on WC paper in our journals, and then gluing the two layers together.  These were sea gull images from my summer vacation journal - and a link to the original journal image from my blog in June 2009.  Her method is described in an article she wrote in the May-June 2009 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.




Thursday: Two leaves I picked up from the sidewalk when walking home from nursery school with 4 of our grandchildren.  They were sketched and painted when I came home from babysitting last night.  I have no idea what kind of trees they are, but every autumn I find a few of these gorgeous patterned leaves on New York sidewalks!




Wonderful pages once again Shirley. I always learn so much from your postings, as well an enjoying your New York adventures. One day when when I have a spare moment I will try Melanie Testas art project

I really like the expression of your lecturer, very serene looking ^^
The gulls are fantastic! I like how they spread their wings, eventhough in real life they do make some really loud "painful" annoying noise... but they have certain grace in their flight.
Nice leaves! Totally could see why you had to pick them up.

Hi there, Shirley! I got very interested in knowing the online course you are doing. It seems really great and your work so var is very nice. Keep on sharing it with us!

Wonderful sketches and I especially enjoyed the gulls composition. I would love to find out more about that process. It sounds very creative.

Oh, I love these. The colors in the gulls and the leaves are great.

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