Midnight in Paris
The heat in NYC was unbearable Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So even though we rarely go to the movies, my husband and I went to see Woody Allen's new movie "Midnight in Paris. It was great - especially the fabulous Paris scenes that started the minute it opened and didn't end until the final second! So many memories of our vacations there flooded into my mind and I came home wanting to do a Paris journal page.
Our last trip there was in February 2005 and I wasn't keeping travel sketchbooks then. I always wanted to draw the Eiffel Tower, but was almost paralyzed by the complexity of the construction in my photos. So I searched for Eiffel Tower drawings and actually found a tutorial - which was just perfect.
I decided to scan and print a Michelin Paris Guide map for the first layer, then absorbent ground to partially cover it, and finally ink and watercolor drawing/painting. This is a technique that I saw on Jane LaFazio's blog in 2010 and use periodically in my journals.