Wednesday, 25 January 2017

What we see depends mainly on what we look for ....

Hello my arty-farty friends out there,

Hope you're all having a brilliant week and squeezing in some creative time!

For week 3 of Wanderlust, we had a lesson with the wonderful Wilna Furstenburg. It is so inspiring to watch Wilna work and I could listen to her all day.

Here's how my journal page turned out ...


... I kind of want to go in and add some darkness and depth, but talked myself out of it. The colours make my heart happy and I love the quote by John Lubbock ...

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

Wilna showed us how to make an inky sketch with a paintbrush ...


... then add colour with acrylic inks and paints ...


... allowing some drippage (which I got a bit carried away with as I was enjoying it!). She had the brilliant idea of scanning her work at various stages, to be printed out and used to create futher journal pages. Genius!! 

Normally I don't enjoy painting flowers, but I really enjoyed this lesson :o) 

Thanks for checking out my blog today, see you again soon. 

Annie xxx

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Lovely pages! I'd almost be brave enough to try that sketching and I don't draw a good stick figure LOL. Creative Blessings on your journaling process. Kelly

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This is lovely Annie and that quote is very thought provoking! I got so bogged down with my portraits that I didn't even watch this lesson properly. I'll have to come back to it at some point!

Helen Wallace said...

Wow - I just love the result you achieved here Annie. The deep blue at the back and the riot of colour with the flowers - the dripping looks wonderful IMHO. But the quote! The quote whilst at first, it seems insignificant, really steals the show for me. A timely life lesson, sorely needed right now. TFS

Lizzy Hill said...

WOW! A sensational page. Tell me, is there anything that you can't paint or create? I am floored. Love the drips, best of all, I think. Cos they're so random!!!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Wilna is one of my favourite artists and I have done a few of he classes. I love how her accent has adopted the Canadian bits... but she remains South African through and through. She has such a lovely easy style and you have it too so this was a match made in heaven. A lovely AJ page and I love the drips.