Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Having completed the 30 Day Art Challenge and shipped off eight miniature paintings to Cannon Beach Gallery for the 25th Annual Miniature Art Show, I decided to get back to the Sketchbook Project 2012.


In the time that transpired, the title page stuck to the inside cover. It was not salvageable :( It tore in several places. I ended up cutting the page out of the book and starting over. I still like my image idea, so I thought about re-creating it on watercolor paper and paste it into the sketchbook.

I was enjoying working with the water-based oil paints for the Art Challenge and thought I would try them on watercolor paper. Disaster! Needless to say, I began another sketch and returned to watercolor paints. I must admit, I did use the oils for the line of paint because they layer well.

Here is the second version of the title page. You will need to imagine a fold down the middle, but I will allow more time for it to dry having learned my lesson. Hopefully, it will glue into the sketchbook without any further challenges.


  1. hi Joanne, this is beautiful. i'm also participating in the sketchbook project 2012, looking forward to see your other works as well! cheer~ :)

  2. oh my, that does sound like an event. boo to art being a challenge, but sometimes it is. this looks wonderful.

  3. I'm doing the sketchbook project as well.
    I like this image and the movement!
    Look forward to seeing more of your entries.

    joining the sunday sketch hop.

  4. I am doing the sketchbook project too and had similar problems and pasted paper over the torn page. It is looking great!

  5. Awww...sorry to hear of the mishap, Joanne. Your second rendition is amazing and I LOVE the fingertip dip into the paint. I hope this one works out for you.

    Big hugs and sorry for the delay in visiting you. Wishing you a lovely week. :)