Sunday, 29 September 2013

LIVE IN JOY ....

 

This is one of my simpler pages, but one I enjoyed making.  It began when I was looking at a book about Picasso, and I remember being amazed by his early work - and thinking, my goodness this bloke could REALLY draw!  I think he forgot that later on ....

The pensive lady in the bottom corner is from his blue period, and I think she's just lovely.  I was a bit down at the time so I think her generally fed up expression resonated with me.
So that was how this page got started  - with a Neocolour background in greens and blue, Picasso's miserable lady, and some dribbly shapes drawn at the top.  Don't ask me why they're there - at this stage I didn't have a clue what the page was going to be about, and it stayed like this for a few days.  Then somewhere I came across this quote and that was the point at which everything came together. 


And then of course, I had to fiddle about with it a bit - I couldn't just leave it obviously!  I coloured the icicles  at the top (well thats what they look like to me) with Promarkers - they work really well over Neocolours as long as the latter  aren't put on too thickly.   Most of the white doodling is my white Posca paint pen.
Still having a little bit of trouble living joyfully, but at least I'm succeeding some of the time.  Try it, it does work ... and its still a beautiful world out there, even when things get sticky in our own particular corner of it!




5 comments:

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Rosie,
I've enjoyed getting caught up on your latest journal pages. You have such a great style. Thank you for sharing.
Holly

viv said...

I so agree with you Rosie but some times it is a real effort to look for the joy - fortunately not often

Traceyr said...

Beautiful page. Thanks for the tip about using the neocolours thinly so you can use the pens over the top.

:)

Belladonna said...

Your art makes me amazed and thoughful...

Linda Vincent said...

I have to keep telling myself to look for the joy and beauty in the world.....every evening I go through all the things which have made me happy and for which I'm grateful for.
This is a lovely page Rosie...a perfect reminder.
xx