If you have never really made a collage journal then Kelly Kilmer's class is a good one! I am trying to do a collage journal page in 15 minutes every day and here is the one I did at 11:00 last night. I couldn't let the day go by without slapping some scraps in a book.
And here is the next painting with the oils. I went to my class yesterday and painted my black and while value study. It was hard---very hard. Maybe I will blog it when I get the background
put in properly.I decided the get some canvas paper so I could practice without using all of my stretched canvases just in my practice. This painting is inspired from an artist I found on Daily Painters but unfortunately I can't find it again so I can give them credit for this reference photo but I will keep looking and add them to this post when I find them. I am not really sure what this artist used to apply the paint but I suspect it was a pallet knife so that is what I used in this painting. Pallet knives give that wonderful chunky look but you have to have a very light touch or you will end up with a smoochy mess. One stroke is about all you get. I won't you all of my smooshy messes. Again NFS--(not that you would want to buy it) but I am just making sure it is clear that these are all reference photos from artists that are an inspiration to me in my oil painting journey and it's all a learning tool for me at this point.