I am working in a new wonderful little journal that Lori made for me (just cause she is a sweetie pie friend) and she stitched it with a coptic stitch which she said she will teach me to do. YAY! I am trying to spend 15 minutes or less on the journal page but actually I get caught up in it and usually it takes longer but I'm not timing myself. This page has my very favorite painting, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring," by Johannes Vermeer
This painting I did is inspired by Hall Grote ll from Daily Painters and the exercise for me today was to paint draped cloth. Remind me to never do that again! Well, never say never but folds are hard to paint so I think for now maybe I will just avoid them. I do like to put my spin on the paintings with some stamps and punchanella in the background. It is very subtle. This one is my least favorite of all because the folds look a bit contrived and hokey but it was a good exercise and I learned alot---alot about what I don't want to paint!! This is on a 5 x 7 panel and again of course, I will not set these since it is an inspired piece from another artist.