Last year I did all three Strathmore Online Workshops – they’re free. On 1st January the first one for 2012 started – Doodles Unleashed with Traci Bautista. It’s a mixed media workshop with lots of interesting techniques. Traci uses a huge range of media, including our Australian made Matisse acrylics.
Rosemarie, my friend who owns Artwise, the Amazing Paper Shop had a sale last week and I had decided to choose one paper and use it to inspire a simple artist’s book. I went there last week and chose this avocado green spiral paper.
I got home and was thinking about the Strathmore course, and I decided to use those techniques to make the content for the book. Traci’s doodles are based on circles, but mine, like the paper are based on spirals.
I have some mixed media paper so I cut three long strips 8″ x 20″ and they will eventually be joined together in a concertina. This is only the first three steps, spraying with watercolour, spirals in acrylics, then a wash of Rose Madder.
Already the next step (coloured pencils) is almost done. I’m not following step by step, because I don’t want to use oil pastels, and I will decide after each step what is needed next. Watch my progress!.