A page from my sketchbook journal, using colored pencils and watercolor wash.
After working on some collage pieces, I had a section of a transparency left over – the top of a woman’s head. I pasted it to a piece of watercolor paper then painted in a face to complete the head. The word “vernis” was stamped on using an old metal French stamp I had gotten at a flea market. Just a silly, but fun, exercise.
I’ve been loving using just a pencil lately, just drawing whatever I see or think of. It’s great practice. I used to be afraid of a blank page, of making mistakes, not getting it right. But that’s what a sketchbook is for! Once I got over myself, not worrying so much about results, it was a bit liberating-I loosened up. Well, here are some pages from my latest book. The color is from watercolor pencils, another favorite.