Saturday, November 6, 2010

Turning Seasons

Turning Seasons
9” x 12”
acrylic on paper

Lately, I have been trying to use up paints bought when I was first learning about color. I bought some color theory books and some recommended tube and fluid acrylics. Since I didn’t complete color charts or delve into examples, many were never used or became favorites. Thus, I was surprised this week at the lovely orange resulting from Cadmium Yellow Light and Napathol Crimson.

Besides playing with paint, I have been making hand bound notebooks and journals for my soon-to-open Etsy store.

A good book about bookbinding is Gwen Diehn’s new “Real Life Journals: Designing & Using Handmade Books,” which I am reading now. She takes each individual’s need and use into consideration. What is your current favorite art or craft book?


  1. Good looking piece on paper...I like the colors and the fall depiction.
    My favorite book right now is called "acrylic Revolution"...lots of how-to on using!

  2. The colors look like there's real gold applied to it. Magnificent.

  3. Great colours and contrast! Looking so forward to seeing your handmade books! namaste Elis.

  4. Ah, yes; I’ve read “Acrylic Revolution” as well, Blue Sky Dreaming. Have fun on your blogging sabbatical and enjoy creating!

    Wow, I couldn’t see gold myself but can almost now you’ve pointed it out, Diana. I really like leaving some yellow in most paintings. Yellow symbolized hope to me.

    Thanks so much, Elis! So happy you are back in the blog-o-sphere as your creativity in both bookmaking and painting inspired me to begin a blog, too.