Saturday, January 17, 2009

January's Journal Day 17 - Yellow

I've been having so much fun with today's color for the January Journal Challenge. I live in Kansas so I wanted to do something with a sunflower. Of course, sunshine came to mind too. A first has happened for me today. I actually painted on a canvas. I purchased a pack of canvas boards several months ago and even got some for Christmas from my dear hubby. (Isn't it nice when our other halves encourage our creativity?) I once helped my granddaughter paint a birthday picture for my daughter. She did most of the painting and applying stickers, it had to be from her I encouraged. I did help with a flower I think. It was so easy to encourage her to mess up that white pristine canvas and yet I had not been able to do it myself, until now. I wanted my painting to have texture like Misty's and to have some words like Jodi Ohl's and I wanted to include paint and stamps. I even tried stamping in gesso, I have never done that before. I was too afraid of ruining what few stamps I have. I guess I wanted it to look like someone else's..........
But you know what? It didn't turn out like Misty's or anyone else's, because it is mine. I am not completely finished with it as I need to add a sealer to it. I do have some on hand but wanted to give the paint and gel medium time to dry.
I think it is pretty good for a first attempt, and again Misty's challenge has helped me to grow and learn. For me that is what this month is all about......

Tomorrow's color is Pink and my niece is crazy about pink and I have no idea what to do yet. How about you?

Have a wonderful Sunday and if you are still in Brrrrr temps (Ours have gone up to the 40's, much better.) feel free to soak up some of my sunny picture. :-)

Tess

8 comments:

Tina said...

This is great. The sun is my favorite part. It radiates such warmth.

turquoise cro said...

O! I LOVE this, sooOOOOOoooOOO bright and sunny!! I want to get some canvas's too but I do have a few left! This artwork brightened my day!!! tee hee

Martha Lever said...

Very nice, Tess! It's so happy and warm. The background is great. Good for you---you just took a another step up the artistic ladder and tackled the dreaded blank canvas!!!

Tess said...

Thanks sooo much to all of you for your sweet comments. I am still in awe that I accomplished this task. I have applied a coat of sealant today and am letting it dry now. My husband commented, "You forgot to sign it.". Sign it, wow, I get to sign my painting? Just like an artist does. Hee Hee this is so much fun!

jetfuellines said...

I love this one. So inviting and warm.

jude said...

this one is nice. color! it is so grey here.

PCarriker said...

Such a warm, lovely page!

Terri said...

Thak you for your comment on my OWOH giveaway. I need to go to the eye doctor so I'm more of a look at the pictures for right now...too much reading hurts the ol' eyes. But when I cam upon this piece I just had to stop and let you know it spoked to me. I love everything about it!
Looking forward to getting my eyesight corrected becuse I love reading poetry...I used to write quite a bit of it.