|9" x 6", watercolor and pencil in a hardcover Stillman and Birn Alpha series sketchbook|
Large chunks are exciting...
but the colors thrill me even more than the size of the pieces.
|See the little green heart-shaped piece?|
I can never decide which is my favorite - deep, rich cobalt blue or pale aqua. Oh, but I love the pinks and lavenders, too!
I picked out some of my favorite pieces to do this page in my travel journal.
The border was designed and painted first. I masked off the border area with painter's tape, so I would have nice straight edges, then painted a wavy line down the center. Additional lines were added to fill in the space, using colors from the sea glass scattered across my table.
Don't those wavy lines just make you feel like you're floating on the swells in the ocean?
Collection pages like this are fun to do, and I love how this one turned out. It has such a happy, beachy feel to it. Sometimes it all just comes together.
Have you ever painted a collection in your sketchbook?