Thursday, February 7, 2013

Paint-Over and Altered Book

It's been a long time since I've had time to post on my blog. This is the latest art that I've done. This was a two page layout in Stephanie's Altered Book on Country Music. We've loved Willie Nelson since we first married 42 years ago.  So this was a pleasure to do for her book. I found the picture of Willie and put tracing paper over it and drew him over the picture. I love his song, Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain and was surprised to learn that he did not write that one! I also loved journaling about his quitar. He says when the guitar goes, he goes! He also hid the guitar when he was having IRS problems.  I put a list of all the songs he has written in the book and the list is over 300 songs long! I'm a messy painter and got paint on Willie's face but I figure it's artistic and looks like blue tears. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I did a similar Paint-over for a swap with my online art group in December and found this picture again in a magazine. So I did it for me this time. I just love this starry-eyed couple and they look so in love! I love painting over magazine pictures with my watercolors and I'm going to teach this technique to my Altered Book Club this Saturday.

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

Interesting technique - I like the soft look.