Saturday, June 02, 2012

Dabbling in the Studio...

There has been a lot of dabbling going on in the studio...just not much of anything finished except some journal pages. Recently I saw a picture of some art that looked was in an ad someplace and now I can't remember where. I tried it on a small scale...

The one I saw was a big picture hanging over a sofa but mine is only 8" x 10". It's ok but it needs something. Maybe different colors. Then I started on another bigger canvas with some bright colors...

I'm not sure where it's going 
but this is as far as I've gotten with it.

And then I did a journal spread today...

I like the colors...

and the designs...

It's mostly just a background right now. It needs something else. I'm having a difficult time getting back into the habit of creating. Plus the weather is heating up and that always changes things for me.

Tomorrow I'm taping several hours of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It must be my English heritage because I'm fascinated by her.


  1. I love the colours and patterns of that first pic! It is really gorgeous!

    I will be watching the queens jubillee over here too maybe tonite its on!

  2. You've been really productive lately.
    Your all over design looks great and that canvas is interesting too. I too like the colours of the spread abowe. Far too long since I made something in my journal. Perhaps it's about time to try.

  3. Happy Jubilee Weekend!!
    All your art is wonderful, I especially like the journal spread - lovely colours.

  4. Watching BBC America!!!! (Love the colors.)

  5. Long live the Queen!!! Looks like you are feeling very free spirited.
    Go for it, great start!!! Hugs, Mary

  6. Your first piece if really pretty, and I love your journal pages...beautiful backgrounds!

  7. Oh my, Janet... your have been busy!
    Just when I think, "I really like this piece of work." I see the next one, I like them all!!
    Wonderful artwork, keep them coming. :]

  8. Beautiful work you've been up to! I like the big canvas painting very cool!of douse those reds and designs are my kind of color....can't wait to see what you come up with!

  9. I love all three of those! I always get stuck on the "something else" part. I adore making backgrounds. I have notebooks full of backgrounds and no text or images.

  10. Hi Janet;
    Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. I am hopefully back now. I really like your paintings and I look forward to see what the finished journal pages will hold. Hope you are doing well.
    Hugs and blessings.

  11. Hi Janet, oh you have been busy! I love the paintings and I like the journal spread too! Just loving all those colors:))
    Fran T xo

  12. Dabbling is what I too have been doing. Sometimes it is fun and other times I feel like I am accomplishing nothing at all. Your beginnings look wonderful. I recognize that orange peach colors that I used recently. What fun.

  13. Hi Janet...I really like those journal pages you have done. I think your abstract piece is great!!! I have one started and don't know what else to do to it. I love british humor and drama...I also have English heritage on my mother's side. If you want a good English drama, get "Downton Abbey." It opens with the sinking of the Titantic... we are up to the 1920's now. We were watching it on Netflix but ended up buying Season One and Two...they are filming Season Three now. It's was first shown on PBS.

  14. I'm so bummed I miss the boat parade. But I did stay home from work to watch the procession and balcony thing. I just love it too.

    These are beautiful, Janet. Your work makes me smile!

  15. Very creative and fun! Happy Painting.


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