Week 24 – Use Book Paper or Text

This week, we are using old book paper or text for our challenge.  I decided to rip a page out of an old book and simply sketch a picture and paint!  Having just visited Amsterdam and spending an afternoon in the Van Gogh museum, I was inspired by the colors, lines and painterly style of Vincent.  Please know, that I would never attempt to compare my own work to Van Gogh!  I just felt moved to use my paintbrush and paints in a looser fashion and work on a painterly style.  The result is a little pathway strewn with weeds and wildflowers that pass by some old, quaint houses.

I can’t wait to see how you use your paper and text!

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    Love this Van Gogh inspired page! A work of art in its own right! You always inspire me!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      Thank you so much Patricia – I am inspired by my readers, that’s for sure!

  2. Mary W

    Painting loose is something I NEVER achieve no matter how hard I try. You take a visit to see Van Gogh and produce a great looseness. Not only do I wish I could do this, I wish I was walking down this path and smelling those colorful flowers!

    1. Lorraine Bell

      I struggle so much with that too Mary – I am always saying, "just one more stroke!"

    1. Lorraine Bell

      You are too sweet, Lori! Thankfully my life is not as tortured as his πŸ™‚

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    Love this. It reminds me of VanGogh too. I would love to be walking down that path. I adore using book pages, and can’t wait to do this week’s challenge.

  4. Barbara Martinke

    Beautiful, charming…a happy picture. It’s sweet and sincere.
    Thank you.

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    Love this and how it just emerged from the book print!

  6. Roben-Marie Smith

    Beautiful and I really like how you showed a peek to how you did it! πŸ™‚

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