Saturday, January 17, 2009

Art Journal Day 17--Yellow

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark"
When I look at the color yellow what comes to mind is hope and faith. This is such a hopeful quote by Tagore, don't you think? Everyday morning in a new morning to start fresh. Our "old failures" belong to yesterday, we have another chance to begin again, to try again.
The page was brushed with gesso, some of the watercolor paper showing through. Hansa yellow medium, Quin gold (I still have some left!) and yellow ochre were layered over the gesso once it had dried. The quote was lettered on next. Then I brushed on glue and applied gold leaf (not the real stuff), after it dried I brushed away the leaf that wasn't glued down and scrubbed it with a kitchen scrubber to scuff it up. Lettering was done with a brown Pitt pen.

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