I've been working on Andrea of Falling Ladies sketchbook this week and I based my design on several themes. I wanted to do something that acknowledged Independence Day without being too cliche- so I decided to use stars. Also, Andrea is famous for her wonderful paintings of falling ladies and I wanted to do something that was a nod to her, and her style. SO after playing around with various words and quotes and sketches, I came across the words "Cloudy with a Chance of Stars"...and everything fell into place after that- or so I thought!
this is the background of my central spread- and I never had a problem with it....
my plan had been to do a painting of two women flying with umbrella scanning agross the page with a fold out of the canvas....and I was happy with the painting; just not with the background AND the painting together- they clashed and fought!
the colors just refused to work together!
I also had the Inspiration Avenue challenge to contend with- the theme was Picasso and I do like this painting with the background!
I'm not finished installing it- I'm planning to glue it in as a pop up- which I think will be really cool!
but what about the first painting?
since I'm never one for throwing things away, I've already cut up the painting and am planning to use it for my other two pages along with my description of what I did and why.
more on that later :)
Be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday- there are always so many wonderful artists to visit!
Happy Paint Party Friday!