Angel with dove art journal page

Posted: March 9, 2012 in art journal, photography
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I took this picture of an angel holding a dove at a cemetery in Brooksville, FL. The statue was unique in my collection. I’ve been shooting graveyard images for 15+ years, all over the southeast US. The image was Photoshopped and the height of the statue gives it a kind of wonky orientation on the page (the statue was about 3 1/2-4′ tall). I printed the photo on regular copy paper and placed it on an otherwise prepared page. It looks like I used either pan watercolors or pan gouache to color the image. This page is in my altered map journal but has no journaling on it besides the “The bird leaves no trail” saying. I  doubt that anything more will be done to this page in the future, I like it the way it is right now.

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Comments
  1. Deb C says:

    So pretty. Viewing your blog has become a source of stress relief at work for me. I shall be your stalker, continuing my vicarious art life through you. xoxo

  2. megan noel says:

    beautiful statue!
    what brand of watercolors and gouache do you prefer?

    • crickyn says:

      thanks, she is a gem. i am not picky about watercolors, even use a dollar store set frequently in my journal, but the only gouache i have is a 24 pan set of Pelikan brand. I’m sure there are much finer paints to use in both types but my skill level doesn’t require the expensive stuff. I mostly just perform washes over toner images, that sort of thing. The Pelikan set has some great colors in it, and I prefer gouache over watercolor.

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