Feeling that I needed a boost in the idea of doing an art journal, I signed up for a class with Susan Keale. There are two sessions, each four hours. A lot of the information was for absolute beginners, but I knew that I could learn something and, I did! We did a color wheel that had the inner circles include mixes with yellow ochre, raw sienna and burnt umber. Simple enough, but helpful. Among the books she recommended were Danny Gregory's. I knew that I was in the right class. Our homework was to draw at least 10 minutes each day. Of course, it took much longer for this first painting, but that is just what I wanted, motivation.
I attended my art quilt meeting and one member cleaned our her library and generously let us have our pick of books. As a small thank you for such a kind gesture, I made this fabric postcard. Thanks again, S!!
To the Americans reading this, have a Glorious Fourth of July! The the rest of world, may you also have a nice day!