Sunday, April 13, 2014

Texture and Scoots

The Journal 52 challenge this week is include an animal in your art.   My drawing skills are minimal so I have to use my imagination for this one.  

I started with a gessoed background and then added joint compound to the whole page. I wanted a lot of texture so I took the flat side of a Catalyst blade and made peeks in the joint compound.  The surface reminded me of the stucco textured walls in the house where I grew up.
Next I used watered down acrylic paint in yellow, blue and green to make drips on the page. The texture made the drips do wonderful things.  Last I lightly dragged an ink pad across the peaks so they show up better.

Scooter, the dog, was made from torn paper.  He looked too flat so I used a stipple brush and gesso to make his a little 3D.  

Link: Journal 52, Paint Party Friday, Artist Play Room


  1. that is such a brilliant idea Boo.............have just seen the prompt but have only just finished the weather your creation. Annette x

  2. I love all the colors and textures, as well as your whimsical dog portrait. Blessings!

  3. What a great look, Boo! Your dog image is priceless.

  4. Fantastic Boo...and so special to have Scooter included in your creation.
    The colours and textures look amazing ;D
    Very cleverly done plus it looks like you had fun too x

  5. Scooter is sooooo cute and you have done a fabulous job with him. How about lending me your imagination!! Love the background - fantastic!!
    Sandy xx

  6. What an incredible background! Love it...and the Ninja Circus dog too:-)