Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Eucalyptus~ botanical-ish page
Jane LaFazio here. I had great fun creating this page of Eucalyptus leucoxylon 'rosea' (White Ironbark). I snipped some of the blooms, pods and leaves and brought them to my studio to draw and watercolor. The tree itself was covered in bees and I didn't want to risk my life to draw on location.
As I drew and painted each part realistically, I also took time to create a more graphic impression of the design on the page. I'll use those designs in my other artwork..(like I show in the 4th chapter of my DVD/download "From art journaling to art.")
I'm also working larger than I usually do, this is a 9x12 journal.