Artjournal going on canvas

The last four years I’ve been doing paintings for my sisters new borns and friends. This time my sister daughter, 5 months old,  apparently wanted one too. So I got started. It was hard, until I treated it like a artjournal spread. Felt pleased with the result.

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Spread 27 “What’s for dinner?”

Camilla Olsson Art. Mixed media artjournal. Spread 27 "What's for dinner?"

Perhaps the title isn’t that obvious. But I used pieces from a vintage women’s magazine with recipies. But first I painted with inks using unconventional tools like string, cloth and more. When brush was used I only used my non dominant hand. Embraced the unexpected.  Scary and fun at the same time.

Art journal spread 26 “Lady in red”

Layers and layers and som more layers of image transfer. Again I used pictures from my family album. The lady is my Grandmother. She is in several images in this spread. Love to use them like this.

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Camilla Olsson Art. Mixed media art journal. Spread 26. Lady in red.

Remake of an old painting

And so it was time for a makeover. In the #gritandgraceclass we were to take out an old painting, I found one I made two years ago I think. I really struggled with this. It’s so hard to be loose and just go with it, layers on layers, scraping of and adding. Don’t know if it is finished yet or not, but I’m starting to like it.

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Camilla Olsson Art. Mixed media painting. A remake.

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