Sunday, April 11, 2010

I LOVE colaborations...

I love collaborative artworks. I spend a lot of time on the internet viewing blogs, art journals, art work, images on flicker. I can not view them and be influenced by them. I enjoy taking art journaling classes, I can't take a class from someone and not be influenced by their work even in some small way. Even from the aspect of having an opinion on some one's art work or class.

Today's post is a wonderful example. In this week's outing to
Orly Avineri's Art Journaling Lab we spray painted some found natural found items on long strips of paper in the picture above, we then cut out pieces that spoke to each of us and glued them to our art journals. We then used pastels provided by the wonderful amazing artist Rachel Peterson , she demonstrated the different types of chalk pastels, soft, oil, and pencil pastels, then we all went to town on our journals. I find pastels very, very addictive... When I got home I added some oil pastels on top of the chalk pastels, and yes even some Sekura white and black gel pens. Oh yes, we even threw in a bit of black india ink for good measure in class. Can you spot our original spray paint pieces? I can't wait to see Orly's post on this her journal page was amazing!!!

Click on any image for a full sized view, grrrr this isn't working click on the my flicker image for a larger view, good ole blogspot....

Collaboration Journal Spread 4.10.10

left side
right side

And a little collaboration from nature for you, one of my clematis blooming in my garden. My garden is one of my biggest influences when I am journaling at home. Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Fun fun collaborations, it was soooooooooo much fun witnessing you and Rachel doing your 'thing'....these pages are amazing, lively, and are so right about learning and being inspired even by someone that is suposedly not inspiring us...nicely expressed in both image and words. Here is to future collaborative feasts..
p.s. I love this buttercup flower..great photo.


Seth said...

These pages are amazing. And I bet they were a lot of fun to make.

Sea Witch said...

What fun to share a creative vision. I always enjoy visting your blog to see what you are up to next. Sea Witch

rachel said...

Hi! It was SOOO cool to work together on Saturday and share our energy! Your work is AMAZING!!!
Love how your journal pages are so rich and such gems! I am loving what is happening with the pastel one! You took it to another level by being so bold with mixing the materials- I really agree with Orly when she says she learns a lot from her students!

PS Thank you very much for your compliments on my abstract work!

Kate Burroughs said...

Love your blog. Just found it for the first time today. Keep up the good work! I am a gardener also!
Aloha, Kate

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Your pages are fantastic! I love your bold use of colour and the collab sounds great. I love a good collab!
Thanks for visiting me, I am glad I came over to visit you!

Dianne said...

these journal pages are outstanding! love the bright colors...

thekathrynwheel said...

Gorgeous, colourful, vibrant art Brian :-)

DMG said...

Amazing colors, Brian! This looks like an abstract painting.

Richard Watkins said...

1) I love your work
2) I just saw that you follow my sketches
3) I see from this post that you love collaborations
4) I have a new collaboration project with my sketches

If you are interested in getting involved then email me on hello(at) and i can send you more info

Yvonne Póo said...

For the Man who Crafts

I love your work! Your art is so inspiring!
I am an artist myself and I wish I could make such a cool journal art books.

Yvonne Póo