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Art Journaling Off The Page & On Canvas

My art journaling is off the page and on the canvas this week.  I am excited that I left so much white space here since I rarely seem to do that! Every time I thought about adding something it only detracted from it so that told me it was complete.

I’m working with a painfully slow internet connection today. I think Fred and Barney are in the back peddling as fast as they can to get the internet to work….Keeping this short so I can spend the next hour trying to get it to upload.  I won’t ever take my high speed internet for granted again!

Linking up with Art Journal Every Day,  Out of the Journal 2012, Paint Party Friday, and Creative Every Day.  Stop on by these great places to see all these talented people getting creative!


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  • Cynthia August 23, 2012, 2:00 pm

    Love the colors and the image!! It’s like she’s dancing in the spring rain! 🙂

  • Marja August 23, 2012, 2:16 pm

    WOW Carolyn I love this one again so much. The silhouette between this green and blue, really marvelous.
    Lovely greet

  • Valerie-Jael August 23, 2012, 2:55 pm

    Loving the drippy colours, and the image, really refreshing! Valerie

  • alice August 23, 2012, 3:11 pm

    ugh, carolyn, the internet is horrible here today, too! i love your canvas – such wonderful colors – i really like the drip-downs – so much fun!

  • Corrine August 23, 2012, 3:13 pm

    Lovely drips of blues and greens, is the ocean in your journaling dreams? xox

  • Kay Wallace August 23, 2012, 3:14 pm

    This is just so beautiful, Carolyn. I sometimes have difficulty with white space, too, but in this case…definitely…less is more. Your figure just pops!

  • Paula - Buenos Aires August 23, 2012, 4:08 pm

    What a wonderful silhouette! It shines from within.

  • mary August 23, 2012, 5:56 pm

    did you have a stencil for the figure, or is there a tutorial on making stencils somewhere? thanks

  • Melodie August 23, 2012, 7:01 pm

    love the blues and green…I love drippy paint!!…and your dancing gal!!..

  • Rita McGregor August 23, 2012, 11:20 pm

    Yes, like it just as it is. I hope Fred and Barney can keep you online!! 😉

  • Nora Clemens-Gallo August 24, 2012, 12:08 am

    I love what you did. It looks like you had a lot of fun!

  • Ginny August 24, 2012, 12:10 am

    I love the colors and the way the girl looks like she is really enjoying herself. Or maybe she could be a singer on stage. I really like the way she looks.

  • minnemie August 24, 2012, 12:11 am

    ooooohhhhh, I really , really like this! Colors, composition, layers, technique – love it all!

  • Ayala Art August 24, 2012, 12:16 am

    Oh I love this! It shows joy and life!

  • Helen Campbell August 24, 2012, 12:19 am

    I love the colors and the arms raised in joy… at least that’s how I see it. You were right that it is enough. Well done!
    P.S. I hope your internet speeds itself up. Mine has been slow today too, so I can identify. Happy PPF!

  • Tracey Fletcher King August 24, 2012, 12:41 am

    the colours are so gorgeous and summery… hope the connection gets fixed soon so we can get more of this inspiration…xx

  • Rinda August 24, 2012, 12:49 am

    This is so fascinating! I see something different every time I look at it. . . . singing in the rain; a rising curtain; a Goddess conjuring up a storm. Love it!

  • Natasha August 24, 2012, 2:23 am

    I love the white space and drips. I am terrible with leaving white space. I am trying to leave more areas for the eyes to rest. Such joyous vibrant colours.

  • Annette G August 24, 2012, 3:13 am

    Lovely drips and colours. To leave white spaces is certainly really difficult so you must be very proud of yourself. Happy PPF, Annette x

  • Kokopelli August 24, 2012, 4:35 am

    Love the colors! This is like a negative painting and yes, all the white space makes it special.

  • NatashaMay August 24, 2012, 7:08 am

    Great colors and I love the outline! 🙂

  • Susan August 24, 2012, 9:00 am

    Love this! So happy and vibrant.
    Happy PPF

  • Carly August 24, 2012, 9:33 am

    I love your use of negative space! Very cool. I was just thinking yesterday I needed to try some silhouettes soon!

  • Faye August 24, 2012, 9:39 am

    Carolyn, I love the color combination. I think this would make a fabulous dress fabric by repeating the pattern over and over. My computer is painfully slow today too.

  • Mary C. Nasser August 24, 2012, 9:45 am

    Lovely, Carolyn!
    Great shapes and gesture!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Anne August 24, 2012, 10:11 am

    Love the drippy paint, beautiful colors and the triumphant figure! And the white space, I have a problem with that, too! Great job!

  • Laura Spano August 24, 2012, 11:20 am

    Very cool. I love that even though its a simple canvas, I has so much movement, thanks to the stenciled lady’s pose and the drips. Gorgeous.

  • lynn cohen August 24, 2012, 12:29 pm

    This made me smile from top to bottom!!!! HPPF!

  • Marji August 24, 2012, 12:40 pm

    I really like this one. You are right, all the white space really makes a statement here. The girl and her pose are perfect and I love that beautiful color raining down on her. Happy PPF

  • Karen Smithey August 24, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I have trouble leaving white space, too, and it’s important.

    Love this! Great energy and the colors really add to it–

  • Christine August 24, 2012, 2:21 pm

    I love the colours you’ve used!

  • Linda K August 24, 2012, 5:22 pm

    Oh how I LOVE the spirit of this piece!!! as another commenter said it looks as tho she’s joyfully dancing in the rain. I was told one time that I needed to really play and be free more, jump in the rain… so now (sometimes even in the cold)I will splash my feet in a puddle in the rain and speak my gratitude. This beautiful art has touched my heart-thank you.

  • Heather Santos August 24, 2012, 8:33 pm

    Oh my! This is fabulous! I love the colors and you are so right about the white space!

  • gloria August 24, 2012, 9:14 pm

    I love this. so colorful and like the idea of being out in the rain. Very nicely done!

  • Carol and artmusedog` August 24, 2012, 9:49 pm

    Wow ~ there is something totally sensuous about this artwork ~ very freeing ~ Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  • annie! August 24, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I agree! It’s just right ‘as is’. I know how hard it is to leave white space.

  • Michelle Mathey - POMI August 24, 2012, 11:07 pm

    LOVE this – it jumps right out of the gallery at Art Journal Every Day!

  • Carol Samsel August 24, 2012, 11:58 pm

    I really love this!!Great colors and I really love drippy paintings!!!

  • JKW August 25, 2012, 2:27 am

    I absolutely love her in outline. It is so different, interesting and clever of you. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Shahrul Niza August 25, 2012, 12:19 pm

    oh Carolyn, this is a gorgeous work!!!!. LOVE the stencil lady and oh so beautiful drips!. Heavenly done. Love the colors too :).

  • Clare August 25, 2012, 2:23 pm

    stunning colours and love that silhouette image. x

  • Jessica August 25, 2012, 9:56 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love the “ta da” feel of it. You are so brave to leave all the white but I agree that this canvas is perfect as it is. And the drips are delicious!

  • jane w. August 25, 2012, 11:20 pm

    PERFECT! love this 🙂

  • denthe August 26, 2012, 8:37 am

    Oh Carolyn this is lovely! Love the 2-colour scheme and the figure surrounded by blue. Great work!

  • Jo (fiddlesnips) August 26, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Wowzer to that colour combo! Wonderful canvas, I really like how you used the woman figure as a mask and those drips, they’re fab 🙂

  • Cris, Artist in Oregon August 26, 2012, 3:43 pm

    I am going to break out in “Singing in the rain” now. Great job. Hope Barney & Fred keep peddling. HPPF

  • Ritu Dua August 27, 2012, 4:31 am

    Beautiful colors and your lady looks happy and blessed ,drenched in those bright shades !

  • Nordljus August 28, 2012, 7:24 am

    What a gorgeous page! Love the white space, and the dripping! It has such beautifully happy feel to it!

  • Sue W. August 28, 2012, 9:29 am

    Oh wow, Carolyn. Looks like she’s dancing in the rain. This is glorious!

  • melissa johnson August 29, 2012, 7:08 pm

    Love the bold colors and simple design on this page–great use of white space. It’s hard for me to leave pieces of page uncovered, you did it beautifully 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper August 30, 2012, 2:25 pm

    OMG, this is so striking…. I love it!

  • Hadiyah August 31, 2012, 8:59 am

    Such a wonderful page, I am in love with the colour combination and that yummylicious DRIPPAGe…such a delightful page, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.