Thursday, June 9, 2011

Starry Starry Night

Take A Word     TAWC#32-Stars

This is the second 2 page spread that I have created in my Wonderful Words Art Journal. Art Journaling is a new venture for me and I'm going to continue to hang onto the idea that there is no right or wrong in this adventure, just fun.
When I read the prompt at Take A Word the song Starry, Starry Night came into my mind. Since I'm not musically well versed I Googled the words Starry, Starry Night and discovered that Don McLean wrote the song after he had read a biography of Vincient Van Gogh. It just so happens there are several of Van Gogh's painting that I love and Starry Night is one of them. My 2 pages are certainly no Starry Night like Van Gogh's, but I did take some elements from the painting, such as the swirls and some of the colors. I was going for a cosmos kind of feel.
I used 3 different stamp sets, water soluble wax pastels, Claudine Hellmoth paints, gesso, and multi-medium(love that stuff), and some acrylic metallic pearl white paint for just a little bit of sheen. 
I must come back to earth now and get on with the rest of my day.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Marjie Kemper said...

I really like your colors and those great big swirls of blue.... the whole spread is really appealing!

Linda said...

fantastic interpretation of the subject and what an awesome start to an art journal--you go girl!

Thanks for the lesson on the song--I love that song too but never knew the Van Gogh connection; great research!

Netty said...

Wow you are having fun and its a fab spread. Annette x

Shar B said...

Awesome, Beverly! Fabulously done!