I'm Cait Sherwood, a mixed-media painter who works into art journals.

I make art from the trash of the art I made before.

January 4, 2015: Art Journal Every Day

Made it happen today, somehow!  Lately, in addition to this project, I am giving most of my time to house projects.  Today I will be hopefully finishing scraping very old wall paper off our plaster walls.

  • On the bottom right you can see a cutout from National Geographic.  I think this is a great way to get some inspiration on the page.  I just glued that down and a lot of the shapes and colors informed my mark making.  I tried to extend the image by painting what I imagine it might look like.
  • There's a hole in this page where the paper tore.  I liked the hole, and to enhance it I glued gouache-painted paper cutouts to it.  If you have some extra paint from an art session you can paint paper scraps.  Then when it dries you can cut shapes out of it later.  The result is BRIGHT, in a way that is hard to achieve (though it is possible) by just layering paint.
  • Also featured, graphite pattern drawn on a vellum scrap (in center) and I finally used up some lacy paper I have had for about a decade.   It is soft like tissue, and anything soft as tissue is a dream to "paint" on with matte medium.
  • I'd like to note that I didn't do this whole page today.  I work on many different pages each day, adding layers here and there.  I did about half of this today, and I will add to it later if I want.

Thanks for reading! Let's see how I manage this tomorrow, when I return to my day job.

January 5, 2015: Art Journal Every Day!!

January 3, 2015: Art Journal Every Day