Occasional ruminations concerning painted pages, hand bound books, the use of photos in journaling and the contemplation of various other pursuits.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Neutrals can be interesting also....

Most of the time the pages I paint for journals evolve into brightly colored folios to be gathered into signatures for the completion of a journal.

Lately, however, after classes with Mary Beth Shaw and Misty Mawn, I am finding neutrals to be a wonderful background to show off the colors in my photos.  The photos supply the bright colors formerly shown on the pages themselves. The photos can also blend into these neutral pages nicely making them look a part of the page rather than merely added onto the surface.

The more neutral backgrounds also offer a wonderful surface for journaling which is sometimes overwhelmed by brighter pages.

Bright or neutral.....what is your choice today?

1 comment:

  1. Neutral - I think because in the late fall and winter, nature is giving us more neutrals.