Friday, 18 May 2018

Moonlight dreamers

For a while now I've been really intrigued by Roxanne Coble's journal pages and how she uses black to give such depth to them. I've had this black paper journal around for a while but wasn't quite sure what to do with it. What better way to explore using darker colours than to start with a dark background? It forces me to include black in a way I wouldn't usually.

'Copying' someone else's style can be really informative. While I haven't copied a particular page or even the content of Roxanne's pages - our styles are very different - I've tried to bring in more depth by use of colour and placing of elements, while still keeping to my own style and content. It's a great way to learn and to push yourself.

And I love the way this page worked out!

The journalling reads: A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight. Oscar Wilde.
I suppose a dreamer is always partially in the dark because the dream is something not-quite-yet, and therefore not fully in the light; not fully seen and realised yet.

Have you ever used black pages for journalling? What did you do with them?


  1. Hello Tracy, love your journal page and the black background does give a real depth and intensity. This abstract is gorgeous, I enjoy how you've created the leaves too. It's beaut to find inspirational artists isn't it. Cheers!

  2. Beautiful page, Tracy, and yes, I've used black, and often, as a base. I forces me to approach a page or painting in an entirely different manner.


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