Thursday, July 10, 2014

To the Depths of the Sea {Art Journal}

journal52 week 26 under the sea

Working on the challenges at Journal52, this project is for Week 26: Under the Sea.

Rather than working in a bound art journal for these projects, I am doing each project on a 140# watercolor paper and then keeping them in a 3-ring binder. The plan for this project came to my head as soon as I saw the challenge prompt, but I didn’t bargain for how much time it would take.

I used bleeding art tissue paper for all the layers, using strips of blues for the ocean, pieces of oranges and yellows for the fish, and shades of green for the seaweed. I sketched the fish and seaweed after adhering the tissue paper to heavy watercolor paper, and then cut out with scissors.

The words to a couple of praise songs came to my mind (Starfield “Filled With Your Glory” and Tomlin “Indescribable.” I decided to go with the latter.

The height and depth of God’s majesty, and of love for me is truly indescribable.

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