Looking over my shoulder - Mixed media portrait by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Looking over my shoulder Mixed media face

Similar to this one and this one over here, these paintings have become a beautiful way to express my creativity in my art journals. Creating a charcoal sketch and them developing from there with a mix between white gesso and acrylics is a wonderful way to bring to life new faces in my journal. Similar …

Whimsical face on loose Mixed Media Paper by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Whimsical face on loose Mixed Media paper

Painting on loose paper is preferred by many artists because it gives you the freedom to manipulate the paper in a much easier way than you have the chance to do with a journal page. I started this face after an exercise Pam Carriker published in her book, Mixed Media Portraits. I didn’t follow precisely …

what are eyes for you - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

What are the eyes for you – mixed media journal page

I’ve drew this journal page in stages a while ago sometime last year. It started as a page where I was trying new handmade foam stamps and smudging acrylic paint left from working on other pages. You can really see the stave (stamp) showing through the acrylic.  Am desenat aceasta pagina pe bucatele, candva anul …

Watercolor Portrait inspired by Pam Carriker's book - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Watercolor portrait – Pam Carriker inspired

I wrote about Pam Carriker’s book here and also posted a video on YouTube about her book. Here is a face inspired by a drawing exercise I found in Pam Carriker’s book. I instantly felt I need to draw and paint something similar. Am scris despre cartea Pamelei Carriker aici si am postat si un video pe YouTube despre cartea …

Barcelona Buildings Quick Sketches

Barcelona Buildings Quick Sketches

I should sketch buildings more often, but I guess it’s hard to capture them on location if the weather is not that friendly. But we can always work after a photo we took on vacation and capture the beauty of the building in our journals. A sketch has its charming look and will always be more interesting …