Mixed Media Poppies by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Mixed Media Poppies

It wasn’t my intention to paint poppies when I started this page, but then I figured out they look like poppies so I decided to leave them just be. Instead of coloring them all red, I preferred to use tones of mulberry, magenta, violet, lilac and violet blue. Nu am intentionat sa pictez maci cand am inceput pagina asta, dar apoi mi s-a parut ca arata a maci asa ca am decis sa-i pastrez si sa nu-i modific. In loc sa-i colorez pe toti in …

The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The junk journal project – leaflet painting over

YOU have to silence your mind in order to listen to your intuition.   As I told you before, I love the freedom a junk journal offers: you don’t have to worry about ruining the paper or the journal, because this is a . . .junk journal! The junk journal project was born just because I had so many left over papers, cardboards, leaflets, envelopes and other paper support I wanted to gather together into a so called junk journal. It is called junk journal …

Purple pen face sketch by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Purple pen face sketch

Today I’m back in my Canson Art book one sketching art journal. I started this face as a play, sketching it with a purple pen I carry around in my hand bag all the time. And because it started to look beautiful, I had to add some color, too. Part of her face was painted with acrylics, like her neck and certain areas on her forehead, and some of the face was painted in watercolors, like her cheeks. Astazi lucrez iar in jurnalul de la …

Watercolor Autumn Vegetables by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Autumn vegetables

The autumn is in town, and soon the winter will pop in. But autumn doesn’t come just with cold, much shorter days, but also is an endless inspiration for artists. Aren’t you in the mood to paint some season vegetables? Coz I sure do I want to paint golden leaves and pumpkins and red beets and so much more…And to keep it simple, I’m all for watercolors these days. Lay down some thought on the other page and you’re done! Toamna a dosit in oras, …

Watercolor face by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

One sketch a day – girl in watercolors

Going back to faces today. And because I don’t feel like painting mixed media, I’ll stick with watercolors. First thing first, a pencil sketch. You can use a watercolor, colored or graphite pencil. I’m using a purple watercolor pencil for this face, and if you are afraid of going too bold, you can switch to a soft gray or even a graphite pencil you can very well erase if you wish.