Philosophy applied to art, which attempts to formulate criteria for the understanding of the aesthetic (rather than utilitarian) qualities of art.
This is my page for the Journal 52 prompt"
For me it's the beach, since it's a place where I go to for vacation, it also means simplicity. Flip flops, walking in the sand, drinks on the pier and taking tons of pictures. It's one week of bliss.
I started at the bottom of the page, laying a thick coat of gesso across the bottom and pressing a seashell into it to add some dimension and a sprinkle of salt for texture. Then I let it dry before adding a wash of ink and water, Beginning with a saturated brown and watering it down as I moved up the page.
The blue ink also has white and gold sprays on it, plus water to remove the ink to give it a light airy sparkling look. The lettering was done with PITT pens, Sakura Glaze pens and a Glitter pen.
The top of the ocean has a froth made out of gesso and a sprinkle of salt.