The first one is our cabin, driveway, and the pond below. That is a reflection of the sun on the water.
I recently ordered a set of Gelatos by Faber Castell. I had noticed a lot of people using them on the Bible Art Journaling pages, and was interested in giving them a try. The set I got had only pastel colors, a paintbrush, and some wedge-shaped sponges for blending and applying color.
The first thing I always do when I get a new set of paints or "colors" is make a color chart. These gelatos come in tubes like chapsticks. I applied the color directly to a journal page, then used the paintbrush and water to blend them. Don't you like the names of the colors? Yum!
Next I tried making a background by just applying the colors straight from the tubes, blending with water, and then drawing over the background color with different Gelatos. This have a rather pleasing effect. The journal I am using has rather smooth paper. I noticed you can still see the marks of the original application lines. Probably should have used those blending sponges.
Here is a fun page that I made for the Bible Art Journaling Challenge. It is about when Solomon was building the Temple, and all the artists and skilled women were called to weave and spin and make the garment for the priest to wear. It is called an "ephod" and is worn with a breastplate that has twelve symbolic jewels.
I had to look up all this information, especially since I had no idea what an "ephod" was. To illustrate this verse (Exodus 35:25-29) I decided to make an ephod and breastplate.