2014 ART JOURNAL PAGE TUTORIAL – MOSAIC TILE FORMAT This is what it takes to create one page in my 2014 Art Journal: First I make a list of the things I want to illustrate for either a day or a week. Sometimes I want to illustrate one entire page on just one subject or event, such as this example, which was watching the huge waves at high tide over a series of days in 2 La Jolla locations. After deciding which mini watercolor illustrations I want to do, I get out my stencil templates and put shapes on the page. The shapes I use are based on the illustration ideas on the list.
The shapes give me the basic format for my art journal page. I then add in very light pencil, the subjects I will paint in each mosaic tile space. I also may add a few calligraphy titles to the page at this point.
& here is the finished 2014 Art Journal page for January 21, 2014. I have put a 12 inch ruler underneath this page to give you an idea of how small these mosaic tile watercolors are. When I post a little mosaic tile watercolor along with my photos of the subject, they are mostly 3 inches by 3 inches or smaller! Each art journal page progresses in steps and each page takes me about 3 hours to complete. It is a work of love & joy for me to illustrate my life as an artist by-the-sea.