Spread 206 – Background

Spread 206 – Background 

September 5-6, 2015

White and black gesso, Nova color paints, Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers.

I had the most wonderful opportunity to co-teach with Orly Avineri on September 5-6, 2015 in our class “Backgrounds/Foregrounds”. Which meant so much to me since Orly gave me my start in art journaling. I taught the “backgrounds” and Orly taught the “foregrounds”. 
2016-03-07T02:25:32+00:00September 30th, 2015|Art Journals|10 Comments


  1. Thomas LaBadia September 30, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Really loving this Brian…

  2. William Charlebois September 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    If you can’t be in the foreground, you might as well be in background!

  3. Orly September 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I love this spread so much, its strength in simplicity…and I love your kind words…loved loved teaching with you and loved how backgrounds replaced foregrounds and vice versa in a fluid way…there is something symbolic about that…XOXO
    William’s comment up here? didn’t love so much…

    • apaperbear September 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you Orly!!! I loved teaching with you!! XOX!

  4. letternwald September 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Oh, amazing! It looks like the “supermoon” we had in Germany on monday night 🙂

  5. emily cline September 30, 2015 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, Brian!

    • Seth October 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      A dynamic duo for sure!

  6. Nathalie Nayer October 2, 2015 at 7:47 am - Reply


  7. John Arbuckle October 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I love the contrast between the two pages of the spread. Very effective with the balance between the writing and the circle shapes.

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