I was very fortunate to be able to take a workshop called The Painted Page given by Michelle Ward at Valley Ridge Art Studio (thankfully someone cancelled and I was able to get in). We worked on painting pages for a visual journal. Day 1 was techniques to get some color down on the page. Michelle is a great instructor and had a wonderfull handout prepared. It has really helped me a home as I continue to work on my pages. You can see all of my pages on my flickr site.
Here are a couple of samples from my pages on Day 1.