I dont normally paint in acrylics but I had this small canvas lying around that I had done a background on and some texture so painted it over with gesso and had a play'
I love houses and although I am not sure what I am doing here I was quite pleased with the way this came out.
Rather misty and other worldly.
Yes well sort of!
I have been neglecting this blog rather as I havent had a lot of time, or inclination to paint. I do some sketches for my daily embroidery ( see here ).
It is still cool here but not damp as it has been for the last few days and now it will warm up for a few days. I took photos in the garden but they looked washed out and the flies are appalling! I walked around the ponies and was driven back by them.
John is sick, I think a cold but I think he thinks there are other more dire prognosises!
Better go and shut the chooks up, I just hope tonight the wretched rooster will go in without me having to chase him all around the yard!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So I cheated and had a bit of fun with my Gelli plate. I had read about using a hot glue gun to make shapes to use so finally I found my glue gun, bought some glue and played for a little while this morning.
I still have a lot to learn, and in some ways I think I liked what I did a few years ago using paper masks, but this did have a bit more of a contemporary feel about it.
I am trying to find time to play and making sure that I do just that. play!
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
I dont use stencils a lot but I saw these faces by Jane Davenport and had to have them. There are four in a pack and these two were such fun to play around with. I havent got onto the others yet. They are from her Jane girls petite series. When I am tired, which seems to happen a lot I like to have a sketchbook and pen and pencils etc near by and I think these stencils may get quite a lot of work.
I dont think the sketches have come through so they are in the post above. It is still windy today, everything is drying out quickly and what rain we have had is no more than 2 to 3 mm, we would love a big rain again.
Horrible what is happening in the Eastern States with the fires there.
Wind just seems to get to me, it is unsettling and I get hayfever and generally feel off when I should be out trying to pull weeds in the garden.
My friend P keeps telling me my posts are not positive, well maybe not but there is a lot going on behind the scenes that I dont write about that is not positive either.
So have a happy positive day!!