Sunday, November 24, 2013

Small Painting

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!
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I will never be an abstract painter

 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!

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

For my sister

A small sketch done this morning, for my younger sister Felicity, who died suddenly in her sleep a week ago.
An adventurous free spirit, which to me the sea means it all.
Life isnt fair sometimes.
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