Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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Hi




I have recently come across some colouring books on line which have

 beautiful illustrations and when they are coloured in make beautiful works of art.


I want to improve my work with coloured pencil and watercolour

and thought that colouring books would be a good way to do this.


 Linda Ravenscroft  is an artist well known for her illustrations of fairies and has

some lovely colouring books which are available on her website.

I chose her book ' Fairy and Fantasy Art 2 Painting and Colouring Book.'


The paper is 300gsm and is perfect for watercolour and the pages

are one sided so ideal for framing if you wished.

I was hesitant to start my first page as I didn't want to ruin such beautiful illustrations.

Here is my first page.

Before....




.......and after.

Completed in watercolour and coloured pencil.

Before I go here is a little update on my current project.


Not much done since my last post.

Next step more... more gesso.



Thanks for visiting.

XXX

Friday, 7 July 2017

Sneak Peek


Hi

Here is a sneak peek at a little project I'm working on.

Take a conveniently sized box.


and paint it with gesso ready for decorating.



You will have to stop by next time to see the next step..........




Interested???..............

See you next time.


XXX

Sunday, 2 July 2017

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Hi

Stopping by for an update .

Today I've got a couple of pieces to share.

The first is mixed media on  mount board. 



It is larger than I usually work with 12x12 ins.


It is made up of my painted papers, acrylics, coloured pencil and gel sticks.

Then second is a page in my 'Permission to Play ' Journal,

For a long time I have enjoyed watching Mystele Kirkeeng on You Tube.

She works in lots of loose layers of collage and paint and I wanted to try

something similar in my journal.

I started off  with layers of acrylic applied with a palette knife.

  

I applied more layers of paint using a palette knife and brushes 

 scraping back with a bank card and adding collage.


She looks a little stoic but I loved the process and the finished overall appearance

with all the layers paint.

 Using a palette knife reduces the control you have which results in a looser style 

but I need to try and bring a little more of my own style into the process.

Thanks for stopping by.


XXX