Thursday, 31 October 2013

Clingfilm Art

This week over at the creative spark e-course, we have been playing with collage and  creating texture with gesso and acrylics, covering it with clingfilm and then smooching the paint around.  My  first attempt looked like this, I don't think I was generous enough with the gesso or the paint!

Getting more liberal with gesso and paint and then adding a little texture with sgraffito, my second attempt looked like this:

I have been continuing with the blind contour drawings as I really enjoy this process, I feel this is the best feather I have drawn so far and the words are taken from a Jonas Gerard video I watched about his creative process which is really fun to watch.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sunny Day

It's been a warm and sunny day here and I decided to go on an extra long dog walk to soak up the sun, absorb some vitamin D and help Jasper burn of a few pounds as he seems to be "filling out" recently :)

Here are some pictures of my walk today:

Jasper having a paddle - I like the purple sunflare to the right of the photo!

A walk home via Witch Wood - love the outline of the trees

Sycamore Leaf - I used a filter on this to make it stand out and the areas of the leaf which had been nibbled turned out blue which I quite liked!

I used this picture of a leaf as inspiration for a pencil and water colour pencil drawing for today's assignment in Creative Spark, an e-course which started this last week  run by Tara Leaver who I met at an art retreat a couple of years ago.

I must admit it feels good to be putting pencil to paper again, it's been a long time!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Big Love

I went to see Fleetwood Mac at the MEN arena this week, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a band I have listened to for many years with great admiration.  All of the band are in there 60's and here is a  clip I found on you tube of Lyndsey Buckingham (aged 63) playing at the MEN this week with  the track Big Love taken from the Tango In the Night album.