Horses from splodges

Horses are wonderful animals. They have such amazing characters. When I tried to find something in the matching splodges to the previous post I almost immediately found the large horse head. Then the other two emerged from the patterns. I just needed to add some white, green and yellow to differentiate between them.

Splodges into heads

Paint splodges turned into heads. First I saw an eye, then a nose. An open mouth and teeth. I just like looking for things. I was always good at spotting things on those spot the difference cartoons in magazines and newspapers.

I’m good at navigation too and I think that’s the same kind of thing- pattern recognition. I think it’s something humans can practice. Maybe digital and social media is a bad thing if it does not help you interact with the real world.

Digitally altered

I am not listing what I did to this, I just like the end result! Computer programs and apps can do lots to your work to change and distort, add or reduce colour, duplicate or delete. Its fun and it’s great to experiment, at least that’s what I think. Splodges turn into complex patterns. Acrylic paint, felt pens and megabits!

Rorschach blots?

Acrylic paint splodge between two of my sketchbook pages. I used red, yellow, blue and white in dots then pressed the pages together. Once it dries I want to draw the things I can see on top of the blobs. I think I can see a clown fish and a calf. My hubby says he can see a tiger. I know a very good artist who uses random patterns in something called Shibui art. She draws on top and creates wonderful images. She is very skilled in this type of art… I will see what it turns into….

Brindley again

In 2016, nine years after the Leopard murals, I was asked to do a series of illustrations for a leaflet about the Trent and Mersey canal and the Cauldon canal. This is of James Brindley taking measurements for the canal navigation. The image was painted in acrylics on water colour paper and was one of several paintings including Middleport pottery and the Kidsgrove canal tunnel. The leaflet was published. I don’t know if they did more than one set.

Fork draw

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Things to do at a loose end… I was asked to try and draw something with a fork for a Facebook group, I don’t know whether anyone else had a go? .. Well it ended up being a sort of forking cat! It was fun, but the acrylic paint didn’t make much of a mark, I tried adding water and then it splodged!

No doubt I will be posting more weird images as the days go on.

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