I’m annoyed with myself. I’ve got a nice warm, pale blue cardigan which I wear to paint in. I’ve had it for several years. But this weekend I managed to get yellow, black and white paint on it. I’d been holding a brush in my left hand together with the little paint pot I was using to mix up bits of yellow, pink, white and black. I was painting with my right hand and not really concentrating and I ended up splodging a bit of paint on my cardigan and my coat. I saw it on my coat and wiped it off, but didn’t notice my cardigan till it had dried on! Slightly annoyed. So what do you do? Make a pattern out of it. Waste not, want not!
I’m really pleased that I’ve got some of my glass necklaces in the new art shop in Campbell Place, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent. It’s called Serendiparty and it’s run by a really kind person called Phil.
He has lots of artists work on display as well as his own as he is an artist himself. He does art that is created from plastic, and he is working against plastic pollution in the world.
Stoke has various creative people working in the town, including BArts, Acava Studios at Spode, Market@48 and Majestic studios. It’s good to welcome more creativity into the town. He’s going to be holding creative workshops at Serendiparty. With Staffordshire University having Fine Art and creative courses, I think this is a good add to the mix.
Looking forward to seeing what goes on there.
(ps on WordPress reader there is a picture of some food on this post, I hit the wrong button and somehow its showing the wrong image)
Papier mache rock, for the pantomime. It is covered in newspaper and was painted with white emulsion. As I painted it the undercoat of white kept flaking off. I’ve painted it to look like the top is catching a ray of sunlight and the base is in shadow.
While I was doing this I also painted a flattened figure of one of the policemen in the panto. He has been through a mangle and has been squashed flat. I had to do both sides but I didn’t do each side the same so I might have to repaint the back. Finally I painted clothes on a pretend washing machine. The door opens and a policeman climbs in. Then a child comes out in similar clothes, as if he has shrunk!
Anyway four hours of tiring but fun painting. It’s coming together x
Paintings, digital art, sunrises, drawing, watercolour, acrylic, metallic paint, yellow painted onto a modelling paste. Subtle, bright, cadmium, lemon…
9 of my favourite images from 2019.
From top left to bottom right…
Dramatic mirrored image of a North Wales beach.
Lion I painted for the local lions charity.
Mural in a downstairs cloakroom. I can still climb!
Easter Island clay head I made at Etruria Artists.
My art stall at a craft fair.
The stray cat that we are looking after who needs rehoming.
Falcon works, two images of the pottery I painted last autumn.
Holding my green man painting and with my vase painting during my exhibition at Spode.
Finally, painting of a window with peeling paint, taken from a photo I took at Spode.
this is what I mean when I say the canvas I paint on is too rough sometimes. It’s like trying to delicately paint a brick wall.
The edges fray,
The paint bleeds
The image pixilates,
The paint flakes.
You wrestle it down onto the surface,
Holding it down with your brush.
But it kinks and curls,
Throws you off the scent,
Hides the right patten in its weave.
Cheap and nasty,
But where can you buy good stuff?
Quality canvas or calico.
Smooth, soft, cotton.
I shall continue.
Till my eyes bleed.
My fingers fray.
And I am content to be discontented.
Acrylic paint peeled out of the tub I use to mix my paint. This is the underside. Yes I do like using bright colours. Also metallic shades. There is something about shiny paint that enthralls me..
and you can make interesting bright patterns that could be used on things like phone and tablet covers. All it takes is rotating the images and joining them together. Bright and breezy x.