I painted a stone with a dragon design, then I edited it in photodirector. The paint is in little bottles with a nozzle and you use it to add dots and lines onto a surface. I’m a bit unsteady with my hand and arm so it’s more wobbly than I would like. Once it’s dry I might take another photo. As the colours dry they seem to shrink because they seem to have glue in the paints. Especially the ones with added glitter.
Tonights landscape artist of the year was from Gateshead in the North East of England. The subject was the Millennium bridge. Nicknamed the winking bridge as the structure tips so the curved support moves downwards while the bridge part lifts upwards.
Instead of looking for an image on my phone I watched the programme and glimpsed various views of the bridge so it’s quite sketchy and I used up the green grey acrylic paint that I’d been using as a base coat for a painting.
I like painting bottle ovens on long thin canvases and I tend to use the shape of the side to make almost a yin yang curve. I might add some stars to the swirling sky. I’ve used mainly reds browns and oranges for the brickwork on the kiln. I need to go over the dark mortar and add some shading to the kiln to give it more shape. Acrylic on canvas.
A pattern of splodges and marks in ink and paint. What can I turn it into if I draw over it? I’m not sure, it might be a series of faces, eyes, animal heads. People dancing. Whatever is there I will try and find it.
There is a friend of mine on Facebook who creates art from patterns like ghus. She calls it Shibui Found Art. She creates wonderful pictures, maybe I can try and do something with this.
Collage, sponged black acrylic and ink. Then watercolour on top.
We were due to have a portrait drawing session yesterday but the server wasn’t working. So I decided to have an experiment and throw some ideas I’ve been playing with at the subject. The background wasn’t that important, it was more about texture and frustration than anything else. I missed meeting up with my college friends…..
I’m doing mark making in my illustration course so I decided to try and make a background (could be a foundation for a shibui image? ) tossed coins, poured and pulled pva and splashed and dragged paint. Will remove the coins then use the surface to work on. I have a feeling I might use it for a cave painting style image.
Playing with spray inks and metallic watercolours, the fine lines are done with one of my hairs pulled through the wet patches…
I might draw on top of this and create something….
I have a friend who creates ‘shibui’ images using this technique.
Take a pencil a pen or a brush. Without looking at the paper, start drawing what you can see. Try and make one continuous line….
Try not to laugh out loud when you see the result!
An exercise I’ve got to do for college. This was a practice run.
Something new, Christmas present, a diamond chip ring (the diamond bits are tiny, but I love it) off my hubby. #30daysketchbookchallenge. Pens, metallic paint and pencils. Hard to see detail as it’s so small!
Today’s #30daysketchbookchallenge was to create an image starting with the letter C. So I decided to paint the cat having a wash by the heaters in the living room. Quick five minute sketch.
Watercolour washes. He kept moving!