29 March, 2012

Work in My Sketchbook...

Hello,

Just some work in my sketchbook-
combining pastels for the background and making snowflake designs out of magazine clippings.

 
 

Bye for now.

21 March, 2012

I Love Coffee...

Hello,

Remember these?I thought I would re-visit them.

I started seeing lots of doilies lately, so I thought I would experiment with making some of my own. I wanted to expand on the theme of circles. For the doilies, I used various handmade papers- some had leaves and flowers in them which gave them a nice texture. I wanted to use thin paper so that some of the coffee stained background could show through in places. I created the doilies by folding circles and cutting out various shapes-just like when you were in school and made paper snowflakes.  I then used stamps over the doilies to add more interest. I also wanted to play with adding text. So rather use my own handwriting, I used rub-on lettering. I like the way they turned out. I think I will continue with this theme to see where it takes me.

Close Your Eyes and Dream
 Close up
Dot...Dot...Dot

Bye for now.

20 March, 2012

New Lino Prints


Hello,

Here are some prints from two designs I carved out of lino. I used watercolour paper to print on, black , blue and yellow printmaking inks and in some of the prints I painted the background first with watercolour paints before I printed the designs on top. What do you think?




  
Bye for now.












12 March, 2012

The Swindon Open Studios Window Exhibition

Hello,

These are works by artists participating in this year's
Swindon Open Studio Tour. They will be on display till the 29th March.



This is my artwork-mixed media painting-"Sapphire Girl".

Bye for now.


Punch update...

Hello,
Remember these...

Here are the pieces I've made using these punches.
 
 
 Bye for now.


10 March, 2012

Today at the Craft Fayre...

Hello,

Here are some photos of the craft fayre today at the Swindon Central Library.
 Two great ladies who had stalls next to mine.
 Christina Steel and her lovely daughter(I forgot her name, sorry)
 
 
 


Bye for now.

09 March, 2012

Central Library Craft Fayre


Hello,


"Central Library Craft Fayre"
Saturday, 10th March
10am-3:30pm
Central Library
Regent Circus
Swindon
SN1 1QG

Bye for now.

08 March, 2012

More punches...

Hello,

I've been a bit busy lately...







These punches(from magazines) will be used in a couple of pieces I'm working on. Stay tuned...
Bye for now.

03 March, 2012

Artists Inspired By Films-opening night

Hello,

Here are some photos taken of Thursday's opening night at The Post Modern Gallery, Swindon.
    
  
  
             
Me and my artwork. It was loosely based on the film "Dreams of a Life".
 There was a great band playing there as well-Mr. Love and Justice.

Bye for now.