17 January, 2016

WIP-Grey Butterfly

Slowly, but surely the studio is getting a bit more organised. I try and do a bit every time I'm there so it doesn't get too overwhelming. Today, I also made some changes to my latest mixed media painting. 
I collaged two drawings which I had made in my sketch book; they were drawn using black gel pens. At the moment they stand out a lot because the paper is so white. I will probably add some colour to them. I also experimented with making some stencils using hot glue. I did them freehanded, which meant I didn't follow a drawing or pattern. I will try and use them for this piece and see what happens.
Bye for now.

03 January, 2016

Happy 2016!

I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We had a relaxing time off-filled with lots of family, friends, food and laughter. And of course lots of sleeping in late. After a two week break, I go back to work tomorrow. 
I haven't done much in the way of art lately-mainly trying to be a bit more organised with a fresh start. I've updated the look of my blog, added some images and information to my website which I will post soon. I've started my yearly routine of clearing out my studio and getting rid of stuff I've been holding onto all year-but haven't done anything with. A lot of it will either be recycled or given to local schools or artists' groups.
This is a mixed media painting I started at the end of December; I hope to get back to it soon.

During my down time, when I'm not in the studio-I enjoy going on Pinterest; if I'm not careful I can spend hours on it. I sometimes post my work on it but mainly use it for inspiration, advice and ideas on various projects. Here are some of my colour inspiration pins, hope you enjoy-

Bye for now.