I have been having so much fun during the last week trying new techniques and just “doing it”! Instead of trying to perfect everything I’ve just thrown it all down and “had a go”. This first one isn’t at all like the image I had in my head…funny that! lolI tried to make this very abstract looking and it’s not my favourite page ever but I had fun doing the flowers. I used a straw to spread the paint for the petals. The middle of the flowers were some gelli prints I made. La vie est belle…Life is beautiful!
I’ve also finally got something into my journal too. This is a Major Mitchell Cockatoo… a beautiful bird with a gorgeous crest of white with red and yellow stripes on the feathers. They’re breast is a soft salmon pink colour and the rest of their body white. I love them!And this is a sneak peak of a canvas (work in progress) I’m doing for a teacher friend at work. I’ll post the finished product when it’s completed.
I’m still continuing on with Daisy Yellow’s ICAD challenge. I’ve managed to keep fairly up to date having spares up my sleeve when I need them for work days or busy days. Here’s a few of them…I have to tell you I was really excited about this one. It’s kind of inspired by the wonderful Diane Scott…an artist friend I met through Facebook. She has this wonderful way of using Gelatos and crayons and acrylic and pen! I love her art! It took me a little while to get used to the Gelatos which are made by Faber-Castell. These beautiful little sticks of creamy, vibrant pigment glide onto paper or canvas, smooth or textured, and blend beautifully (I use my finger), with a blending stick or water. They can be used for stamping too. I only have a couple of packs of colours but definitely need to get some more colours! Shhhh! Don’t tell the man of the house! 😛I used my Copics for this one! My favourite medium at the moment…watercolour. I actually am really likingthe way they dry on the index card. I love this quote.
I love Audrey Hepburn…such an inspirational woman. I didn’t get the proportions right with her hand and arm…but we live and learn.This one was for a DY ICAD prompt…lizard. I’ve never done a pen line drawing before so was really pleased with how it turned out.
So that’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to.
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