Month: March 2017

Acrostic Poem: Texture

Try
E
verything
X with a sewing machine
T
ools from all around
Use your imagination
R
ules out of the window
Enjoy experimenting.

This seems to sum up the pearls of wisdom in the art books I’ve read recently.

One specific learning activity was to take a reference photo and mark on your paper the general shapes and turn it into something. I love that idea!

You could use any style, medium etc.

It sounds like a great learning tool to get out of doing the same thing over and over.

Happy creating! 🎨

Misty Poem

Thanks to Susie Lindau I discovered it is World Poetry Day today. One must not pass that up.

Go read Susie’s great poem here and then please follow #WorldPoetryDay on Twitter. (There are some quite funny political ones (say no more ;)).

I took some cool photos of the mist this morning.

The mist through the trees matched the wonder in her heart.

Be brave and put a one line poem on Twitter.

Happy World Poetry Day!

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Pillows for Spring

I just don’t know if there are enough pillows for a post March Break slumber 😉

Here’s some more:

It’s like Society6 know it’s after March Break because they are 20% off today.

Happy Snoozing!

Catherine

p.s. March Break was fab. Beauty and the Beast is fantastic!

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A Small Blogging Break

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Food Sheep Collage

Ewe News

Would it be fun to make a sheep collage out of food from the flyers you get through the door?

A new feature for a Monday. Would be fun if a few others joined in. Subject of your choice as long as you use the food flyers.

 

And then give your collage a name.

Sprouts in the country 😂

Happy collaging! 🎨

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The Cross Abstract

I can’t seem to give up eating chips for lent but it seems like an omen that I just happen to read about the cross technique at the beginning of lent. I can do that yay. Cheating a bit but hey ho.

This is a great book for tips about abstract art:

I noticed a couple of techniques I haven’t tried yet. The cross, the L shape and the triangle.

Until Easter I’ll experiment with the cross then move on to the L shape.

Here’s two I did last night watching the Leafs lose:

I love the overlap of color you get with pastels compared to painting.

Now imagine using other themes like sheep! You could have the details of the face in the middle of the cross area. Sounds ambitious. We’ll see.

Check out this amazing artwork by ZacherFinet:

 

This shape would look great in collage too, either completely abstract or a road between fields perhaps.

What would you draw in this shape?

Happy creating!

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Layering and Patience

I love red but there wasn’t enough contrast. You couldn’t make out the circles so I got out the pink. Very unusual color choice for me.

Shaking my virtual maracas in celebration that I didn’t ruin it as I so often do.

Here it is finished:

It is way more fun to start a few paintings at the same time and build up in layers. Have fun guessing which one you’ll finish first.

Tip: Use same color in different ways in different paintings and wait for it to dry before adding new colors. (I wasn’t doing that before, hence all the brown).

Which do you like best red or pink version? I promise not to cry 😜

 

Anyone tried layering? Happy creating! 🎨

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