X with a sewing machine
Tools from all around
Use your imagination
Rules out of the window
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! 🎨
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?
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.
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! 🎨[Top]
Today I handed over 6 paintings for my friend’s beach house. It was pretty nerve-wracking doing so many and not wanting to mess them up.
And left aside for a bit they were then ready for a bit of a makeover:
I’d never tried painting or even drawing flip flops before. I accidentally made the top half too wide. They might just haunt me lol.
Specialist Feet Flip Flops
Whose feet are they
That fit snug in such ghastly shoes?
Surely one ought to cover such magnificent beasts more profoundly.
A sneaker, Sir? Would do the trick.
You suggest not I.
May we not all run wild and free?
With feet as such
One might have other more pressing oddities to cast the eye over.
Just do not cast eyes.
Keep your eyes uncasted
Encased in sun shades
Always looking up.
What an odd poem from the recesses of my mind. Anyone else got a flip flop poem?[Top]
Freeze frame fun
doing your own thing:
What a busy weekend with the kids first outdoor game and meal together at Mamo Burger and now I have a kid home sick and a dog with conjunctivitis. Vets tomorrow for her annual.
This mixed media is a small 5 x 7 using Liquitex Ceramic Stucco for the textured parts.
More texture coming soon! Try it.
Happy creating 🎨[Top]
Kudos to experienced collagers, getting the tones right between objects is really hard. If it’s too busy you can’t tell where the wool ends and the grass starts.
I promise next time to keep the colors separate and use paper throughout. For now I added paint for the background and gave the wool a black edge. (A before shot would have been a good idea to show wouldn’t it. Oh well.)
Try this with any subject. Happy creating! 🎨[Top]
Left dangling or
Free to swing and play
The perspective is yours.
Happy creating 🎨
P.s. I can’t wait to share the commission I’m working on.[Top]
Shapes stand awkward.
Is it even finished?
Perspective is everything. I skipped reverse it seemed too hard. I saw someone else’s and thought wow that’s amazing.
I’m finding a month too long for challenges. A week is good and a day, well that’s just badass lol.
Today I challenge you to zoom in then zoom out in whatever you do.
Happy creating! 🎨