So.. busy times with Mother’s Day and track and field. We have sports most nights at the moment. I have to be organised lol.
Does anybody want to break out of their comfort zone with me and go big?
I just painted over an old canvas 11 x 16 using acrylic paint and a straw:
A bit grey using a palette knife so I soon swapped it out for a straw.
I got so carried away that my son was a tiny bit late for baseball practise oops!
Here is the finished version:
I felt a bit lightheaded after all that blowing. What else would make the same effect? A hairdryer perhaps.
Anyone else getting bored of brushes?
I bet a sheep would look funky in this style. Watch this space.
I forgot to take pictures of some artwork the kids from down the street did.
The important thing is they left huge globs of bright paint around.
I cleaned it all up not wasting a morsel. What a quick and easy way to gain three more paintings. Three designs. Three splats that were not before. And now they be.
No paintbrushes needed just press the paper down and mop up.
There were one or two more that need some added extras for another day.
The good thing about this is you don’t need to fuss about composition or colors that match. Just play.
Ripping paper and gluing it in a picture is so therapeutic. It’s like being 5 again at the kitchen table.
My sheep collages are very simple and I cut or rip the paper quite big compared to traditional collage. I find the magazine paper is too interesting to cut or rip small. The more interesting the paper, the more unique your piece will be.
As you look through a magazine, look out for shapes similar to features in your subject. For example, table and chair legs are the perfect shape for sheep legs.
I prefer home furnishing magazines over gossip ones. Much more interesting colors and shapes.
Here’s a more traditional approach:
Isn’t that fantastic! A couple of great collagers on Instagram are @_xuan_yi and @p.m.demidora.
Happy collaging 🎨[Top]
So here’s a couple of art journal pages from the #artmarks30daychallenge:
I stamped the whole page before adding anything else. Now I think it’s too stampy and the composition is rubbish. Composition practise is the nearest I’ll come to having a New Year’s resolution. I do like the paper sheep but with a busy background as well they are too much. Do you agree? I used my daughter’s stamps and some kids’ paint she doesn’t want.
This is upside down and I actually prefer the composition but now the sheep is upside down. This is the advantage to pure abstract you can turn them around any way after they are done. Most of this is done with brusho watercolors.
I discovered this great mixed media artist a couple of days ago and she makes beautiful art journal pages. I haven’t watched this entire video I jumped to different places but it is very cool. It makes me want to add things to my art supply shopping list 😉
Gracing the art scene with originality and flair
Feet on the ground
Brush in the air.
This is for all my arty blogging friends. Do you fancy doing the challenge? Mine is more of a poem than a quote. We are a poemy lot.
Let’s paint while we can and celebrate the good stuff.
Do everything that makes you smile today
Let Sunday wash over you
like a sun kissed sea.