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Resistance

What happens when colour resists the surface because of another material? I thought I’d have a go and see! I got some bleach and dribbled it on the paper, then splodged some watercolour of varying consistencies over it, and this is the result. I like the random pattern it created – some flicks of colour,Continue reading “Resistance”

Georgina’s landscapes

Georgina’s fascination with landscapes stemmed from a childhood immersed in the Dorset countryside, with its rolling hills, fields and woodlands. The sense of space, of land and sky, is something evident in her paintings, as is a sense of light which transforms the colour of things. The static forms of landscape are made dynamic byContinue reading “Georgina’s landscapes”

Lunchtime

The most basic element of art is line. Using a bold fibre-tipped ink pen I sketched a few items on the table in the cafe and applied ink wash later. I had in mind John Minton’s cook book illustrations in which he fills the whole space. Sketching in situ like this means you don’t setContinue reading “Lunchtime”

Unblocked

Ever had artistic block? Me too! So I went to a coffee shop- Thirsty Bird – got out my fibre tipped pen and drew big circles, around and again. Thought they looked like picture frames, so I drew inside them- a plant on a table next to me, a decorative birdcage hanging from the beams.Continue reading “Unblocked”

What a feast!

I came across a statue of a man,  head down,  eyes closed,  even though his hands were open in front of him.  I also saw a painting of him looking very stern,  and then I discovered that his life is celebrated on this very day: the feast of St Aldhelm, from Anglo-Saxon times. Actually aContinue reading “What a feast!”

Mama doodles

Mama Cormier blogged a great idea earlier in the week- so I had a go! Swirls of colour first, then ink patterns on top- they took ages to do, but it was a lot of fun!

Colour Fields

I heard that immersive experiences are all the rage in various art galleries around the world. Here in the UK, galleries aren’t open for a few weeks yet, so immersive experiences have to come from elsewhere. Some fine weather again today encouraged me to go out and about and I sat for a while atContinue reading “Colour Fields”

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