Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Well I am back at work again... it is good to see everyone and get back into a routined day again. The students don't start till mid February but I am pretty busy ordering brushes, paper, paint, mediums, ink and pens etc... I have a storeroom full of boxes to be opened and it will be like Christmas all over again.

little pencil drawings (a bit light) of new ideas...

I haven't been sleeping very well lately (I have things on my mind) and find myself getting up 4 - 5 times a night to get a drink or go to the toilet before I can settle into sleep. But last night I decided to do a few drawings to wile away the hours, I have posted one page of them.

I have had these ideas running around in my head about a different technique to try. I saw it on a poster a few years ago and thought 'I will try that one day'. Well I think today might be the day...? The idea is to paint colours in the background and then to paint over this leaving some of the these colours showing through becoming foreground characters. It will be interesting as I am thinking that I will be able to pick and choose which parts of the background I want to keep and what I want to dull back. Well that is what I am hoping will happen... will let you know.

5 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

welcome back katherine! i think the new technique will add even more depth to your already beautiful work. it seems like i've posted lots of failed experiments lately...you are welcome to join my club(but i hope you don't!)
beth

Jeannie said...

I'm in awe of your work and I can't wait to see whatever it is you come up with next because I know I'll luv it!

Jeannie

Carine b said...

Happy to "see"you again...& glad to find you in a good health!!!You need some changes & if I have understand it will be "superbe"!!!Impatient to see the rest...See you soon!!

justagirl said...

Hi Beth
I would love to join your club, I will be in good company.

Hey Jeannie
Thanks for your lovely comments.

Good to 'see' you again too Carine... thanks for being a great friend.

DRQuinn said...

Being a rubbish sleeper is in the family. GM wasn't that flash at it and Dads a night owl so we're doomed to be awake when everyone else isn't!