Sunday, July 29, 2012

words have wings so speak good things...

I think I'd mentioned that I had bookmarked this year as my year of knowledge and so far it has been more than I would have ever expected.  Apart from all the information and guidance it has really made me think about what I am doing, what I want to do and where I am going... really big scary stuff.   One of the big things that came up was that I really wanted to get more drawing into my work.  It is a hard feeling to put into words but I feel like I am needing to re-invent my style a little, put more of myself in there.  

So last night I had a little play while I thought about what I love doing... and what I love doing is this: painting {smallish}, cutting things out, drawing, collage, working on paper and telling a story.  I also love working in photoshop making {surface} patterns from my images.  I think I can incorporate all of these things into my art work?   So I am thinking that for the rest of this year and maybe some of the next year {as well as being a year of knowledge} it will also be a year of play, re-invention and discovery.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

big big big painting...

I have been filling my brain and time the last few months with Flora Bowley's Bloom True course.  Being such a small, tight painter it was quite scary to be face to face with a 750mm square canvas!!!  But the way Flora guided us through her process it was quite liberating and so nice to know there was no such thing as a mistake. 
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Unfortunately I didn't take any shots of the layers that made up the following painting, so this is as far as I have gotten with this one...  I have called her 'little red'.

Can you see the wolf in the background?

I really love the bit on the bottom left hand side of this one.