In the wake of some less successful watercolour experiments I’ve spent a bit less time than usual on my arty projects, only really making some cards for various family birthdays.
On and off I have been working on some fineliner drawings, I’ll likely finish them with watercolour paints but I haven’t quite made the leap yet.
The first is another harbour type scene since I really liked the general idea last time.
And the other is a stormy scene inspired by the wonderful work of childrens illustrator Il Sung Na. (http://www.ilsungna.com/home.htm)
I’ve been painting!
It’s great to have been painting again after all my wire work in the last wee while, I decided that I’d have another go with watercolours. I unearthed some photos I took up near Ullapool a few years ago and chose one of Loch Broom to use.
Here’s the result:
It’s fine, It hasn’t photographed particularly well but it’s ok. I enjoyed painting it but I’m not convinced by the result.
I now have a little of my wire work on display in a local cafe. Which is pretty cool.
I spent a while on Friday setting out some of my creations in one of the display cabinets at the lovely Fresh Coffee Shop (Dunfermline). It’s a fantastic and very friendly cafe, well worth a visit if you’re local.
Here’s a few wee pictures of how it turned out:
I’m quite glad its all set up now, this week has been a wire week and I’ve been itching to get the paints back out again for another wee play.
It’s already a month into the new year…I’m not really sure how that happened or where the month went.
It’s been quite a while since I did any bloggy stuff, I’ve been doing plenty of arty stuff but just not really documenting it, partly because of camera problems (I lost the memory card).
Anyway I do have a few pictures of some of the things I’ve been up to and I fully intend to look for my memory card at some point, soonish, maybe later.
So here is a wee painting of Sammy the Samoyed;
I really really hate painting white dogs. Really. (I painted Sammy under duress, it’s amazing what parents can guilt you into doing when they put their minds to it.)
I’ve still been painting lots of silhouette style paintings, birds and landscapes mostly.
Here’s a seascape that I tried to add a bit more light into;
And another of my birds on wire paintings.
I’m planning on posting a bit more regularly again…so keep an eye out.
I spent Saturday morning happily painting and making.
It was a real treat being able to spend time being arty and crafty.
The painting was just a wee one of Castle Cambell and the Ochil Hills as a wedding gift for a friend. A little bit of Scotland for them to take to their new home together in London.
I also made a nice seaglass necklace and earring set.
I’m looking forward to try and get some more arty time this Saturday….now just to think of a project…hmm…paints? Jewellery? Wire?
I haven’t posted in a long while, things have been really busy for me lately with a new job, personal/family problems and a two week holiday to France. I am still very very busy but It really bothered me not having posted in so long.
So here I am.
The only arty time I’ve had has been during my holiday soo that’s what I’ll focus on here.
Here are a few pictures.
France was lovely we were in the Landes region, plenty of opportunity to visit the coast, we even took a short trip into Spain.
Hmm…I’ve just realized I’ve no pictures of the paintings I worked on when we were away, It’s late now so I’ll take some and do another quick post tomorrow.
To be continued…