In my experimental painting and drawing class, Sally asked us to cut some images from magazines and use them to make a mixed media collage. She asked us to choose the pictures we were drawn to, so I put my brain to one side and went with my feelings. I found this both exciting and […]
The wonderful thing about these paintings is that you can paint anything, and you can use anything you can get your hands on to make the marks, shapes and patterns. You can use forks, paint brush handles, paint brushes, paper clips, clothes pegs, the list is endless. The most important thing is that you have lots of fun experimenting and being creative.
Left Behind is the most personal drawing I've done to date. It's a picture of myself as a child feeling lost and heart broken after the loss of my mother. I have only been able to grieve for my mother recently, as it was never safe enough for me to do so up until now. […]
Turmoil is my most recent painting. It depicts swirling grey clouds that are churning uncontrollably. There's an internal conflict, which for the time being refuses to settle.
I've just collected my textured snowy mountain from Andy, and he's framed it beautifully. The frame really does complement the painting. I've also finally named the painting Contemplation - an inward journey. After not seeing Contemplation for a while, I am able to see it with fresh eyes. The texture paste on the mountain creates […]
I've almost finished the snowy mountain textured painting, but I have reached a stumbling block. I've been having such a problem painting the snow stripes on it. It just ended up looking a mess, so I had to wipe the paint off and repaint the dark shadows so that I could try again. This is […]
After completing Stage 2 of my textured painting of a snowy mountain, I realised I needed to start working on the bottom half of the mountain. This should help give me a better picture of how the painting is developing, and it will give me an idea of how to improve it. At the moment […]
I'm continuing to work on the textured snowy mountain painting I started a couple of weeks ago. After finishing Stage 1 I can see I need to build up the colours on the mountain top so that it starts to look more like the photograph. I also need to paint the sky, which in theory […]
I'm currently experimenting with texture paste. I have to admit I do struggle getting the texture of rocks to look right with just paints, so I thought this could be a way of achieving more realistic looking rocks in my paintings. I'm going to create a textured picture of a snowy mountain using this photograph […]
I've just started to work and experiment with texturing paste to create textured paintings. It's a completely new medium for me, so it's both exciting and daunting at the same time. I'm going out of my comfort zone with the help from Mark Holloway, my tutor for the painting and drawing class I'm currently attending. […]