Saturday, 27 November 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
I've had a tin of 24 Inktense pencils for a while and recently bought some additional ones on eBay so I now have all 72 colours! (71 colours plus an outliner pencil) They're quite interesting to use as they're watercolour pencils that are quite vibrant when you run a damp paintbrush over your paper but then dry to give a waterproof finish.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
I've got a little bit further with my experiment - gave them a couple of coats of acrylic paint (process magenta and deep violet) but then decided the colours were a little dark so I've given them another coat of the same colours lightened with titanium white. Once this has dried properly I'll get on with decorating them.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Still taking to time to play with my new camera when I get the chance. It was raining early this morning but had stopped by the time I got outside. Took a few shots, raindrops on the Acer, cropped a photo to give an abstract light effect, a burst of raindrops on a little flower.
Saturday, 18 September 2010
This is a little experiment – I’ve decided to recycle two cat ornaments that I’ve had for quite a few years. I got them at a car boot sale because they were bright and quirky but I never really liked the colours or their faces. They’re made of some sort of lightweight wood type material, I forgot to take a ‘before’ picture but I’m sure you’ll get the idea.
I painted a quick layer of acrylic gesso over them then smoothed Golden light molding paste over their faces and over the chest of the larger cat (he was wearing a tie and I didn’t like it!). When this is dry I’ll apply another layer of gesso before I start any painting.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Daler Rowney have relaunched their System 3 range of acrylics and had a competition on their website. Paint a picture in acrylic using only yellow and blue - I emailed them to check that you could use white to mix. I painted 'The Golden Boy' - he looks a bit orange but it's actually Cad Yellow Deep. He's an amalgamation of a few of my cats.