Catartist at Etsy

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Turner Acryl Gouache

A little while ago I bought a sample box of Turner Acryl Gouache from Jackson's Art Supplies - only £2 for six 11ml tubes (see link below for the range of colours and sets)

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I had a little play with the colours when they first arrived -

and I've been playing around with them again this evening - I quite like them so I might invest in a few more colours. They dry matt and waterproof and give quite a nice effect.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Getting back into painting, orange cat

Following on from making a start I finally got around to doing some actual painting. Started with the sheet I had coloured with turquoise acrylic and decided on a cat. I mostly used System 3 original on gessoed watercolour paper.

Wasn't sure where I was going with it but I'm quite happy with the result, I've made a start so hopefully I can keep going.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Getting back into the swing....

Haven't blogged for a while so I must get back into the swing of things. Got some great DVDs in the post - took advantage of a half price offer - now I just need the time to watch them.

Covered some paper in gesso and coloured acrylic washes so now I'm just waiting for the inspiration.

Found a cat painting that I almost started so I think I may have a go at finishing it.

And with the Queen's Jubilee last weekend Sarah and me decided to play with two mini canvases and collage them a bit. Sarah's is the 'Keep Calm' canvas - mine is the other but it's not quite finished yet....