Sunday, 14 February 2016

February Daily

This is my second post about working daily in my sketchbook through February.  My first post can be found here.

Day 7
A collage using papers I already had.

I went back to this page from last week and woroked into it with Neocolor I crayons.

Day 8
I was trying out a colour exercise from Dina Wakley but it didn't totally work out!

I went back to start working into this.  Still needs work.

Day 9
I made quite a few monprints with my gelli plate limiting the colour scheme. These are just a few of them.  I used sketchbook paper and Deli paper for the prints.

This sketchbook page started from putting the wet stencil from the monoprinting onto the page.  I went back and used Pan Pastels through the stencil on the left.

Day 10
A collaged background using some of the monoprints plus some other bits.

Day 11
I glued one of the monoprints into my sketchbook and then collaged the pieces on the right.  I drew round the image of the leaf on the left that was part of the monoprint.

Day 12
Another collage.

Day 13
I limited myself to a few sheets of paper on the table next to me and used the same papers in each of these 3" square collages.  When the glue was dry I used a bottle top and white acrylic paint to stamp circles and then sketched over the top with a black pen.

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Friday, 12 February 2016

More from my Venice project

I saw this blog post by Anna-Karin Evaldsson and thought I could do something similar for my Venice sketchbook.

Apart from the fact that I didn't have the same stencils, colours of paint or ink pads - but that aside I'd give it a go.  I stuck some Italy related bits and pieces that I had bought from Julie Kirk - she made this pack especially for me.  I painted over it with a yellow acrylic mixed with glaze medium.

I stencilled some brown paint.

Added some more stencilling with a flesh colour acrylic.

Stamped randomly over it all

Stencilled again and decided it was all rather brown.

So I mixed some yellow glaze and put it over the top and then decided it was too yellow!

So painted grey over it and then wiped some of it off.

I had mixed a lot of the yellow glaze so I stencilled a piece of Deli paper with it.

 I used gel medium to glue some pieces of painted repair tissue onto it.

I used some stamps designed by Michelle Ward and then I started on the red paint.  I read the instructions again - I wonder why really because apart from the number of layers it's nothing like Anna-Karin's piece.  Anyway she had said use texture paste.

I mixed the red paint with the fibre paste - which of course made it a bit pink!  Anyway, I stencilled the shapes with the fibre paste and then when it was dry tried to darken it with black paint and then lighten it with buff white.

By this time, I decided I'd be better off leaving it alone for a bit.  I will come back to it when I decide what it needs.  It's not saying Venice to me yet.

What would you do with it?

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PS: If you would like to look back at the pages of my Venice sketchbook to date click on Venice in the list below.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Glimpses of Jesus 6

Glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament is a year long bible study written by Simon Clay of Jubilee Church Solihull.   You can join in at any time.

Today's post is about the sacrifice that Abraham was to make of Isaac in Genesis 22.

I found a photograph of a lamb rather than a lamb caught up in branches (see Genesis 22:13) and put the verse on using Publisher.   I printed it out the full size of my journal page.

Do have a look back through the posts on the Glimpses of Jesus blog where you will find links to other people's art and poetry.

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