I was giving my eldest daughter a bath one night, swirling bubblebath around in the tub, when the bubbles suddenly grabbed my attention. They had a beautiful texture. I wondered if they could carry paint and leave a print on paper. Of course, I had to explore the idea.
This post is part of a series I started some time ago and would like to resurrect here at my new homebase. This is where I look around at my fellow artists and highlight some of the wonderful things they’ve been up to recently. Anything that catches my eye, rattles my brain, or drops my jaw ends up here. Things I feel I need company in oggling at and admiring. If it’s here, it’s good.
Last week I played with some new acrylic paints my parents-in-law were kind enough to buy me for Christmas. I didn’t really paint anything, I did pure experimentation with a bunch of acrylic mediums. I had no idea what I was doing as I’ve only ever really used a retarder and nothing else in my paint and I was also using fluid acrylics, a type of acrylic I haven’t really used either.
So I played, and this is what I came up with.
Coming soon…a series of interviews with some of my favourite artists. Artists are inspired people. But what makes them create what they create? What lights the fire that produces such wonderful work? Join me as I hope to find out. Nutty (the truth is out there)
This is the twelfth challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the challenge is… Lab 2 (Page […]
I’ve only got dud sketches for this week’s Sunday Sketches. Last week was a funk week so very little was done. First up we have an attempt to answer last week’s Illustration Friday prompt of ‘deja-vu’. I had a concept, but my brain wouldn’t supply me with an image to fully communicate what I was […]
Drawing Lab Challenge #11 – how did you do? I managed to slip off the rails somewhat and do something not quite what the challenge was asking for. I didn’t really feel like drawing something, I felt like playing with textures, so I did. I grabbed some carbon paper (of which I have a pile […]
This is a photo of my loungeroom/livingroom. I took it approximately five minutes ago. Here you can see the mess and the strong influence of my children. This is the scene I have been staring at for the last several weeks. In this shot you can see where I’ve been sitting. To the left, on […]
Apologies for the absence of this challenge for the past few weeks. The holiday season and the creation of this new blog pretty much wiped out everything for me. But! It’s back, so ready your pencils… This is the eleventh challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed […]
Cosmos, acrylic on illustration board scan and digitally altered, approx. 210 x 210 mm. Another experiment, this time with digital art. The challenge this month over at Creative Every Day is ‘cosmos’ and I couldn’t leave a word like that alone. This is the result. I’m not 100% happy with it and I may make […]