Yesterday’s cherry blossoms were pretty lumpy and one-dimensional. Gouache is not subtle. I did this one this morning in watercolour on an eggshell. It’s closer to what I want to achieve. A few more goes maybe and I’ll be satisfied!
… it’s my art. I’ve been fooling around with gouache, egg shells and ideas. Doing some wood stuff as well but it’s not ready to be exposed to the cold light of day just yet. Here’s today’s output. It’s a
You know, I’ve been trying to paint a Christmas tree for years. This one isn’t perfect but it’s as I saw it in my head. It’s the gouache. It really does give me confidence.
I love this stuff. It suits me. It’s much easier to manage than water colour which always seems to run away from me and get out of control. Gouache is thicker, but you can still blend and layer it. You
Who needs tea bags when you can have … EGG SHELLS!!
just finished examining in Letterkenny. It’s just after 6. I’ll leave in about 20 mins. Back home 10 ish. This was my bit of creativity for the day, done in a bit of a gap between candidates. It’ll have to
I’m in Letterkenny. I drove up yesterday morning, examined yesterday afternoon and again this morning. Crashed out in the Radisson Blu hotel this afternoon and I’ll be examining all day tomorrow, driving home tomorrow night. Sunday will be my first
There is a woman called Ruby Silvious and she is the queen of painting on tea bags. Here’s her Instagram feed which will provide some evidence of her skill and precision. Beautiful work. I was reading an interview with her
Bringing a few things together here. I was wondering how to get some celtic knotwork onto used tea bags. Last night I tried using carbon paper on bags that I had prepared with acrylic medium. It didn’t really work. The
This was the poem I recited for one of my speech and drama diploma exams.