This morning I’ve been thinking about how the creative process sometimes works during a day. Let me just preface this by saying that yesterday was the third twelve hour working day on the trot. Not really ideal, and not intentional.
It’s been a while since I painted with my Chinese brushes and it shows! I’m still working towards fish on a used tuna can. This is a bit too formal maybe. Not the worst though. Meanwhile I’ve been strumming away
Painted with this interesting Japanese painting set given to me by Mary West.
I’ve wanted to draw/paint chillis ever since I saw a Mary West painting of chillis in an exhibition in Dublin years ago. I wanted to buy that painting but, for some reason now well forgotten, I didn’t. Anyway. At last.
Not the best really. The trees are a bit insipid and their shapes are too regular. I can do better. I will do better.
Regular visitors to this blog (that’s you Jane) will know that I like to apply paint to different surfaces and shapes. I’m rather keen on the idea of tuna cans at the moment. I was kind of pleased with the
So, today I came across some items on Pinterest about things to do with tin cans. I didn’t see anything about using them for candles, as I’ve done but there was mention of decorating them in various ways. I spray
It looks better in real life than in this photo. Really.
Phew! It’s not that good but it represents, for me, an escape from paper flowers and a return to some painting. And painting on teabags. And using gouache and brushes. I’m a bit relieved. Why? Well, because I went through
This is a bit rough and ready but I did it in about an hour just to see if it would work. I found a picture in Pinterest yesterday that showed how to draw spirals on an egg shell. It
There’s a limit to what you can do with pistachio shells to make a face. Maybe I should say that there’s a limit to what I can do with pistachio shells to make a face. I had a go at
Trying to work out whether or not this is creepy. Just coming up to 8 am. I have a bit of a muscle spasm in my back, the result of a 12 hour adjudicating day on Saturday, not enough sleep
This is what I wanted to do this evening. So I did it. I love pandas.