Sunday, 28 August 2016

well for the last few weeks I have been very busy and haven't had a lot of time to paint. We went to Scotland for our son's wedding. It was a long journey but of course we had a fabulous time.
Now I am back and I have lots of new ideas to try out.
Firstly I did an acrylic painting using just a palette knife for the flowers. It was fun and interesting to do..
Then I decided to try my hand at mixed media art. I have seen lots of it online and have watched a lot of dvd's. I just love the finished results and have been going to have a go for a long time now.
Here are the results.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

I have had a lot of fun in the last few days, experimenting with inks, watercolours, acrylics and Brusho.

I had put off buying any Brusho as I wasn't sure that I would know what to do with it. However, I saw a few demos on Hochanda and decided to invest is a box of 12 pots.
I then found a few art demos on Youtube and watched them to see what I might be able to do.
I also went into town and bought some mica sprays as I have seen Sheena Douglass on tv , doing some amazing backgrounds with mica powders.

I had no idea what I was going to do or where to start, so I just sprayed the paper and dropped inks and brusho onto the wet paper.....
I still have to learn when to STOP as I do tend to fiddle. I also need to learn to let layers dry before adding more pigment....otherwise you just get MUD.
However, I had some kind of success and here are the results.