Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Finger painting Monet style

Hi there you wait for one post to come along and today you are stuck with two from me!

A few weeks ago I was looking at this Monet painting, The Lily pond, at an art class I go too.

I liked it so much we all in the class had a go of doing our own lily pond. Well me, being me, ended up painting with my finger! I find it so freeing using my fingers to paint with, I just tense up when I have a brush in my hand.

Hope you like it xx

Inspired by Paul Kleen

Hi there thanks for calling by.

I am still looking at artists that inspire me and lately I have been looking at Paul Klee.

If you don't know his work, this is the picture I got inspiration from yesterday:-

Mmm I thought, I could do that, but my way. Thinking of all the shapes that are important in my life, I set too work.

I started with a sheet of acrylic cheap paper and basically just stuck odd bits on it, like my empty B.P tablet packets, netting from satsumas, bits of packaging, just everything that would normally be thrown away in other households. Then I covered everything in  Gesso, crackle paste, texture sand paste, Glass bead texture gel. So I had loads of texture on it. Texture makes me very Happy.

Sorry I should of taken a better picture, but You get the idea!

Next I painted in all in acyclic black paint, let it dry. Drew on my shapes in chalk and painted those shapes white, as I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it yet! 

Then with lots of layers of colour, I filled in those shapes. (you might want to get a cup of tea at this point as there are lots of pictures to come)

So here you have all the things that are important to me in my life. My children in the shape of a figure, my husband is the Treble clef with the heart in it, the sun, nature in the shape of a flower, my cats, my ducks, a paint brush, as art is my life line and bits of heart (love) are included too.

Hope you can see all the texture and cracks.  Husband doesn't like it (always hurtful, but hey ho, we are all different) but hope someone out there does like it! xxx

Friday, 10 July 2015

A bit Monet

Hi folks

I want to enter the DecoArt competition to win some of their lovely goodies. (because you can never have too much paint, can you?)
They asked for paintings that we had done inspired by a famous artist. So here is a painting I did inspired by Monet a short time ago. It is of a local lily pond.

  Hope you like it x