I had a fantastic day on a sculpture workshop at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich yesterday with artist Desmond Brett. I learnt a variety of techniques that are accessible to me in my own art practice.Negative and positive casting, which included how to correctly mix the plaster. And some sculpture with found objects, Modroc and plaster. this was not using a preconceived idea we were to be led by the materials available.This was as far as I got in the time provided. I am very pleased with it.
I also did some plastering of myself! I had such a good day and learned loads 🙂
My Exhibition is over and taken down now, so it’s an Ideal time to develop a new technique. As an artist, new techniques are not often planned, they tend to just happen with experimentation, so just start painting and go with it!
These are works in progress.
This piece has had a healthy coating of homemade Gesso (over an old piece of work I didn’t want anymore) and then I just started applying paint. You can just see that the Gesso has started cracking where it was applied thick and which I think will add something to the finished piece.
This large canvas has been primed with Gesso and then I’ve applied a base colour before beginning to work the painting
This is the picture shown at the top on this page which has be worked into further.
I spent yesterday designing this years Christmas card. Yes I know it’s early, but if I don’t do it now I’d get to the beginning of December and would be struggling for inspiration even perhaps motivation in the business of the time of year!
I am really pleased with it and look forward to having it on sale 🙂
For this piece I have planned the colour layout in my art journal. To the side I am putting the colours I am actually using for the painting.
As you can see, painting does not need to cost a lot. Here I’m using an old printed canvas I bought from a charity shop! I don’t know why I started with green, it just took my fancy, if you want to paint, just enjoy it, there are no rules!
Next, blue 🙂
Next, red. If you look carefully you can see I where I put it in the wrong place. with a canvas or board, just wipe it off while it’s still wet. If it’s dried, paint over it. Don’t discard the painting because of a mistake, the layering of paint adds something to the finished piece! 🙂
I’ve been making my main piece for Turn The Page artists book fair and I’m very excited about it. It is based on my last paintingNow you’ll have to either come to Turn The Page at the Forum in Norwich or wait till I blog about it! 🙂