Artists Book

Wow what a big upheaval, 6 weeks of changing my studio, I’ve allowed myself in to work at last! I wanted things to be finished before I moved back in. Saying that, there is still a few things I’d like to give attention but they are not obstructive.

I uncovered some old textile work in the big sort out and thought I might be able to use it for a call to artists I’m considering.

Adding some more colour to it on my table and considering adding organic Items.
The decision to turn it into an artists book was suggested to me and I liked that idea. ๐Ÿ™‚
Keep watching to see how it takes shape!

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New Technique

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.

So watch this space for progress! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sixty Four Squares – The beginning

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Recycling Canvas

Another painting finished. This one has had several incarnations before this. It had a finished painting on it and then I wanted to paint over it because it had been around for a while. It got painted over more than once in the process of producing this final piece.

Yellow Arc – acrylic on canvas

Recycled Substrates

My husband recently ordered a white board and when it arrived I eagerly claimed the packaging. A large, reinforced piece of corrugated cardboard was going to be my next challenge! First lots of primer!

A layer of pale grey as well to get me started and then my automatic drawing!ย 

A good start but I know I knew a good few layers of paint would be needed to compensate for the texture of the cardboard.

I like it but yet more layers are needed ๐Ÿ™‚

Recycled Note Book Covers

I am so pleased with my new product, recycled notebook or sketch book covers.These have been re-cycled from the very fashionable and popular PVC advertising signs. Obviously these awful things are not biodegradable and so will sit in landfill for ever so I have come up with a practical use for them instead of throwing them away.

I hand paint the the lengths of PVC and then sew them into shape. Then this turns into what I think are very desirable book covers with pencil loops onย the front ๐Ÿ™‚ย Keep a look out as these will be soon available on my Etsy shop