Sunday, 24 May 2009

more textures

I know I mentioned textiles were on the menu but I got very distracted with polyfilla, not recommended really, molding paste has a completley different texture and is a lot more durable but I like how this turned out all the same. This is a 10 x 8" canvas board, covered in polyfilla adn then Goldens fluid acrylics and gloss medium to finish. Not sure how to frame this though but I will look at it for a while and see how it goes. Its hard to capture the true colours as the bottom is more deep violet than what you see but TFL..

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Textured Surfaces

How many times can you over paint a painting :0))) - I did this as part of my 'homework' for my City & Guilds but have stripped it back and repainted it, stripped it back again and again and I still cant stop. I like the overall layout but just can't seem to get the top panel painted the way I picture it in my mind........ This is a plywood box panel measuring 24"x20" , covered in molding paste and then painted with various acrylics and oil sticks. Its a work in progress as yet. I'm sure you will see it resurface again soon with some additions to it. TFL..

Textile surfaces are swimming in my mind at the moment so maybe some will gather momentum over the next week or so as I have a few workshops lined up and I will be inspired again. Watch this space..

Monday, 11 May 2009


As part of my City & Guilds course I had to complete some monoprints, have you tried this? It is totally addictive and works equally as well on fabric as well as paper. I can't tell you how many pieces I created as they were completely all over the floor but these are some of my favs.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

some jewellery

I had to make a necklace to match a dress for going out over the weekend and made a few while I was at it. The silver pieces on these are from a previous class and necklace which I took apart, My fav is the black and white stones, no idea what they are called but I like them anyway.