Trying new ideas on new paper

April 23, 2014 | Leave your thoughts

Last night I did something quite different… this was a completely different approach from my usual. No setup lines of any kind (including any lines made with the paint brush!)and working a background first … I am a bit excited about this – more so because of the thought process and idea that clicked than just the resultant image. (the ideas are more than just the 2 techniques mentioned above!) There was some testing of the paper in this as well so I am keen to have another go with a little more mindfulness for every brush stroke.

I am ALWAYS doing a lot of art reading and research. Looking at many books and at DVDs… often I look at stuff and say ‘i wish I could do that’. I haven’t quite worked out how to absorb in and integrate it into my own work… that is the big challenge!

I think sometimes you just have to wait for the right timing. I have been trying a lot of different things lately and last night a number of them clicked together!


In this case, the background is too strong but I’m loving some of the details to the building.


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