Thursday, 8 December 2011

Thursday up-date

I hope all you UK residents are holding on to your hats!  It is certainly blowing a hooley here and I know up north it is even worse. 
 I have managed to fit a bit of creativity in.  
Here are four gouash and indian ink resist pieces I have been experimenting with.  They look rather better here than in reality.  Linda Kemshall did a demo on DMTV which I don't subscribe to at the moment (Too many other things going on) but a quick google soon came up with a few explanations.
I have coloured them with my Koh-i-noor intense watercolour dyes.

It has also been back to the cutlery drawer for me.  On the left is a cut out inspired by Matisse and on the right a collage formed from cutlery shapes cut from the insides of envelopes.   I managed to make the cut out all in one piece - but I could do with a new blade in my craft knife.  Not sure how to develop the envelope collage so I took a couple of copies on the scanner.

Here is one of them which I have been working on with a black Sharpie pen. You can see the different textures from the envelopes better in this detail.
Not sure yet if this is the finish I want. Without any work the textures are rather too subtle.

Thank you for all the comments on my previous post,  I have managed to clock up 150 followers so I shall arrange a give-away, but not sure if if I will fit it in before Christmas.  On Saturday I shall be supporting the Artists Network Bedfordshire at the Dickensian Fayre at The Disovery Centre, Stockwood Park in Luton - although I'm not sure what times I shall be there. (No, we're not dressing up) So if you live in the area, please pop in.

Keep warm


Clare Wassermann said...

I'm looking forward to trying the guache and ink - I have them ready on my table but time presses so...I love your tree and moon one in particular xx

Eileen said...

It's always a treat to see a new post from you Jill. I love the depth nad richness of colour in the pictures at the top - just what I need on a dull winter's day.

Printed Material said...

What Eileen says is true Jill, these really brighten up the day. Glorious, intense colour is just the ticket on these dull and very very windy and wet days .The left hand cut-out page is very effective. I have a book about Matisse called 'Drawing with Scissors' and your piece would fit right in. Have fun on Saturday!

ju-north said...

Always something unusual and interesting in your blog!

Menopausalmusing said...

I loved the term "blowing a hooley!!!
My, but I am enjoying your sketchbook project, particularly the cutlery work with the envelope linings.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Lovely gouaches. Also really like your sketchbook/journal. Very artistic.
best from Tunisia, nadia

Emma said...

Love the resists, must google it myself. I love the simplicity of Matisse, something that takes a lifetime to acieve!