A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Class Experiments, some results!

My Tuesday class results, the two above and below. We've been working on making concertina books, with the theme, 'our favourite walk'. My first attempt above is more abstract, and the one I favour. I was using imagery from a walk along the prom towards Holywell Bay. It is reversible, so you can see each side. However, the examples below are very kitsch/whimsical, and in fact the top one no longer exists! I didn't like it so painted over it and then produced the one below. I don't like that one either, so I'm in the process of trying another idea.

Below are examples of the watercolour experiments from my Wednesday class. We've been using different types of salt, sprinkled over the wet paint, and then waiting to see what marks are produced. You can actually see the salt on the surface in these photos, because I took them before the paint was dry, and the salt removed. That will have to wait until next week now, as I left them behind in the classroom.

The above photos are all close ups of different sections of the same piece, but below I have just taken the one photo of the whole image.

Lots of fun, and it's good to be trying out new ideas with different techniques. I'm sure there will be an overlap at some point with my textiles.
Thanks for reading.