New series – testing the waters…

I’m starting a new abstracted landscape series based on aerial photographs of Italy. I’ve done 60 or so sketches and now I’m starting to play with colours and materials. Once I’m happy with this stage, I’ll take the project onto canvas. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been working on.

Spent a whole day doing ‘stuff’!!!!

Well, I got all my “real” work out of the way yesterday and spent today in the my art room.

Last weekend I went to SENZ in Hamilton and bought a kit to make a woven beaded bag – and have had the kits staring at me ever since. Once I found the time, it was easy to do and I love it 🙂

I also did a class with Nerida the “decoupage queen” – and made a fake Russian Icon – I love it even more than the bag. In fact, I loved it so much I got a friend to go back and buy dozens of Madonna images to make more icons. Anyone want one for a Christmas present? LOL

I’ve also been playing with my paints – thinking about the Northern Lights, and also abstracting the Patea townscape. All good fun…