Plenty going on though – I know some of these are blurry, but the animals aren’t inclined to cooperate with the camera!
I’ve just finished my entries for the International Signature Swap 2013 organised by Erika Husselmann. It was such fun last year that I couldn’t resist doing it again. The rules have changed a bit from previous years, you can find all the details on the Art Swappers website. I’ve used Hahnemuhle 140gsm drawing paper, and started by adding a few layers of Golden acrylics with by Gelli Plate. Once that was dry and I had spent some time looking at them, I worked back into them with more paint, and Derwent Art Bars. I love the idea of the Art Bars but, in practice, I find I remove what I’ve done more times that I leave it on. I really to prefer adding extra marks with paint or pen. So, here’s what I created last night:
I needed to get some art time in, so I shouted myself an online course with Carla Sonheim. I own one of her books and love it, and when I saw that she had a course on landscapes using a Gelli Plate I couldn’t resist. I’m loving the course and will be doing it all over again with a friend in a couple of week’s time. Here’s what I have done today; each piece has been back to the Gelli Plate probably 7 or 8 times. I love the process she teaches, and her calm approach. I may yet work into these a bit more, but need to really look at them first.