I’m trying to get back into some art materials I haven’t used for a very long time. Oil pastels as mentioned the other day, and ink. I was struck by the lovely illustrations in my ancient Famous Five collection and so though I’d give some of them a try.
I must get better at cleaning up my nails post mani… Anyway, for this week I chose colours which reminded me of Klee’s more exploratory work, and then using striping tape to make shapes that reminded me of Assyrian Games. I hadn’t used striping tape before, and am now in love with it. Looking forward […]
I was taught that sometimes copying something can provide you with valuable insight. On various courses we were encouraged to copy parts of images to get into the mindset of an artist or learn their technique. This copy of my favourite Klee is poorly executed, the background is nothing like his for example, but all […]
Paul Klee has been described as “one of the most important artists of the early twentieth century” with a wide and varied career. Not afraid of exploring just about anything, Klee’s work is a vibrant visual delight sure to capture your imagination.
Here is a bunch of stuff I did, thought, said and looked at in 2013. I like writing these things down and having a little look back. I hope you all had a brilliant 2013, and all the best for 2014.
Another mostly restful day with some work. The sparkle project (a pinboard) is complete, so I thought I would explain that.
I was really excited about today. I wanted to really spoil myself, and it was something I had been talking about all summer. I took myself up to London, and spent all day in the National Gallery.
The weather was rather rainy today so I switched my plans round. I worked during the day and then took some time in the afternoon to do another quick drawing.
I’ve always enjoyed keeping Sunday as a quiet day. I try not to do any work if I can help it, and free myself to do whatever I want—no matter how lazy.
Saturday has been half chores, half fun things. I got the chores done early on, in between reading chapters of It. I did some more drawing and watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Read on to see how that went down.
It’s the end of my first “working week” and I’m almost as tired as I was from being at work. As mentioned on day 1, I didn’t want to just sit on my arse, so I’ve kept myself pretty busy. I’m realising why half this stuff doesn’t usually get done.
Another day, another run. More scrambled eggs. Another blissful hour of reading and writing (a soon to be published post about luck and my kitchen tap).