Monday, 28 May 2012

Sun spots

WOW what lovely weather we've been enjoying at the moment! It's great seeing everyone much more relaxed and in their summer clothes, lots of pretty dresses and tops around. Not sure the world is ready for my ghost like legs yet though, may have to get out the fake tan!

Anyway, I've been looking around for new things to draw and finding all sorts of things now the light is brighter. I spotted this the other day as the sun shone through my dinning room window and thought how beautiful it was. I managed to get a snap of it before the sun moved round, I love the texture and the patterns. So this afternoon I'm going to have a go at translating it into a drawing as well as finishing a drawing sheet off I started a while ago and haven't managed to complete yet.

Keep happy enjoy the sun :-)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Should really be doing housework!

Part of today was set aside to do housework, but so far not a cloth or hoover has been picked up or pushed round oopps! The reason for this is an old printing block I inherited, that has been whispering quietly to me for months now.

I've been wanting to build it into a design of some description as it's so beautiful and if it could really talk it would tell us some interesting stories. So I've been experimenting with it and how to translate the partial design. I tried mono printing, that didn't work but it maybe something to keep trying. I tried a rubbing, but not quite the effect I want. I would splurge some dye on a pad and dip into that as it would have been used in the old days, but I like the patina on it now and don't want to ruin it. Anyway played around and I now have it on the paper surface I prepared. I'm going to repeat certain parts of it and draw and paint building up layers and images. I'll let it develop organically and hopefully something beautiful will appear.