Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hi everyone! :-)
So I bought some new materials for my mixed media art and I will be trying out new expressive work using lovely natural beeswax and damar resin which I think is beautiful.
Just trying to get the time to get started as I never seem to have enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do! I have also recently collecting beach finds like sea glass, nice stones, chaney, pottery chards, driftwood too as I love to unwind by going beachcombing for these items and intend to make some little crafts, small amount of jewellery, sea pictures etc., for selling as I have always loved doing this when I was a child and am enjoying re-kindling my love for this type of collecting.
I have to be careful though because I am inclined to love so many things  (love everything!) that I can get waylaid with so many ideas (my mind never stops!) that in the end I get very little done and am inclined to be a lot of 'talk' and not enough 'action'! LoL  :-) So I have to watch that!
Bought beautiful new acrylic inks and experimented with them - great fun ! And the colours are scrumptuous! I started off by laying down the colours - autumnal hues, and then added more and then mopped up some of the intensity and it came out like below so see what you think. I will probably put a few more colours down so it may not be finished yet! At any of these three stages this painting could have been a finished painting. The middle one seems to be the most popular one . Take a look and see what you think. :-)

I call it "Autumn Glory 1".....acrylic inks on watercolour paper....

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hi all! :-)
I came across this old rolled up canvas yesterday and unrolled it to have a look. I did it when I was mad about Jackson Pollock's work at the time. It was a great freeing up exercise at the time and I love colour as you know. My friend loved it as she can see an old coach and horses in it, like in Victorian times and I see it myself - can you? :-)
I called it "Coach and four" - see what you think. It is a long one at 167.64cm x 45.72cm ( 5 and a half feet x 1 and a half feet). It is done in mixed paints...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

So guys..... I did another bit to this one today....see what you think. :-)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hi everyone,

I am working on this small collage with acrylic inks and paint at the moment.
It's a little bit different and I am enjoying it very much, and I will probably finish it shortly.  I will also put up a final photo of it when it is fully finished but this is where I am at now.

My exhibition at the Axis Arts and Community Centre in Ballymun, Dublin has ended and I will be collecting my paintings  during the week. When I am  exhibiting with the paintings gone to the venue and hanging, I have lots of space here for a while but when I get paintings back, suddenly I am choc-a-bloc with them again with the unsold ones trying to find space for them!  Ah well - that's the way it goes! :-)

Autumn is in and the leaves are turning colour - it is my favourite season for colour! I will be snap happy with my camera soon and will use some as reference for paintings, can't wait.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! 
Here is a pic of the painting I am working on: