Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Virus and Paint

So I've had this virus for the past week or so. Gotta couple new symptoms just when I thought I was getting better, a few red spots like a rash have appeared and I feel so wiped out. Physically drained and like I've been drugged.

Oh well. Moving on. I wanted to share some things I've been doing lately. Mixed media art. Pushing around real paint instead of pixels. Get my hands messy. Cutting pretty paper and gluing and alsorts of wonderful creative fun. These are just glimpses. Mainly "works in progress".

My little makeshift studio - ha - it's the dining room table and a nice Ikea freestanding kitchen unit. It works for me. Is my little space. I've got a great storage unit in my office (where Steve and I work) for all my art supplies so it's easy to clear away and get a nice dining room table back if we have visitors etc..
It really is mixed media. I'm using a combination of acrylic paints, watercolour crayons, graphite pencils, oil pastels and even 3d character software. I'll share more about that in another post. I've been using 3d character design software in my digital art for a long time now and was thrilled to be able to use it as a reference in my trad art pieces. It's interesting stuff. I need to sort out doing a "start to finish" so you can see what I mean.Finally, I've not been taking part in the daily photo challenge at Her Space | My Space as regularly as normal due to not being well. So I thought I'd chek it out today and the word is "Lumpy". Here's a photo of my paint palette - it's lumpy as anything.

Oh yeah, one more thing, look at this lovely little snowglobe. My son bought it for me when he was on holiday at Disney in Orlando recently. It's just a perfect little gift. I love Disney, snowglobes and art. I collect snowglobes. Isn't it a perfect combination of those things! How cool is that?!
Hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday


Darcy said...

Loving the lumpy paint, and all the mixed media stuff, makes me want to reach for a paintbrush!

Rach said...

Wow I love all your paintings. I really, really should find the time to dabble.x

Zoe said...

They look fantastic, wish I had the courage to try something like that!

jeanie oliver said...

Now that is a husband to dream for that will let you paint and make jolly messes.
I like the lumpy, gave me a good insight into your world.

Sue Nicholson said...

Firstly sorry to hear that you have been unwell :-(

A couple of friends, actually there are three, are poorly/run down at the moment. One went to the Doctors last night with a rash fearing it was shingles, it wasn't :-)

Do hope that you are starting to recover now. Exhausting is just so horrible.

Great photos, so very interesting and I for one would love to see a start to finish.

Guess what! I collect Christmas snow globes! Just love them :-)Great minds and all that.

Take Care Di and be gentle with yourself . . . Sue :-)

Dani said...

All pretty but I do love the pink one!!!

Praying that you feel better soon. lots of love, Dani