Friday, September 28, 2012
Sometimes it is nice to just do a drawing and not worry about making a painting or having a title or doing anything except being self indulgent and drawing what you want. Which is always girls with nice butts and tiny flowers and gothy tattoos. There are a lot of faults with this drawing but i don't care because i enjoyed drawing it.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
This week my sketchbook is looking a little neglected so i thought I'd show off a big painting I'm currently working on. I'm trying out some different painting etchniques and it's been challenging but fun. More painterly and with thick gouache rather than watercolour washes.
This is how I work, very messily. The paper is just under A3 which isn't that big, but it's huge for me. Most of my paintings are A5.
These poppies gave me hand cramps.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
I'm really excited to announce my collaboration with Stay Home Club has been released today! If you haven't seen Stay Home Club yet, it is a great company run by Olivia Mew which works with different artists to produce limited edition homewares (currently pillowcases). This is the little set I designed, you can buy them here as a set of two, or individually.
All photos from the lovely Olivia Mew.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
More twins, would you beleive? I've been experimenting with some new paper the last few weeks, this grey stuff I planned to just sketch on but as it turns out it's terrible to draw on, but dreamy to paint on. Watercolours aren't opaque enough for it so this is all gouache and coloured pencil. This was my third attempt at this, as the first two times i rubbed out the underdrawing too much and the paper completely disintegrated. It's also pretty hard to scan, so the colours don't look quite right here...
This week i've stopped eating wheat and dairy. Wheat for just a little bit... i like bread too much to stop for real. I get stomach aches a lot, and i've always put it down to anxiety but i figured it was worth experimenting with diet and seeing if that works. I sort-of gave up dairy ages ago, but lately that damn cheese has been creeping back in (..to my mouth ) so I'm putting a flat stop to it. Dairy does not agree with me. Anyway i'll see how my guts feel in a week or two or three.
Here's a nice photo my friend Sarah took of me when we went to the Botanic gardens last week. There is a nice blog post about it over on Battle Sisters