Thanks for popping in today.
Was thinking about Scotland today.
Don’t know why, but I was.
Decided to make a piece of art
to celebrate a very beautiful country.
I wish we had more time to be able to explore Scotland,
but I must be careful what I wish for!
So I shall just content myself with half an hour
making a simple picture of a Scottish castle….
Found a grey, purple pink Acrylic paint piece
where I had evidently been for a walk with the brayer.
Planted the Castle mask,
from the Landscape mask set
Cover up the bunting areas with low tack masking tape.
Dust grey Slate across the castle line with one of our brushes.
Use a make-up sponge and grey and black Archival ink
to add depth to the shade.
If you dab along a piece of copy paper,
you can bring out the turrets!
Already looking very atmospheric….
Should she stop?
Or should she stay on the arty train for a little longer?
Blimey! That’s a bit radical Gray!!!
Just tearing the top off the picture!
There’s staying on the arty train,
and there’s getting on the wrong train too!
Ahh I see. She wants to shift the balance.
So she’s torn a piece off the top and then attached it at the base.
How? Spray Mount.
A path too, eh?
Yep. She knows she’s overcooked it.
Now she’s trying to regain some kind of composure.
Squaring it all up will help.
And then just as she trimmed off the side,
she saw the sea in the background….
Got to keep the sea in the background!!
Plan B it is then.
Close your eyes for a minute….
That’s not bad, Gray.
You’ve pulled it back in again.
Panel looks deliberate.
You may as well stick with a panel – you certainly can’t hide the fact that you just cut the blimming picture in half!!!
Actually, the other torn bit looks like a cloud.
If you squint….
Time to define the sea by defining the pink sky
with a brush along a piece of copy paper.
Black pencil, white pencils.
Should she flick some grasses into the front?
Or get off the train?
Let’s give it a go.
What’s the worst that can happen?
Now run the white pencil up the reeds too,
as if they were catching the sun.
More reed practice required, but you do get the depth, eh.
Not a stencil, not a stamp and not a Groovi plate in sight.
Just a mask shape of a Castle and a train.
Time to stop now and catch the ironing train.
Dave’s run out of shirts.
All aboard on the Ironing Board !!!!
love & hugs,