Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In Melissa Guest's Ballet Journal I, Janie O'Brien, created a series of ballet studies under spotlight. I found a number of illustrations on Pinterest for this piece. I resized them appropriately, printed them out on matt photo paper, then fussy cut them out. The background was painted matt black, and the spotlights were painted in with with a wash of diluted white gouache.
Friday, April 10, 2020
I love music. I love singing. I do it often in the car, where no one else can hear me. Unfortunately I'm shite....
But anyway. When Wendy announced that her journal theme was Inspiring Music, I thought yes! I have so many favourite songs, or pieces of songs, or lyrics. It was actually a bit challenging deciding on which song to focus on.
In the end I decided on Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb. This song was released in 1979 as part of The Wall album, and what a masterpiece this album was. I think I first heard it when I was about 16. I love music with a story, and this whole album is a story, about a musician called Pink and his struggles with depression and drugs.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020
I'm usually full of ideas but not this time. So I thought I'd start with a background of ink in Jenny's favourite colour - green.
Then I had a play with some acrylic paint and did a few flowers but still no plan.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
I used a canvas paper pad, (pre gesso'd) as the background for both the ocean I painted and the picture I downloaded and cut out of Billie Eilish (from another artist, acknowledged on the illustration itself), I saved it from a free site called pixabay. I used a green fluro acrylic paint to colour her jumper, Billie has been seen wearing fluro colours often when spotted by paparazzi. Her face, the Tarantula, baby spiders, the crown on her head and her necklaces were already coloured in. On the opposite page I stamped a pair of eyes on the ocean painting to represent her song 'Ocean Eyes', this stamp is made by Jane Davenport art supplies. The two brands of acrylic paints I used were by Jane Davenport and Ceramcoat. I superimposed the verses and chorus' of the song by printing it on tracing paper; so that the picture of the ocean could still be transparent. I hope it looks alright, I had so much fun creating this, thank you for this fun opportunity Wendy, Melissa ❤