Still struggling to keep up with my studies – yesterday I had a total meltdown!
I stormed off to my studio and started squeezing paint! This image really doesn’t do justice to the dimensional nature of the finished piece, so I captured these close-ups to show you just how much paint I used!
I called this one Faces because I can see a strange looking face in the bottom left corner of the image. Can you see it too?
The Tram Tracks in this one were created when I vented some of my frustration using the wrong end of the paint brush!
The Coffee Rings were created using a selection of circular objects pressed into the thick paint.
This one reminds me of a stormy sea – a bit like how I was feeling at the time!
But the exercise worked it’s usual magic. By the time I was done, the feelings had transferred their trauma to the canvas leaving me able to move on.
P.S. I’m still waiting for the paint to finish drying!
I’ve been totally overwhelmed by academic overload of late! But I have been painting … here are some of my latest creations!
I’ve been using quite a lot of thread and string in my art work recently – a reflection on how I’ve been feeling, perhaps? I created this using recycled cardboard and packaging, string, brads, spray paint and acrylic paint.If you look at the enlarged image you can see how dimensional the paint is!
Some more recycled cardboard and packaging, machine stitched and painted with acrylic paint and acrylic ink using a selection of stencils.I created this piece alongside a stitched postcard that I made for the Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. I’ll post a picture of the postcard once I know it’s been safely received.
This is my favourite piece. Unlike the other two pieces, this was created in a much more intuitive manner while reflecting on an issue that I am currently dealing with. Like the others it uses a recycled cardboard base, together with acrylic paint and acrylic ink. Which one’s your favourite?