This watercolour has been hanging around for a while, it is a companion to some I have posted before (Revisiting 2, January 2014). In some ways it went all wrong – the colours, the quality of the paint, as the paper was not fully sized and so absorbed the liquid more. So I put it up where I keep ongoing work and it has started to haunt me a bit. I don’t know what I will do with it next, but it does ask for something else to happen. Curiously, my scanner refused to see it as a single image so I had to put a strip of tissue down to connect the two parts.
When I started blogging, I presumed I would add something at least weekly, so am somewhat daunted to find it’s over a month since my last post. I have been quite busy with random non-art activities, but also quietly progressing some new ideas. So I’m making a random post, to include a bit of non-art together with things I’m currently working on. If I wait till they are finished, it could be months.
This is a piece of party decoration that took up a lot of my time last week. I was quite happy with the way it worked out. Three different people had parties, and I made some giant letters of their names, plus a message for one of them who is leaving us, made of hand-cut paper lettering. The large letters are paper collage on mountboard.
I am also making some small cardboard figures. One set are drawings on thin card, the others are thick card with fabric collage. I have an idea for these that I’ll explain at a later date, and it’s also the start of moving (tentatively) into 3D.
And I’ll be grateful if anyone can tell me why I have never taken a decent photo with a digital camera. Convenient it is, quality – not so much.