What do you do when you run out of Gesso? Make your own! 2 parts PVA glue 1 to 2 parts pigment. (I use either black or white acrylic paint) 2 parts talcum powder. (Baby talc works too) 1 to 2 parts water. Use enough to create the consisteny you need. Mix everything together. Keep… Read More Do it Yourself
Yesterday I told you that I was looking forward to some crafty time with my little grandson. Well, we did have fun, and here’s a bad photograph to show you how we got started This poor quality snap was taken without him realising, and it would have been impossible to do so later on in… Read More The (im)perfect answer
I’m not sure if those that embarked upon it would exactly agree, but in restrospect it will seem like fun! Ten days ago I published the first in a small series of drawing exercises. Today the next step is published, so take a look later in the day to see it. If you decide to… Read More A fun exercise
You will think that’s a strange title as I have nothing of consequence to show you at the moment. However, I was reminded of something earlier today and I thought I would tell you a little story. There comes a point in most pieces of work when you are finished! Sometimes, however, that isn’t the… Read More Work in Progress
From time to time I add a new tutorial to this site. I did so again on Sunday. It relates to a little ‘workshop’ featured here. It isn’t a technical workshop – well, neither is the tutorial, but both are intended to get you using bits and pieces that you have around the place, and… Read More New Tutorial
It’s surprising what a couple of squirts will do! I’ve been playing around in readyness for the rest of this tutorial. Thought you might like to have a go too, it does help to focus the mind, even if it seems as though it’s a ‘bad’ week.
Scribble on paper a few times using the media of your choice (I used Shiva Paintstiks). Scan it, then choose an area and copy and paste it a few times. (You can even do that in ‘Paint’ if you don’t have a graphics program. Almost instant design! Go on, give it a try.
I have to admit that as soon as I committed to a post a day I felt that the decision was rash. How on earth could I find time to write something of interest every day for the next year? Would anyone want to read it? Were my views actually of any interest or import? … Read More Oops, I’ve gone all wrinkly
The thing about inspiration is that it comes when it will, and nothing can force it! Sometimes things lie dormant for weeks, months or even years before the moment of ‘birth’ arrives. When I was a child we lived in Surrey. One of our favourite places to visit was Newlands Corner, a spot on the… Read More Inspiration
Well, I’ve revisited the technique I talked about earlier in the week. Here is a little tutorial to prove it! Enjoy