Thursday, April 29, 2010
It's been a while since l blogged...been very busy painting and getting a couple of canvases ready for an art show this weekend. I was well on schedule to get it all done about 2 weeks ago, but l had a disaster with paint retarder....l won't go into it but the moral of the story is, when you have bottles of painting products that all look the same, best to read the labels first before you go doing a final coat of vanish and instead paint a nice thick layer of paint retarder all over your newly finished and much laboured over canvas!! *sigh* but l managed to save it , in fact , l think it looks better the second time around...will post some photos once it's up on the wall, might even pop my mug in the photo too!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I thought today l would post some pictures of the work l'm usually known for. I started leadlighting as a hobby some 15 odd years ago, it turned into an obssession about 14 years ago.......over the years I've done all sorts of 2D and 3D work in many different styles and l have a lot more planned to do , especially around the house! I have a fabulous dragonfly window waiting to go into it's designated spot, and l have a matching front door designed . I also intend to do the bathroom window as well as internal doors to help let some more light into passageways while keeping privacy , particularly for the bathroom and mummy and daddy's bedroom!! I've done a lot of commision work over the years ( the magpie window shown is one of them) as well as designed a lot of leadlight for other artists in my circle. Hopefully once the home studio is built l'll be uyp and running again, doing all of my own projects as well as getting back into commission work. Hope you enjoy my stuff as much as l do =)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Have been on a bit of a hiatus over the last week or so. About the only thing l've had any motivation to do is slodge some dabs of paint onto a canvas. I have almost completed 1 as l promised l would but l'm just not lovin' it like l thought l would; the background colour is all wrong and it's just not working as l had it in my minds eye. I also started on the next painting which brings my semi completed canvas....what the plural of canvas? cavases? canvasi ? ...l digress...just thye same with painting!! I'm really liking the way this 4 canvas looks however , and l should have it well and truely finished in time for the art show at the end of the month , even though it is the biggest canvas l've painted for a while, it's a much less precise image than usual.....you'll all see what l mean when it's done. Till then , here is a pic of my latest promo shot for Ruby's Jools taken by Mix Photography.