It’s too hot to blog today really but I must, I must!! And Zachary is practising his violin in the background and the other two are fighting so I wish I could just run away and hide with my fingers over my ears but I will press on in the interests of technology… or something!
Gill of An Elegant Sufficiency posted a gorgeous picture she took on holiday in Italy of a tiny fern growing in a wall
Here are the other two pieces I painted following the Personal Symbols lesson 5:
This is the collage piece which I overpainted with white zigzags.
Here’s the finished article. I outlined the zigzags in black and painted doodles inside them with silver paint. I then outlined some of them with the same 3d paint as I used on the other piece. I also highlighted some of the shapes in the background with it. I think I like it this way up best – what do you think?
Here is a detail.
Here is the other piece as it was when I posted the picture a week or so ago.
Here it is with coloured teardrops instead of white.
Teardrops outlined in black.
After this I again did doodles in the teardrops with the silver paint and dots in the background but I decided that I didn’t like the background colour, so I overpainted it with very dilute yellow fabric paint. Interestingly, it hasn’t affected the colours of the teardrops much, which is just as well because they probably would have ended up brown!
Here is the result of that little experiment. I like it much better. The colour is deeper than shown here, too.
Here is a detail of the above fabric.