Monday, 7 March 2011

Sketchbook Challenge and Cabbage Art

Have just completed my first piece for the March Sketchbook Challenge. The subject is Spilling over. My first attempt is of a hanging baskets with flowers spilling over....looking forward to Summer. I have ideas for further pages so watch this space ....but you will probably have time to have a coffee, a three course meal and a weeks holiday while you are waiting!

I have also been experimenting with abstracts using coloured pencils. I recently bought a rather good book called Painting and Understanding Abstract Art by John Lowry. In addition to lots about the different types of abstract art and about abstract artists past and present, it also has a serious of exercises to start you creating your own abstracts. The first exercise involved photocopying the cut half of a cabbage in black and white, drawing round the resulting shapes and using those as the basis of a masterpiece!. Not having a cabbage to hand I found a picture of a cut through cabbage online and used that. These are the results. I am rather pleased with them. They are both 2.5" x 3.5" so I could use them as ATCs in the future.


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MulticoloredPieces said...

Greetings from Tunisia! I'm enjoying your blog while trying to beat the heat. Your paintings are lovely.

best, nadia