I was cleaning out my sewing cabinet and found all my old
paper dress patterns. I thought I might
try and include some of the lovely paper patterns in a piece of art.
A very large abstract painting painted in many layers to create texture and depth. All the colours from the under layers show through to provide interesting character.
I have sewn many dresses over the years and it is always
exciting to make a new dress. This piece shows the wearer showing off her new
evening dress. I have used the paper pattern to create the dress, it has many
folds and crevices – lots of texture and the end result looks like a gorgeous
I never want my pieces to simply be interior décor art but
something individual and full of interest.
Large pastel coloured abstract painted in acrylic on canvas.
This painting was painted in many layers to create texture and depth. All the colours from the under layers show
through to provide interesting character. Your imagination can interpret the
various shapes and contours into flowers, leaves, butterflies, mushrooms, water
Each individual will see something different in this
painting which was my intention, I like to make the viewer work to enjoy the
painting. I don’t want my pieces to
simply be interior décor art but something individual and full of interest.
I hope you can see your botanical garden in this piece.
It has been quite a while since I have got out my oil paints – maybe years! I had always loved painting with the rich and creamy oil paint but the length of the drying time was the reason I went to acrylic paint. I was always in a hurry to complete my works.
Don’t get me wrong, I love acrylic paint – they are so versatile and fast drying but OILS are just wonderful and the oil colour is so vibrant and the texture is so silky and organic – I have fallen in love with Oils again!
SO I will just have to get used to taking life at a slower pace when I work in Oil. Naturally I will continue to paint in acrylics as well.
Below is the first large oil painting I have finished since my return to this medium.