Finally got around to publishing the poster....long after the event has taken place - but there were other posters on the day fortunately. This one - in the end - has been finished off in Word, using the lino print as a starting point.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Some how several weeks have gone by and it does not appear to have been spent in painting...but it has given me a chance to play with Lino once more. Our Year are putting together a catalogue and it is very close to crunch time; that is the time when all the images need to be in at the printers. We have had two different themes - long story - but it has made me print out two pictures, make a logo and sometime soon a self portrait.
|Having a Whale of a Time with Hull.|
We are to put our Hull based pictures into a 'zine.
|Superstitions. It is good fortune to cut your hair by the light of|
a New Moon.
|Duck! Sadly I am not allowed to use this as my|
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Hi, just thought I'd show these small creatures who are (probably) finished and in their homes. The last little bit of painting went on for days which was more to do with distractions, then hours of fine painting work being lavished on them Something the photograph cannot show is how nice they are to pick up and handle which may sound a little odd but they were partly made with the idea of being made into a simple educational game for children to fit the right animal to it's favoured habitat. This needs more work as just four animals does not create much of a challenge! I also have to consider whether the animals faces should be completely free floating and complete within the circle, like the hedgehog or have some of the background included, as with the otter...ermm will be pondering more on that. Anyway, there they are!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Here are the finished faces of four British Owls which will make up part of the final major project. They've been a pleasure to do - perhaps now I will try more of a challenge, and the next set will be fish?!
Monday, 8 April 2013
|This is the prototype I've made and painted. It is only A4 size and I|
haven't painted it in detail yet. But I needed to see how well hinges
made out of fabric worked and whether I should do more cut out pieces or fewer.
|The outline. I think this could still be worked on before it's cut out.|
Most of the interest is in the painting, but looking at just the shape I think
I could make it bolder.
|The Tree Screen. I will leave any judgement until it is cut out|
and then painted.
Friday, 5 April 2013
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Have also been working on small furry critters. They are to make a card set - though at this point it will only be a prototype of four-with the idea of 'Where do they live?' ...fitting the animals into their correct habitat.
|Far from finished, but the start of the Water Vole and the Common Otter.|