Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
I have been wanting to paint a hipster man with beard and tattoos for a while now, so jumped on the fashion wagon yesterday. This is my biggest canvas so far and I had a blast with my large paint brushes. Still have to fill in detail around his eyes and add the tattoos.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
How awesome are these cupcake papers! The Small has a Cake & Candy sale at school today so went to PARTY THEMES CLASSIC to stock up. They have a wall of cupcake papers in gorgeous colours, shapes and patterns. There was only one pack of these, otherwise I would have bought heaps as stocking fillers.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
When I strip off all the paper masks and am left with the rough shapes, I have to tell myself repeatedly that this is the background. I am weirdly obsessed with neatness, even though that is just not my natural painting/drawing style. I had a ferocious bout of sanding to get the texture just right which has left me with itchy arms and a sneeze. Best of all has been my discovery of an acrylic ink which dries waterproof. This is something I have only dreamt of! It meant that I could paint my linework with one fluid stroke, completely flat, not laborious going over of lines to get the right coverage. The freedom!
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Here are some shots of the beginning phases of my board, the hilarious reality of the MESSY STUDIO is that it is now too pretty for spray painting. So besides doing my masking on the floor in the lounge (table top in MESSY STUDIO needs to be attached still) I had to make a teeny tiny temporary spray booth in the garage. Lucky this is such a dainty board this year, would never have managed this skullduggery with the BEAST from last year.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Way back when I first started blogging, I did a series on LOWBROW ladies, TARA McPHERSON being one of the artists that I admire. Whilst doing some ebaying last night I cam across her amazing LILITU vinyl toy, a limited edition of 200. The packaging is diabolical!
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
|DINING & KITCHEN DESIGN IDEAS|
I have three Tolix metal diner stools for the MESSY STUDIO table and the lovely chair that I had reupholstered for a 'sewing chair' but need two more to make a well rounded six. I am thinking a wooden chair in the lovely olivey mustard as above and maybe a wire one painted white. Hmmmm ....
|HOUSE OF FIFTY|