Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Seven: A Deconstructed Italian Flag?

See T'Hed Fifty-Six for more... Ok, so maybe I'm reaching with my title question... a red stripe... a white stripe... where's the green stripe? Perhaps the yellow and blue floaters have the answer... if they combine... Yes, I'm reaching! The rough and raw feel (ie: messy) that I love works on this one and gives … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Seven: A Deconstructed Italian Flag?

Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Three: push to conclude an experiment

For more explorations, see T'hed Fifty-two... First let me say I did the following five pictures on the same day... the purpose was to push an experimentation with the previously prepared papers (collaged with wallpaper and music sheet paper, and painted with gouache)... When I last wrote on T'hed, I wanted to get away from … Continue reading Working out an inspiration – T’Hed Fifty-Three: push to conclude an experiment

Creative Blocks – Carving out an inspiration

I've been trying to get myself into a creative mood, as you know from my last few postings...One of the ways was to set up some materials for projects to do over my Summer break from teaching. So, I've been scavenging for materials and finding discarded bits and bobs, including this small chink of soapstone … Continue reading Creative Blocks – Carving out an inspiration

Painting an Inspiration – T’Hed: Muckin’ it up with Acrylic Gels.

See T'Hed: Dry Pastels from previous musings... Sadly and happily, this painting is developing very slowly... I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to just paint over it and start something entirely different! It may happen anyway, once I decide this is finished. My goal on this one was to see how I … Continue reading Painting an Inspiration – T’Hed: Muckin’ it up with Acrylic Gels.

Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!

See T'Hed Twenty-Four for previous musings... I felt a need to play with form and get really in your face! I've been marvelling at how my daughter and my students make digital art... trying to get them to use those stylus techniques in a watercolour project... digitally, they are able to zoom in & out … Continue reading Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Five: In Your Face!

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces

See T'Hed Twenty-Three for more thoughts on this... Ok, I was on a Zoom workshop while doing the last one and realized I was making all sorts of distorted, concentration faces while making it. In my mind's eye, I imagined this is what my face look likes while making art. I also felt a need … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-Four: Zoom Faces

Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours

See T'Hed Twenty-Two for previous developments Following my realization that Crayola crayons deliver better and more vibrant colour values, I chose to push more pigment into the card stock paper. Yes, I know I'm back to the multiple aces, but I decided to rest something and stick the faces together. It worked. I'm just not … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – Twenty-Three: Better Colours

working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives

See previous reflections at T'Hed Twenty-One So, I seem to be drawn to multiple faces on each composition and I'm not sure why... Maybe fear that the composition is too weak if not more complex. I keep hearing the statement "it's not the amount of time it took to make this work that dictates its … Continue reading working out an Inspiration – Part Twenty-Two: Perspectives

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-One: Back to colours

See previous developments at T'Hed Twenty The next batch of T'heds are mostly about colour explorations with the crayons. I'm letting my gut drive the compositions and my hands dictate how to use the crayons. Truth be told, it's been a few weeks since my last drawing and I'm really having to dig deep for … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Twenty-One: Back to colours

Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels

See T'Hed: Pencil outline for previous reflections... I was really uncertain of the colour pallet I wanted to land on and felt the need to play with options and finishes at the same time. I really just wanted a glimpse of what colour might do. I've been experimenting with dry and oil pastels throughout the … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: dry pastels