Having fun pairing up handwritten quotes with artwork and playing with my watercolours at the same time. I can't stress enough that taking time to play can lead to great new discoveries. This is unlike what I usually do with oils and something I'd like to do more of.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
I started these with the idea that they would just be informal sketches so I would've composed these a little better but I was in a hurry to apply this new found love of gouache. I think this media (for me)
is here to stay.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Gouache seems to be the best of two worlds and for some reason I never really explored the possibilities. The convenience of watercolour with the ability to do fine detail and work in layers
like oil paints. I originally thought I'd work with them for illustrations but am pleased that I can
do more fine art work with them as well.
The start of a new year means the opportunity to work on new projects and so early in January and in collaboration with the Deka team, I created these handprinted menus and place cards. I'm brushing up on my calligraphy because I had way too much fun in 2015 working with this team. Photography is by Emilie Olson (my daughter).
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
and the last one of the season at my friend's studio. Carol has a felt and textile studio and held an open house. I enjoy this type of Christmas event as it is in a more welcoming atmosphere and interaction with visitors is more pleasant than in a great hall.