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Finding the thread – Encontrando el hilo

watercolour 13.5 cm x 8.5 cm

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working .

La inspiración existe, pero tiene que encontrarte trabajando.

Pablo Picasso

Last week was full of worldly concerns that left me virtually no time for art-making. I snatched a few moments to do this little watercolour one evening and mixed up some colours for my collages but that was about it. Now, the week stretches before me with plenty of painting time but a lot to get done, as I really need to finish both these collages by the end of the week. Read the rest of this entry »

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El trato a ciegas/The bargain without knowing: 4

Handless Maiden 1 lots of firstsThe pressure is on as I have promised myself I’ll finish this first painting by the end of March…only a few days left and I have a heavy week on with other (money-generating) work…Still, I’m a deadline girl if I’m anything so I believe I can do it!

Things have moved on a bit since the last post but there is still a long way to go. I’m deliberately not messing about with the faces or details as I’m determined to get the balance of the overall composition right first. This is a first for me but it is proving quite exhilarating…

I’ve enjoyed messing about with my new moulding paste which I used to create the relief on the tree and yesterday I stuck on some ’embroidery anglaise’ on the wedding dress which is another first as I’ve never incorporated material before…

There’ll probably be quite a few surprises yet so check back in a day or so for the next update!

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Better late than never

Scuola Grande San Rocco

10 x 15 cm Direct Line to Heaven
Well I finally put up on Flickr the tiny sketchbook collages I did while I was in Italy. Why on earth did it take me so long? Check them out on the Flickr link below. I have now used up all my free Flickr sets and am considering buying a pro account so I can have unlimited sets. Since I don’t have another set to put up right now, I thought I might postpone the decision until I do. That way, if I make a series of pieces I am really pleased with, I can treat myself to the Flickr account as a reward. Read the rest of this entry »

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