Monthly Archives: April 2015

WANT TO COME UP AND SEE MY ETCHINGS?

Completed a drypoint etching course at the printmakers workshop using images from my flower painting course – heres the resultsIMG_3285IMG_3286

During the Easter break I used my watercolours at the Botanical Gardens for a first ever attemptIMG_3371

and now Im back at the Edinburgh Drawing School doing this ….IMG_3476IMG_3475charcoalflower

 


TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS

At the beginning of 2015 I dutifully started my monthly revolutions – much easier than resolutions as they can be changed as I see fit!

I decided to step right out of my comfort zone and explore new mediums and ideas – namely, flower painting classes and lino cutting.  Living life on the edge as always.

I joined a 10 week class at the Edinburgh Drawing School and its the most fun I’ve ever had on a Tuesday afternoon.  2.5 hours of observing and honing my drawing skills (haven’t done that since primary school) – I loved the course so much I enrolled for a second block, this time with the intention of using the printmakers workshop to produce a series of lino cuts.  Putting wood cutting on the back burner – not literally – as I discovered a linocut takes about 3 hours, a woodcut about 3 days and it hurts my thumb!

So, heres my sketches from the first 10 weeks – where Im going with them – well stay tuned!

driping thistlebleeding thistlecharcoal thistlepink thistlethistles and swirlswatercolour thistlethistle inkred thistlered and cream oil