This past Saturday I shared a table at the Dalmeny Christmas Market again. It was so nice to catch up with people I have not seen since I have moved. And a couple of friends came by to say hi to me for further away as well.
A few weeks ago I used some heavy structure gel in one of my paintings to give it an impasto look. However I found that from certain angles it reflected light a lot more than the acrylic paint on its own and therefore changed the colour of the painting.
So this week I decided to do a test painting and then varnish it with a Matt varnish to see if I liked the results.
The middle of the painting that looks impasto is done with acrylic and structure gel, the smooth parts are just plain acrylic paint.
Before varnish side on
I used one coat of Matt Liquitex varnish to see what the effect would be.
At the end of the day I think that I prefer it before/without varnish. I think that although the Matt varnish has homogenised the painting I think that it looks more muted and has lost a lot of definition from varnishing.
I don’t think that I will be varnishing my paintings in future. 🙂
Hope that you have been having a lovely crafty weekend.
Today we went for a visit to Nairn. We went for the river side walk. We took a break for me to do some sketching. Then we walked to the local wool shop and I bought some more sock wool(as though I don’t have enough!) And then we walked back. Here are some pictures.
I hope that you have been keeping well and having a lovely crafty time
Just popping in to say that Husband and I got our firsts vaccination shot for Covid-19 on Tuesday. We are both well and happy.
With the majority of my friends and family still living in South Africa I feel so blessed to be offered this chance to be vaccinated already. I know that there are many people out there who are less fortunate than we are.
In other news, it is just 2 weeks until the market that I am sharing a table at. I am both incredibly nervous and excited. I am slowly coming up with a list of things that I need to get done and have prepared before I will feel ready. If I manage to produce a good list I might share it here with you.
Long time no see! Today I want to share with you my experimental piece of art that I did for testing my idea of painting with yarn. I have a painting of a girl with purple hair that I wanted to attach yarn scraps to but I wasn’t sure whether I should glue it or sew it. So I purchased a small 15cm x 15cm canvas to test on. Continue reading “Painting With Yarn”→