Thursday, 28 June 2018
A few months ago I was assigned by a friend to capture her little Patterdale Terrier, LuLu in an artwork.After a few false starts (I was just coming out of a 4 months or so period of artists' block and going through a bit of a meltdown of confidence regarding my artwork) I managed to get started. My better half, who is also an artist, suggested that I do a whole body portrait of LuLu, rather than just sticking to a head shot, which is what I usually do, and that suggestion got me out of my torpor, and I was at last able to move forward. The above shows the works on progress shots. Even though I was 'on the way' though, these images were taken several weeks apart, as I was still going through traumas at the time as to whether I would be able to pull it off.
A few months down the line, LuLu was finally unveiled at a family get together and LuLu's Mum Alison, was thankfully happy with how the painting turned out. PHEW! It was created in acrylic and artists pen on 16 x 20 inch lightly textured acrylic paper.
Sunday, 10 June 2018
I spent a very interesting morning in the Bonnington Building at Nottingham Trent University browsing this year's fine art and textiles degree show. As usual, there were many beautiful exhibits which caught my eye. I did my degree fashion knitwear in this very building exactly 40 years ago (1978 - 1982) and I always like to go to the show every year to see what the younger generation are up to. The above photos, I took at the textile show and the ones below from the fine art show.