Thursday 28 May 2020

Dina's Birds

I took another one of Dina Wakleys online classes again , the title of the class was "birds of a feather", I have to say that when I knew that the subject was birds, I wasn't too enamoured, I'm not really a bird drawing fan, not that I have ever done it!!! in point!! But as I am now a fully fledged fan of Dina Wakley and her fabulous free and easy manner when it comes to doing art, I thought I would give it a whirl.
We had to print out several photo's of different birds and choose one we liked to carbon copy the outline onto our prepared backgrounds, easy so far!!!....but then we had to paint them using loose brush strokes and scribbly lines!!!...heck!!
Next it was time to draw our own bird after being given brief instructions on how to do this using sectioned boxes to get proportions right, and then once again, proceed to paint with free and easy brush strokes and scribbly lines. Well..Dina, you make it look sooooo easy, but can I heck emulate your style, of which I adore.
An artist once said.."you paint who you are"...well, I am definitely too anal, over cautious, trying to be perfect, scared of making a mistake....crikey, it is only a piece of paper, what the heck is wrong with me.
I am not saying I don't like my results, infact, I think they are pretty amazing considering I have never ever done a bird in my life...but why oh why do I feel the need to try and fill in every feather!!!!...grrrrr.....practice practice practice.
The bird on the right is the traced one, the bird on the left is my hand drawn one.

Thursday 21 May 2020

After The Lunch

Hi all. I have started doing a journal of a collection of a few of my favourites.... verses, poems, quotes, sayings, passages from books that I like...etc. well, my absolute favourite piece of poetry is one by Wendy Cope, entitled 'After the Lunch',  the minute I read it I likened it to me and the relationship that I was in at the time!!.
 I used the fabulous window image from the ARCHITECTURE stamp set by The Artistic Stamper,  it has a relevance to my memories of the guy.

I stamped out the whole of the poem inside the little book. If you are wondering how it goes......

On Waterloo Bridge where we said our goodbyes
The weather conditions bring tears to my eyes,
I wipe them away with a black woolly glove
And try not to notice Iv'e fallen in love.
On Waterloo bridge I am trying to think
This is nothing, you're high on the charm and the drink,
But the jukebox inside me is playing a song
That says something different, and when was it wrong.
On Waterloo Bridge with the wind in my hair
I am tempted to skip, you're a fool, I don't care,
The head does its best, but the heart is the boss,
I admit it before I am halfway across!!

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Ooops Oh Well!!

Soooooo... I took another Dina Wakley online class, the accordion spine book class. I am guessing I will be doing a lot more of her classes now that she is more accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this, and think it came out just great, very Dina-ish, I find it hard to do her sort of style without playing along with her.