I had one of those very rare times when I was driven and not afraid to strike out….sounds very dramatic but felt special.
I had taken a photo of my Grandson George the same afternoon and started by sketching this.
I then raided the bin for suitable paper to tear, typical of me.
Tore some up and started to put together a collage.
Then I started to build things up with PA fresco paints. knocking back with snowflake and washes in greens, blues and neutrals.
It was a ," goodness knows where I will end up" situation, and I ploughed on.
I added some alcohol inks straight from the bottle to my sky and grass and just kept adding paint.
I had even used script stamps for my foliage and went to bed at this stage of the work.
Next I built up the foreground with stamping and added a few paper flowers from a napkin. I added some colour in the background and stencilled some dots onto the flagstones for texture.
I then worked on George with derwent crayons, building up depth and shadow. Clare Lloyd taught me this on the PA blog.
If I follow the brief in Somerset Studio I will scribble my thoughts onto my work. not sure yet, but Sam Butler suggested to me that I copy my work, scribble on it and then decide….thankyou Twitter friends, this is what it is all about.
Gosh, this has been such an experience and I think that this is my proudest work to date. Am I trumpet blowing….I think that I am…..why not…only here once!