Monday, 25 February 2013

Arty Farty

Last year I signed up for a course in acrylics... I thought splashing paint on canvas would be fun. And it is! It's something I haven't tried since I left high school.
Ann will probably recognise this scene.
I'm not very good at it. In fact, I haven't really finished anything to my own satisfaction. Still experimenting. But I'm finding out that I like the bright colours and using different textures. This one includes paper from my shredder, strips of newspaper and a bicycle cut out of Zoomer magazine.
I've signed up for a couple more courses starting in April. 
I don't think I'll ever be invited to exhibit at the National Gallery, but I'm having fun. 

12 comments:

ann @ studiohyde said...

These are Brilliant! Yes, I reckon I know that scene pretty well in your first painting..lol, and LOVE the colours you have used. It's bold and bright and confident. This certainly is something you have to continue, love it. Didn't notice at first the collage on your second painting, but what a great method, love this one too. I would say from seeing these two paintings that you have had FUN and that's what it is all about. Keep at it....can't wait to see what else you do.....ann.

Hilary said...

Shammie, these are lovely. I love your use of bright colours.. that always appeals to my sense of whimsy. And so clever of you to include shredded paper and images from magazines. Nicely done.

tut-tut said...

These are brilliant; keep going

OldLady Of The Hills said...

These are such fun and I think they are wonderful!! Keep playing with all those colors and just have a good time.....i think they are filled with your personal creativity---And that is what is important!!!
Can't wait to see more,my dear.

Anvilcloud said...

Looks like fun for you, but it would be torture for me. Must stick to clicking.

White Elephant said...

I love your paintings. My father was an avid acrylic painter who lived just outside Exeter. The colours in your pictures make me long for sunny days. The trees are great,I'm sure an art enthusiast would find a deep environmental messages in the shredded paper in the trees.Keep going they're wonderful.

Ginnie said...

Oh, how fun, Sham. I've always wanted to try my hand at watercolors but...will probably stick to manipulating that effect through my photo tools. You're every bit as creative as I expected you to be! :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love your paintings! Keep going, you have talent for sure.

Brian said...

I think you and a certain pizza maker would make a great artistic team.

madretz said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE these! The bright colours! (added that u just for you!) :) Most especially adore the mixed media painting w/ all the texture. Mixed Media is one of the artistic mediums I admire the most and try (usually unsuccessfully) now and then. I admit I'm much more of a crafter than an artist, wish I had more artist in me, but happy with what I can do. You're inspiring me!

Suldog said...

Not very good at it? Those are wonderful! Don't sell yourself short.

photowannabe said...

That's what being "Arty Farty" is all about.
Have fun!!!
Love the textures you added to your work. Very clever and original.
Keep it up Shammi.