Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Playing with colour...

29th August 2018

Very autumnal here in Richmond so have been playing with paints a friend gave me for my birthday....
...recording in my sketchbook as shown on Amanda Hislop's course....


....used this sheet of plastic as a palette...


....using some other acrylics for a colour sample....



....samples of my oil pastels...


....used up the paint....


...painted backgrounds for backing.


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Found some small embroideries when I was sorting so made some cards...





....think this looks like seaweed..



....hand made felt with machine stitching...


....used my embellisher around the edge to attach onto hessian for more note cards.



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Went to Kew today and saw parakeets and pigeons feeding...


...walking up to the tree top walk...


....trees laden with conkers...


....the beautiful Pagoda...


....we wanted to go in the tree house but it was closed....


....beautiful bark on this tree...


.....close up of texture and colours...


....a fence for insects, rain drops on webs..



....Alba went on the wood trail, loved this pattern...


....and fungus...


....the beds were a riot of colour and immaculate!


Still sorting but think I may rust some fabric over the next couple of days.