You can't see it but there is a huge grin
on my face. Spring has come early,
it's 28 deg and I have bare arms!!!
Ooh, I'm loving lettin the skin hang out,
not in a rude way but a kinda lettin it breathe
I've been playing on a few desks this week.
This is my dining table where I drew up
a backdrop for my Little Misses' class speech today.
They had to write a story about the Aussie Outback
and this is of a naughty emu who stole someones Akubra hat.
It's yellow because I took the photo last night and forgot
to turn on the flash. It's not finished in this photo
but Little Miss took it this morning and I forgot to take another photo first (oops). The other picture I drew was of a dunny (outdoor loo for those who don't know) and yes, I forgot to take a photo of that too.
This is the mess I'm making on one of my other desks.
You can see my bottle of clear gel medium, that's what I mix
with the paint to form the glaze that I used in class today.
I'm winning the war with my painting, so what more
could I ask for. I wasn't happy with the fish painting last
week. I did my homework yesterday, that involved
spattering over the rocks. It's easy to spatter in a large
classroom but you try in a small little room filled with
junk and other paintings. I covered the floor with
plastic and half the things around it, loaded up
my fan brush with sloshy paint and had to be
careful not to just swoosh it like in class but
be more dainty (ha that's a joke for me)
and just lightly shake. Obviously that was just too
much for my little blonde brain to comprehend as
when I gently shook the brush the paint went upwards
all over me instead of downwards onto the canvas.
Just proves that gently is not my style.
After a lot of swearing and getting splattered
(a piece of advice, keep your mouth closed when doing
this as it don't taste nice!!!), I got some on the canvas.
Here is where I left my canvas before class this morning.
Still a bit blah!
But then my teacher showed me how to glaze
and this is the under glazing so far.
It is really starting to look like they are under the water.
Here you can see the swirls in the actual glaze.
You paint the glaze on and then use a plastic comb
to give the direction wanted. In this case the
swirling water. The light is shining on this
picture so it looks more white than it is.
There's no class next week, so I might
get some more of my inking done.
That's my fun for the week, sorry it's so long Julia,
please don't yell at me :)
How about you go to Julia's Stamping Ground
and see what everyone has on their desks
this beautiful, sunny, warm wednesday.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes last week.