Showing posts with label pastels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pastels. Show all posts

Monday, 23 September 2013

Simple and Colourful DIY Artwork


This week I was busy painting something that could be used as a raffle prize at a street stall that our school P&C held as a fundraiser. Everybody was so nice and supported us! Our stall was very successful! And this raffle-prize painting will be delivered to its new owner this morning.

This is a REALLY easy design, and I used a plywood panel for it, because the plywood colour looks so NICE poking through.

The inspiration for this painting came from looking at my friend Paula’s tray of pastels – and she has a beautiful collection!

The process for painting was very simple. Firstly I made a template out of cardboard to get the shapes all looking pretty similar. I drew all the rectangles on using this template (and moved it around a bit, orientation wise so the shapes all looked a little different). 

I used the colour Dulux Grid as my background, and painted that in first, then left it to dry. 

Then I simply added each colour as I went. I left an ‘outline’ of plywood on each of the rectangles.

I added a hanger to the back of the plywood panel, and then (once dry) it was ready to go!

Happy painting at your house!


Monday, 16 September 2013

My Weekend Pastels Workshop


My creative time this week was spent attending a local ‘Pastels on Plywood’ workshop for the day on Saturday.

It was EXCELLENT, and was conducted by a good friend of mine, Paula Jenkins from Walcha. She is a very talented artist and a thoroughly nice girl!

These are my creations from the day. I managed to squeeze in two drawings - a local landscape and a good old bowl of fruit.

The workshop was held in a lovely old local hall at Wongwibinda, and it’s the second workshop that I've been to there (see post about Harriet Goodall’s Basket Weaving Workshop).

Check out the Wongwibinda Creative Workshops page on Facebook for more information about other upcoming fun courses! I would recommend them to anyone who lives locally!

Enjoy whatever YOU’RE creating this week!