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more on paper

And then I found some cave drawings of neolithic animals, already carved up into patchwork blocks: Since the first thing our ancestors would have thought on seeing an animal like this was ‘dinner’, it seems perfectly natural that they should … Continue reading

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layering

Just collecting and layering some images and motifs on paper, and just for my own amusement. Varying degrees of success, but since these are only for me and my records, that’s OK. These are all watercolour and pencil on A3 … Continue reading

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Treading softly…

…on tiptoe:

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Wordless weekend

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The Sketchbook Project (6)

And the story goes on… The cut-out moon on the ‘stars’ page is covered with a very gauzy Japanese paper that has bits of gold and silver leaf embedded in it, so you can still see the moon from the … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project (4)

The story, if you remember, had only just begun (I believe this is the last page I showed here), and this is all one story, so would be best read in sequence.  Here’s the next page: Gesso and acrylic paint/ink on layered … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project (3)

This book will be one continuous story, I think.  This is the second double page spread; acrylics and gesso over ordnance survey map.  The Mona Lisa stencil is something I made a few years ago.  I’m thinking quite a lot … Continue reading

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The Sketchbook Project – setting the scene

The first two pages: Layered papers with gesso and ink wash. Already I’m thinking of this as a cloth, stitched with layered fabrics.

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The Sketchbook Project – getting started

I’ve looked at this little book ever since it arrived and from the start was unhappy with the quality of the paper.  I’m guessing this type of Moleskine is more for writers than artists, as it is filled with plain … Continue reading

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Summer sun

More exploration with the trees sketches: This is about 8″ x 6″; layered fabrics on a cotton canvas backing, and heavily stitched. An interesting exercise.  The result is very literal, which is what I intended.  On the painting, the tree extends … Continue reading

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