Acrylic Workbook (complete course in 10 lessons) by Jenny Rodwell; a worked review by Bren I had to take out the word "weekly" from my title for this post - it's been so long since I last posted a review! Life got me. Anyway; chapter 5 deals with " Creating Form". The main excercise is … Continue reading Acrylic Workbook, review #5
Acrylic Workbook (complete course in 10 lessons) by Jenny Rodwell: a worked review by Bren Hi again! Lesson 4 deals with using dilute acrylics, or washes. You can use the washes for a painting in its entirety - like watercolours - or within a painting to achieve different effects. The first excercise was painting a … Continue reading Acrylic workbook, review #4
Acrylic Workbook (complete course in 10 lessons) by Jenny Rodwell; a worked review by Bren In lesson 3 she deals with creating texture in your painting. The first approach is the addition of substances to the acrylic paint, such as specially-made mediums or things like sand and sawdust. I have already done a lot of … Continue reading Acrylic Workbook, review #3
In "Lesson 2, Getting Started" Jenny Rodwell deals with selecting a subject; composition of that subject; initial sketching and excercises to loosen-up your technique. I will show you my progress with the "composition" excercise! Taking a selection of objects for a still life; she suggests creating fast, loose mini-sketches to determine which arrangement you will … Continue reading Acrylic workbook, review #2
Hi! I have recently purchased "Acrylic Workbook - A Complete Course in 10 Lessons" by Jenny Rodwell and I thought it would be interested to share my progress as I work through the lessons. I suppose it will be like an elaborate, dragged-out review! I won't be including detailed instructions from the book, just an … Continue reading Acrylic Workbook, weekly #1
I often use collage in my cards, using scraps of waste paper and fabric for the collage parts. This time, I wanted to make 3 cards that work as a set. I took inspiration from a few pics I saw on Pinterest, but I can't figure out how to share them properly, d'oh! Anyway, here … Continue reading Flower collage cards
Despite the poor weather and extra windiness- I have some wildflowers! Poppies, cornflower, borage & crimson clover . . .it looked like this in June. . And in the big raised bed: Borage Phacelia I can't give you a wide shot until I do some weeding- it's definitely more "wild" than "flower" at the moment! … Continue reading Wildflowers update!
Instructions for planting: If you've received one of my seed cards here's what to do! Remove the seedy shape and plant outdoors (once this pesky weather has passed!) . In a pot is fine, and it may be easier to see them coming up. As the shapes are packed with seeds you may want to tear them up to give them space to grow. Read on for extra details and pictures of my flower pots.
Crayons are rubbish.The only thing they have going for them, in my opinion, (I miss"The Good Wife"- when is it back on??) is that they are easy to use. Oil pastels are like hard-to-use crayons. All the same, I'll give it a go! I had to do a bit of research having no idea how … Continue reading AFM #2 Learn how to use Oil pastels