Hobbyist artist, mama of two, web developer in Oxfordshire. Loves printmaking, watercolour, gouache, iPad art.
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Drypoint etching on recycled materials
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Drypoint etching on plastic packaging
24 May 2020
During this lockdown period, some art supplies have inevitably gone out of stock. It seems appropriate at this time to try out drypoint etching on various materials commonly found in household waste. I have tried etching on tetrapak, and now my latest experiment is on plastic sheet cut out from ham packaging.
Art in the time of Coronavirus
29 April 2020
It has been 47 days since we started self isolation due to a persistent cough and fever. We never managed to end the isolation as the country went into national lockdown just as we were approaching the end of our quarantine period. Like many, I experienced shock and anxiety in the beginning, and had my fair share of teary outbursts and hiding in car for solace.
Painting with a Guerrilla Painter pochade box
05 January 2020
Like any easily influenced fan, I was seduced by Lena Rivo's plein air videos, and splurged on the rather expensive Guerrilla Painter 9x12 inch pochade box in an attempt to paint like her. The weather here in the UK is nothing like Portugal, especially now in winter. So I compromised and painted in the shelter of our garage instead.
Follow Friday: James Gurney
03 January 2020
James Gurney is best known as the creator of Dinotopia, but is also a prolific plein air sketcher and online art teacher. I can't love him enough.