Sunday, 31 August 2008

Postcard Challenge 3

Here is this week's entry for Cathy and Roc's Postcard Challenge. Meet the Panda Family!

Friday, 29 August 2008

Yet more flowers

Well the last flowers provided such fun I made some more.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

When in doubt

One of those days where only one out of three pictures works. Two end up in the bin - but 'tis a learning experience. If in doubt paint flowers.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Collage ATC's can provide for endless variety. I created eight cards today for a mail art swap on the theme of 'Poetic Women'. The idea is to provide a textual and colourful mixed media background for a vintage photograph linked to an unlikely phrase.
These three are a sample.

Monday, 25 August 2008

I love art challenges - and Cath & Roc's eight week postcard challenge on Mail Art World is one of the best. Members are sent a collage page of arbitrary - and weird - images to use. Then at the end of the week we race to swap.
Here's mine. The gargoyle looks mournfully at cakes and chocs... and his Ma and Pa. He is weeping.

Sunday, 24 August 2008


Based on an exercise in underpainting (S. French) - the complementary blues and oranges, reds and greens, seem to sing.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Personal Collection

Three postcards (4"x6") painted this week for my personal collection. These are in acrylics and in a variety of styles. Cowes was painted using torn pieces of cardboard instead of a brush. All attempt a more abstract approach where colour can glow.

Friday, 22 August 2008

A toe in the water

Creating and sending postcards to new and old friends is fun. There is something romantic about these fragile pieces of paper fighting through storm and tempest to reach their distant destination.