One of my favourite things to do with my art is explore techniques that may not have been fully explored before. It is pretty much impossible to find something that has never been attempted before, but there seem to be plenty of techniques that have never been fully explored or combined with some of our current technological capabilities.
Last Friday I held a bubble painting workshop at the Unley Town Hall for a dozen 7 – 13 year olds. As you can see above, there was much art making and a lot of fun to be had. Also I have an offer for all new email subscribers. There are goodies to be had.
On Friday July 6, 2012, 10 – 11.30am, I will be holding a bubble painting workshop at the Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley, South Australia. I’ll be there in my daggy painting clothes with a bunch of 7-13 year olds exploring bubble printing and the art we can create from it. It is part of a school holiday program, but for those of you don’t have children in that age bracket, you are surely welcome as spectators. Drop in and say hi 😀
Some time ago I did a series of experiments with paint and bubble bath. They proved quite popular and I had several expressions of interest in a tutorial, so I wrote up my first fully documented Exploration. Since then I have received a request to do a video of the technique. It has taken me a while to get there as I didn’t have the equipment to actually put a video together, but a few days ago I finally managed to wrangle one out of my iPad. It is nothing snazzy, but it does demonstrate a part of the procedure I had difficulty explaining in the tutorial.
I was giving my eldest daughter a bath one night, swirling bubblebath around in the tub, when the bubbles suddenly grabbed my attention. They had a beautiful texture. I wondered if they could carry paint and leave a print on paper. Of course, I had to explore the idea.
Cosmos, acrylic on illustration board scan and digitally altered, approx. 210 x 210 mm. Another experiment, this time with digital art. The challenge this month over at Creative Every Day is ‘cosmos’ and I couldn’t leave a word like that alone. This is the result. I’m not 100% happy with it and I may make […]
Caught, acrylic, watercolour pencil and gel pen, approx. 265 x 195 mm. Here you go. My attempt to create a painting from this. I love bits of it, other bits, not so much, but hey, it’s only an experiment 😀 So Christie, you scored 😀 It was a fish I had in mind. It would […]
Furthering on my experiments from here, here and here…what can you see? I know what I can see and what I’m going to add to it as soon as I can, but I’m interested in what other artists might see. This is the beauty of experimentation, you never quite know what is around the corner. […]
Dreams of Balloons, acrylic, watercolour pencil and gel pen on illustration board, approx. 250 x 200 mm Still more experimenting with paints in line with yesterday’s post. I was mesmerised by this idea the moment I saw it in the paint. It has it’s faults, but I’m happy with the movement. Since I spent a […]
Dream, Acrylic, pen and gel pen on illustration board, approx. 200mm x 250mm. The experiment from the previous post? Now a completed painting. The scan seems to have obliterated most of the stars. Right down the centre of the piece is a spray of stars in yellow and white. What do you think? Not quite […]