Monday, 30 September 2013

Decorative Folk Artist - Autumn Edition 2013

I am starting the autumn edition of BADFA's members' newsletter, so this is a gentle reminder to those who are preparing to submit an article.

Closing date for submissions is 15 October. I would rather have plain text in the body of an email with your pictures as attachments, than formatted Word documents.

I am happy to receive complete projects, techniques ideas and suggestions and useful tips. You don't have to worry about spelling or grammar, punctuation or layout - I will sort that before publication.

So there is no excuse - get brush to canvas, and pen to paper.

If you need the email address, leave me a comment and I'll send it.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Another day out - with Andy Skinner

On Saturday Julie and I went back to The Stamp Attic in Wantage for another day's colour and experimentation with Andy Skinner.

Oddly enough we didn't know what to expect and, for technical reasons, Andy had changed his planned day for something a little different.

It was a day of mixed media; a cheap mirror, heavy weight art card, glue, gesso, texture medium, colours, stamps, a fascinating piece of machinery, and a secret ingredient.

Here are our final results. Julie finished hers with Payne's Grey, and I used Burnt Umber.

We both started with the same basic colours, but the end results are completely different. Another fun day, and a welcome relief from the stress of moving house!

Watch out for the next edition of The Decorative Folk Artist for more ideas and techniques. Next edition is early November and is for BADFA members only.