Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Eyes of the Night

It has been awhile since I last shared a Life Book 2015 lesson with you but here is one I enjoyed doing very much today. It's the lesson by Flora Bowley, called "Letting go" and it's all about Brave Intuitive Painting where you start a piece without any idea of what it's going to look like when done. In fact, this is how I do most of my sketchbook work so it was always going to be a fun lesson. I made 2 other pages (all sized 9 x 12") today in a vain attempt to keep on going while the other pages dried. The Scottish summer weather put a stop to that as it was damp and cold so in the end I still had to use a heat gun on the pages in order to keep up my momentum.

 I had the sense to keep my little camera close by to take pictures of the various stages of the pages and took a picture whenever I had to use the heat gun.
There was a lot of mark making and covering up the various layers just letting small details peek through. I can no longer remember just how many layers I added but am guessing at around 15. The following 2 pictures are details of the finished page which you can see at the very top of this blog post. Sorry about the curling of the paper (which is why the text is looking a bit strange) but I'll sort that out with some heavy books overnight.
 I love the details even better than the whole page and of course I can use these pictures to print  on fabric and start stitching if the fancy takes me.

1 comment:

Linda Kunsman said...

Fantastic Frieda, and a perfect title for this piece too! Yes, I can see this becoming a fabric print:)


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