I was absolutely shattered on the Monday but I did have a truly wonderful time demonstrating on the ArtVanGo stand at the N.E.C. last weekend.
Would like to say a huge thank you to all the lovely people, many of them bloggers, who stopped by to say hello and to have a look at what I do. It was very much appreciated and just goes to show how friendly the blogging community can be.
Also saw a couple of old friends: Sharne who was busy shopping for the girls that couldn’t make it and Anna – although this is the first time I have actually met Anna I feel like I have known her forever. :)
I took this latest encrusted vessel along with me but thought I would show it here as it stood up on a high shelf on the stand and the lighting made it look almost black.
The 5 ‘leaf’ (?) shapes have thick wire on the inside so that they can be bent in to shape. This is the first in what I hope will be a series loosely based on ideas from the books I showed last time – the seed pods especially. Lots of close-ups here to show the different shades from just the two Golden paint colours – Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold and Paynes Grey.
This is also another one I finished recently using the same technique. This time I used black gesso and then dry brushed Iridescent Bronze acrylic paint over the surface (although it seems to have taken on a pink tinge in the photos).
It looks like old beaten metal and I promised someone I met at the N.E.C. that I would show it as she might be using this technique for an ongoing project.
P.S. A great big thank you goes to Celia – this ‘Live Writer’ is brilliant, far easier than typing and uploading straight to Blogger.