Creative Plan

I have very little experience with negative painting, if I have practiced it, it would have been done unknowingly. It confuses me even more when I want to incorporate it into a picture that's complex and cant work out if I am actually using a negative painting technique or I’m just... painting, like normal. Needing... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Washes This was a small exercise to try and loosen up my mind about using watercolours – attempting to not control them so much and letting them bleed and blur into each other. The previous exercise with the different types of cakes was meant to cover this technique, but felt like I only just skimmed... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

Cakes Playing around with watercolours has opened my eyes up to how much fun they can be. The way the colours move and bleed into each other is wonderful. It's a great way to allow yourself to be expressive and free. The challenge is how to manipulate it so that it works for you while... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

This exercise was focussing on using watercolours in an expressive way. What immediately comes to mind when hearing the word “expressive” and “painting” is using bright, fluorescent-like colours or splattering and throwing paint in a very random, uninhibited manner. I’m not the biggest fan of splashing paint around, particularly if there is no intent to... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Watercolour Paints

I’ve never taken any lessons in watercolours possibly because I’ve only ever used them to add colour to a drawing, but to get the most out of this project, like all my past activities, I have to respect the way they would be traditionally used.  My selection of artists ranged from the big guns like... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums review

Overall impression of both Admittedly when I added this medium to my Creative Plan I wasn’t very serious about them. My belief was that if any good was to come from them it was solely to help me loosen up and have some fun. The multicolour pencils impressed me so much that I extended the... Continue Reading →

Creative Plan – Multicolour and Rainbow mediums

Crayola Twistables Fun Effects A friend introduced me to Crayola’s Twistables and in particular Fun Effects. Twistables have been aroud since the 80s but this set has multi-coloured crayons or “Rainbow” crayons. They also ran quite smoothly across the paper too which I don’t remember the crayons of my childhood being so accommodating. As they... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Day 5 Colour Pencils

It feels so long since I posted and I have definitely lagged in my commitment to this project over the last few weeks even months. I blame the World Cup – damn living in the southern hemisphere and all those early morning matches! Anyways, things are back to normal, I say with trepidation, the English... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Day 3 Colour Pencils

Paul Klee A favourite artist of mine. He is so different from the usual mob I swear undying fealty to – Caravaggio, Frans Hals and all the other Baroque gods. His work is quite magical and maybe he creates colour envy within me. As mentioned before, I struggle with using more than three colours at... Continue Reading →

The Creative Plan – Day 2 Liquid Pencils

Now that all the samples are done it was time to create art with them. However, I still have no idea what to expect from this medium (see Day 1’s warning). Applying it Straight For this exercise I used Permanent Yellow and Blue with a long-haird brush. Results W/D - It leaves behind very vibrant,... Continue Reading →

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