One of my favourite shows is Boardwalk Empire. I love Steve Buscemi as an actor. He’s got a fabulous face – all craggy and baggy and full of character. After watching Saturday’s episode I got a notion to try a pointy portrait of him but this time I decided to try it with watercolour instead of Indian ink probably because I've been loving doing it on the Christmas cards designs I did recently.
I'm quite pleased with it apart from his nose which I think I made look a little flattened. I'm going to try more of these painted portraits though as they are fun to do and not nearly as time consuming as the pen and ink ones. Here’s how it turned out:
So, those of you who read my last post on our trip to Achill will be wondering what the lovely surprise was. Well…S had only gone and had a wee wooden art studio built, as an anniversary present, in our back garden while we were away!!
|My wee art studio!|
It was one of those things that was on the long finger though. Or at least that’s what S led me to believe! While we were away he had a local company who make bespoke sheds and summer houses come round and fit it into an odd shaped area that used to be a rockery. I love it.
These are the photos of it outside so far but at the weekend S took me to IKEA for bits and bobs to kit it out inside. He insulated it last night and is going to plasterboard over that then paint it inside and run electric through to it and put up work surfaces with storage drawers underneath. We got some black and white tile effect linoleum for the floor and he found a brand new floor standing easel for sale on Gumtree (a website a bit like Craigslist) reduced to £15!! We even got some wooden blinds for the windows! I can’t wait until it’s all finished inside and I definitely won’t have any excuse for not trying some bigger pieces now that I’ll have more room and somewhere for them to dry!
|From this side it looks like an old fashioned outdoors WC!!|
|Brodie posing outside.|
|The inside is a work in progress|
At the moment, it's a work in progress but I’ll be sure to post photos as soon as its finished inside. I really do have a very thoughtful husband!
This is my contribution to Paint Party Friday this week. Don’t forget to pop over and visit some of the other wonderful artists who participate.