|'Fly to your tomorrow' - acrylic on canvas 30 x 30cm|
|Me and Mr Steve Backshall!|
He leads the most fascinating life and has travelled to over 100 countries so far and interacted with (and been bitten by) numerous amazing creatures. At the end of his presentation, he even made a point of signing everyone’s books (he writes children’s fiction and has an autobiography out) and getting photos taken and yes, we absolutely waited for our turn (well, my turn at least - S took the photo of Steve Backshall and me!)
Anyway, the paintings on this post, I did last week and the seagull I decided should migrate from Cornwall where I originally took his photo up to here where I placed him against the backdrop of the northern skies.
The canvas I used was actually one I had painted a Twisty Town version of our cottage on when we first moved in. I was bored with it so decided to spray paint over it and then happened upon the photo of the gull and decided he'd look quite nice perched on a rock there. I had used crackle glaze over the old painting and the texture from that has come through in parts on the new painting which somehow thankfully works!
|'Float amongst the stars' - Acrylic on canvas 12.5 x 12.5cm|
|Fly to your tomorrow Cushion|
|Float amongst the stars Cushion|
As with most of the online competitions these days, the more 'likes' a particular pillow gets the more chance the artist has of winning the competition so if you wanted to pop over and give my designs some love that would be much appreciated although honestly, I'm just delighted to see them as cushions and I think I'll order a couple for myself as they'll go lovely on my sofa!!
As for blogging, I've realised that I actually don't have to blog every week - sometimes, I almost feel obliged to for some reason when actually the only person putting pressure on me to blog is me. Will the world stop turning if I only blog once a month or just when I've got something to blog about? Nope. Will anyone notice if I skip a week or two - I doubt it (Well, perhaps my mum!)
Anyway, all new art for sale is updated on my Artfinder shop and I am around on my Instagram or Facebook pages as I update them pretty much daily so if you use any of those social media sites then please do give me a follow and we can keep up to date on all things arty that way.