Well another term has passed by in no time at all. One of the projects we worked on was reflections in the rain. I managed to complete 2 pieces and the 3rd piece was a little extra I did at home of a local hot spot. The little car piece was my first branching out into oils which was very exciting (and I must admit I am liking the feel of oils very much I think I've found myself a new favourite medium). Hope you enjoy, all pieces are available for sale so please visit my website for prices and more information.
Yesterday was the start of 1st term back at Splashout Studios and what a great session we had. Concentrating on honing our drawing skills. The first 2 images are loosening up exercises, with the final image obviously being the finished draft (for some future masterpiece haha). This is what I love about Splashout Studios - you learn stuff. What a great start to the year - I can't wait to see what else they have in store for us this term.
3rd term this year at Splashout Studios Art, was all about Italy. Some lucky ladies were able to join Jenny and Krysia (Splashout) on a two week art group trip to Italy this year and brought back a deluge of photos from their travels. The 3 paintings below are my final products (unfortunately I wasn't one of the lucky ladies, but next time!). This is one of the reasons why I love going to Splashout - you get to try your hand at different techniques and paint things you probably normally wouldn't think to paint. "Wooden Horse" was a classic example of this, and I enjoyed doing it so much more than I expected. ("Wooden Horse" has sold, but the other two are still available for sale).
Well the utility room come Art Studio reno's are still a work in progress - albeit a slow work in progress. So far, we have managed to get the tiles up off the floor (which were of course, cemented in) and a new layer of cement put down to bring the floor level in line with the rest of the room. We now have to wait a couple more weeks for our tiler to come back from his holidays before he can lay the actual tiles! Oh well - it has given us an opportunity to do the painting without having to worry about spillage. That should be finished this weekend.
So this is the latest update on my website (maearts.com) - A BLOG PAGE. It's not going to be anything fancy and it definitely won't be too long winded "coz it just won't be". Just anything I feel like sharing in relation to my trials and tribulations happening in my little world of art. (Please try out my feed and let me know if any bugs your end).
Hi, I'm Madeleine Elkin, a home based arts and crafts hobbiest, who's starting to spread her wings into the art world. Hope you enjoy being kept up to date with the trials and tribulations I encounter along the way, together with news on up coming events.