February – the month of (art) love…

Here we are at the end of the shortest month of the year! I don’t know about you, but time has flown for me. February brings to mind Valentines Day and therefore I thought it appropriate to get out my pinks and start creating. Don’t worry, I didn’t do all my paintings this month in the shades of pink.

All the spare time I had when the children were either asleep or were entertained by their father, I put towards making as many coasters as possible. I’m working towards a market at the end of this year and have set myself a goal to have fifty sets of coasters painted, sanded and cork backing applied to them. Wish me luck.

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WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING THIS MONTH:

This month I got into some alcohol inks and I love the way they move on the canvas. I incorporated them into a painting using negative space and the results are just stunning! This one reminds me of flowers, hence its name; Be my valentine. Very fitting I think! I just love the gold. Below is a short clip of the metallic gold catching the light.

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LITTLE ARTIST IN THE MAKING.

Mr 3 year old loves when I let him use my studio. On the days that I’m not using resin he uses my acrylic paints to his hearts content. I allow him to test the waters (he literally pours a third of a tube of paint in them) and let him find his artistic groove.

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Every now and then we’ll do a painting together which we have a lot of fun with. He picks the colours and I help him mix them up with water. Next I flip the cup upside down on the canvas and he gets to lift up the cup to release all the paint. I find I hold my breath and hope he doesn’t lift it up too fast and decorate my walls instead of the canvas. So far, so good.

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