The free art project begins its third year. Last week’s painting has been hidden and found – where it has gone to, and with whom, I do not know.
This week there’s blossom on the trees – a sight of fleeting beauty. This week’s free art drop could be seen as an homage to those blossoming moments. It’s a simple water colour sketch, titled ‘You Might As Well Love Me Today, For Tomorrow I Will Be Gone Forever’.
Having made some extra free art earlier in the week, I took my foot off the gas, and forgot I needed to prepare something for this coming weekend. Yesterday afternoon, with not much time left to make the work, I took to Facebook and asked for some inspiration. Ideas came in thick and fast – as Storm Doris blew all around us, in our case literally taking the roof off, well a piece of it anyway!!
So it was settled – the theme for this week’s art was to be…wind. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to draw wind – but trust me, it’s not easy. I thought for a while – and here’s what finally emerged from the pencil and the paint brush.
I painted onto rough, handmade recycled cotton rag paper – and I like how the texture of the paper adds to the overall effect. This art will be placed somewhere in my local community over the weekend. Finders keepers.
I was staring out of the window at Friend’s House earleir this week looking at this tree. It stood out because it had much less greenery on it that the other trees and plants round about, so I sketched it. I think this is an awful picture. The col…
I was staring out of the window at Friend’s House earlier this week looking at this tree. It stood out because it had much less greenery on it that the other trees and plants round about, so I sketched it.
I think this is an awful picture. The colours, proportions, everything feels wrong. In an attempt to capture realism I’ve done this poor tree no justice whatsoever. With hindsight I wonder if I might have tried to frame the tree in the window I was looking from. I’ll have another go next time I’m in the area but for now, this will serve as a useful ‘how not to’ reminder.