Cut Outs – Irises

It’s late Spring and there are a lot of irises growing in the garden, mostly purple and blue ones, and a few white and yellow ones. They’re lovely flowers.

Carrying on from the post card cut out experiment Keira and I started at the weekend I’ve scaled up and made an A4 sized picture of some irises.

I started with some smooth white card and coloured sections of it with a range of Letraset Promarkers, before cutting out the shapes I wanted. I then took Carole’s advice and arranged the shapes on different backgrounds to see which colour set the picture off best.

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Here are two photos of the work, one in its completed state, the other before I committed to sticking all the pieces down.

Art in the New Forest

We recently spent a lovely weekend with friends in a lodge in the New Forest. A few people went for a long run, some of us hired mountain bikes, we cooked and ate together, played games, and made some art too. Pencils, pastels and gouache in abundance! Here are a few images from our stay.