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.

Cut Outs – Postcards

We visited the Matisse Cut Outs exhibition at Tate Modern this weekend. It’s a wonderful show of some simply beautiful work by one of my favourite artists. After visiting the exhibition, we headed off to a party and on the way, stopped off at a bar for a drink. In the bar, Keira and I had a go at making some cut outs of our own. Keira’s is titled Angel and Birds, mine is called The Lamp.

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Much later, we took the train home after the party, and we each decided to make another card. We didn’t have long and it was fun completing this work in a hurry. Keira cleverly used some purple pieces of card left over from my earlier card to make House By The Sea. I love the way Keira has overlaid the blue pieces of card to give the sea some depth. Mine is untitled.

We used glue, coloured card, and white card coloured in with Letraset Promarkers to make these postcards.