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.
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.
A few people contacted me after the Art of Correspondence post. The towers and the owl postcards I sent home to Carole and Keira went down well. I offered an owl to someone who got in touch and yesterday, I finally got round to sketching it.
I tried out a new brush for this sketch, it’s called a large detailer and I used it to draw the owl. The brush has a fine point and long bristles, yet once I started to play with it, I realised it is much easier to control than it first appeared.
I’ve been working away from home a lot recently. Often when I go away (on holiday) I offer to paint postcards for people, but on my latest business trip to Riga, I thought it would be fun to send some postcards home to my family instead. We Skyped frequently during the trip and I didn’t tell Carole and Keira that I was preparing and sending these cards. They are a surprise way of keeping in touch, and they also serve as brief glimpses into how I was feeling and what I was up to.
Towers of Riga