Sunday, 18 November 2012

ATC Sized acrylic paintings

If I am not posting much in the way of crafted art work at the moment it is because I am enjoying creating miniature acrylic paintings on ATC sized stretched canvasses.

I came across a box of these canvasses in a local book shop and though to myself, "I can use these". Well I did then bought some more, and then some more. It looks as if it might just have been a one-off as they no longer have any. I have tried to find a source on the internet but no joy so far; someone must do them. I have seen art on these miniatures in art/craft shops so I am not the only one who finds them worthwhile. The issue now is whether I can sell them on Etsy or Ebay.

Here are a couple of photos showing some of these paintings.

-and just to prove the size here is a photo of two of them on my laptop.

I think they would make a great present, each with its own tiny easel.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Artist Trading Cards on a theme of Weather

It has been some time since I did any collaging, things at home have settled down but my craft stash is all packed away and difficcult to access at the moment. I have been painting as you may know if you follow my blog Painting with John.

But here are two I have managed to do despite bonfire parties this weekend. The theme of the challenge was Weather, I chose to work with summer/sun. As usual. larger images are available on my Flickr account.

Enjoying The summer Sun

Enjoying The Sun With My Friends

They are not perfect but are a good start to rediscovering a favourite technique for creating art. I have seen imperfections since posting large sized images which I had wished I had noticed before. Do all artists find this with their art?

Here's hoping more will follow, I need to unpack my stash and get down to some real messing about with all my toys and materials.