The tube strike forced me to hunt down a new route to work, which involved cutting through Brockwell Park on a beautiful sunny morning! I spied a gorgeous colourful piano at Herne Hill Station too!
Well I’ve just got back to rainy grey London after an amazing weekend in beautiful sunny Northumberland! It was the Alnmouth Arts Festival this weekend and it was such a good weekend! I had a lovely spot in the ferryman’s hut, by the sea. It was a bit off the route though so I’m not so sure it would have been as good if it had been raining! The ferryhut was used, up until the 60’s, as a base for the ferryman who would row people across the estuary, to the south beach. It was the perfect place to display by beachy paintings. I was there all weekend talking to my visitors. My brother stood in for half an hour to let me run up to the Hindmarsh Hall to see Francesca Simpson, Kath Woollen and Adele Agar. I’m annoyed I didn’t get to see any others but there wasn’t time!
Monoprinting can be a very quick but effective way of creating imagery. Draw a rough image on some paper or use a photograph (photocopied is best). If there’s writing it’ll be reversed on the final image so bear that in mind! Roller some ink onto a surface, then place the image, face up, onto the inked area LIGHTLY! Now you can draw over the image and where the pressure is applied, the lines will print in ink. I’ve experimented quickly with a few colours. My favourite is the cow! Which is yours?
I’ve been on a very fun photo shoot today with loads of flowers and cake! It’s been such a beautiful sunny day too. The balcony door was open in the studio and the sun was streaming in. It almost felt summery?? I came away with some gorgeous flowers though. I wish they lasted longer! I think bright pink and turquoise has to be one of my favourite colour combinations!