Blog posts

September 2019 - Industrial Nature Sculpture
August 2019 - Abstract Mixed Media
June 2019 - Paper Tube Sculpture
April 2019 - Rock Painting Extravaganza
January 2019 - Mini Shelf Pole
November 2018 - Painted Gourd
October 2018 - Matryoshka Doll Wall Hanging
September 2018 - Garden Pole
August 2018 - Mosaic Garden Sphere
June 2018 - Rock Houses
January 2018 - Art Can Happen Anywhere
November 2017 - Negative Space Painting
August 2017 - Altered Books
May 2017 - Annoying Cat
March 2017 - Costumes and Props
February 2017 - T-shirt Mania
January 2017 - 52 Week Illustration Challenge
December 2016 - Wonder Woman Fleece Hat
September 2016 - Lonely Chair Stop Motion
August 2016 - Sponging Rocks
May 2016 - Creating art with kids
April 2016 - Pew pew pew
March 2016 - Garage Band
Febraury 2016 - Stikbots Videos
January 2016 - Cross stitching zombies
December 2015 - Monster Mobile
November 2015 - The Reversible Seal Hat
October 2015 - Hallowe'en Maker Month
May 2015 - Avatar, Harry Potter and Shopkins

November 2017 : Negative Space Painting

I have not spent a lot of time painting and in the past have mostly been frustrated making the image in my head appear on paper. However, I have been exploring a new style of painting that developed out of my studies of Sandrine Pelissier's blog posts. She is an amazing artist working out of British Columbia that inspired me to get back into painting. I followed some of her floral painting lessons but changed up the mediums and subject matter to something more along the lines of my interests.

I started painting with just watercolour on watercolour paper not really focusing on an end product and just enjoyed making marks. Once that had dried I started layering different stamped and stencilled marks using acrylic paint. Then I decided on my subject matter, a seahorse for my first painting, and after outline my seahorse on the paper I painted out the background so that the colour and marks I had made with the watercolour and acrylic showed through. After that I added in details with some inktense pencils and gel pens in the positive space. Lastly I stamped on some other shapes on top of the negative space.

Voila! A finished piece of art. It was very fun to just apply paint and go on a an artistic journey rather than have and end image in mind and try to create it.

It is definitely something I will encourage others to try. Check out my art page to see some more painting done in this style.

mixed media seahorse