Wednesday, October 1, 2008

marine inspiration

This is the drawing I used for my Fish bag. I must admit that with the computer my artwork is getting more and more basic. I find that you have to redo everything any way so its not much use spending hours and hours doing finished artwork. I use photoshop, which I know is a fantastic program but have to admit my computer skills are very basic and I am not getting the most out of it. I am waiting for my son (who is going to do an advertising degree at AAA next year) to give me some tips! I took inspiration from this piece of art/embroidery I did a long time ago. I painted on the handmade paper and then added some embroidery and beads, then didn't quite know what to do with it.
Continuing with the fish theme, these are some paintings I did when we first came to Hermanus and I tried working with acrylics instead of my usual gouache or watercolours.

1 comment:

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi Colleen,
Just wanted to let you know the cushion covers arrived safe and sound this morning. They're lovely as I expected! And many thanks for the tea towel. It was really no bother dealing with setcom. You are a lady of many talents as I can see from your blog.
Kind regards
Deborah x