Sunday, 28 August 2022

Artful August Part 4

Hello Friends!

Here's this week's round up of  Artful August.  Only one more week of this challenge left now.  

Day 22 prompt is Watercolour. Copied from one of my own original photos {below} I really bodged the background by rushing. Otherwise, I'm very happy with it, considering I have no formal training in art. Fully self-taught.



Day 23 prompt Shape.  I have a fondness for hearts, so my shape was that.  I really feel this is a piece of two halves that don't click. tbh. drawing then shading in the tiled one gave me very bad hand cramps, so I ran out of effort for the galactic style one. I think each has merit, but not together. Heigh ho!

For one, brief, shining moment one of my pieces made it into the top 9 works on the 2,800 strong pieces under the hashtag #rachelgreigartfulaugustchallenge on Instagram!  Am I chuffed?  Am I ever!  So I had to do a screen capture.  There I am, bottom left!  Whoo Hoo!




Day 24 prompt Type. After books, the most important type for me is that which gives instructions for sewing and crafting patterns of all kinds. The colours are from a very favourite early 70's piece of fabric, the memory of which I still hold dear.


Day 25 prompt is Paste. As I can't find mine I improvised using heavy body paint instead. Mixed media.


Day 26 Prompt is Botanical
Abstract interpretation using Brusho ink and paint pens details.Each dot individually applied using a cotton bud

Day 27  prompt Travel. I love paper maps and this is the thought behind this abstract Flow and Line mixed media


Day 28.  Prompt Resist.
Instead of wax resist, I created a resist using acrylic paint which formed the basis of the flowers in this piece, with mark making using one of my wide flat brush is loaded with acrylic paints and pressing it down to make the shape.  Second photo shows detail.



So friends, that rounds up the third week of Artful August.   Next week it'll be just a half week 28 through 31st.

Don't forget to let me know your favourite.

Until next time.
Stay safe, stay well.
Debbie

15 comments:

  1. Hi Deb, I am in love with your art again The first one is fabulous, and congrats on being placed at no. 9, that's great! Very well done, keep going! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. Yes, I'm well pleased with the realistic quality I achieved in the first one. Hugs, Deb

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  2. Well done on coming in the top nine - so pleased for you :) I love them all again but especially the map one and the first one but they are all so creative and clever. Take care and stay safe.

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    1. Thank you, ragged Robin. Yes, I was so pleased to come in the top 9.Thank you, ragged Robin. Yes, I was so pleased to come in the top nine, Even if it was only for a few hours. Well chuffed!

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  3. The first one is my favourite.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I thought you might like that one!

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  4. Congratulations on the top nine, my friend! I loved that one using the napkin. The first card is lovely. You have the shine down wonderfully! Great photo as well. It's fun to see your creations from the prompts. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Martha Ellen. Yes, a lot of people like that one that I did with that tissue. I still feel a bit guilty over it though, because a lot of people seem to think it's my artwork, not a tissue collage. Have a wonderful week. xoxo

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    2. No need to feel guilty about that lovely piece, Deb! I love it! xoxo

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  5. Congratulations on being in the top nine. How wonderful! Deb, I think all your work is amazing. They are each unique and so creative.
    The first is so lifelike and the sheen is perfect.
    The hearts are beautiful, as you know I love hearts, too. The tile one is so detailed and intricate, but then, the galaxy is detailed in it's own way, too.
    The sewing pattern brought back many memories for me, too.
    The paste prompt one I love to look at. It seems to be fluid and moving and full of texture.
    Botanical seems to be expanding outward. Great colors.
    Travel could easily be an advertisement for a travel company. Wonderful.
    Resist is sweet and lovely and I can almost feel the breeze causing the flowers to nod.

    A favorite? I simply can't decide. ;-)

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    1. Thank you my friend. Goodness, I guess you looked in detail at all of them. Okay, I'll let you off not being able to pick a favour at this time. Hugs. xoxo

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    2. As a person who has not a bit of artistic talent, yes, I do look at all your artwork in detail. I am amazed as what you do! But I will dial back on my critique and tell you a favorite. Promise~ Love and hugs

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    3. Oh my friend. Don't you dare dial back. I love that somebody takes the time to look at each one in such detail. Take care, my friend. xoxo

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  6. I especially love your radishes and your resist piece. I'm so glad you are sharing your art again!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie. All these daily art practises come to an end at the end of August. From then on I'll be taking more time over my pieces, so there won't be quite so many. I guess the rose hips do look a lot like radishes, don't they? LoL.

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