Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Playing with mucky water!

Sometimes I get very picky and my paintings get really tight and cluttered with details. That's the time I need to stop and throw some inky water around. There is still a tendency to try to control it, but then I end up with a plain black canvas or board!!!
I didn't do too much to this one, just let some of the ink run and then I sprayed on a little water and added salt, which works as well with ink as with watercolour!  Who knew???
This one ended up totally black at one point, but a few dabs with a tissue and some salt thrown on saved it.  I have no idea what will happen with these or how long it will take for inspiration to hit me, but I had a lot of messy fun and it's a good way to break out of a rut!
However, going back to tight detail for a moment, I've finished my little Steampunk Seahorse and he is currently residing in my website shop.  It's easy to purchase from it if you have paypal and you can find it here.
Tomorrow I'll be back to normal painting as I have a few horse portraits to tackle, plus some new paintings for the upcoming Witches Fair :D

Monday, 7 October 2013

Glastonbury Wytches Market

The Market on Saturday was tremendous fun and I was happy with my new look stall.  The layout seemed to work for the visitors too, as I had lots of people stop and chat and I must say a huge thank you to everyone who bought pictures and gifts from me.

I'm always amazed at how the hall can start off so empty and plain but a short time later, take on the feel of a  magical marketplace. I had the chance to meet up with stall holder friends from the last market, and make a few more this time around. Surprisingly, none of the Dragon bottles sold, so I have some of those to list in one of my shops.  The question is, which shop???  The Etsy shop or my website?

I have to say that I returned home with a good deal of gratitude, mainly because my car made it back safely.  The poor old thing is acting quite tired these days!!!  I was also glad to get back to my dear pony Toffee, who has been extremely ill over the last couple of weeks.  He seems to be turning the corner now, but I'll tell more of his story on the Holistic blog.

I have a few days of sorting stock and pulling together my rather untidy house before cracking on with a new set of paintings.  I also have a very large sculpting project on the go and I have to find the time to finish off  this rather tricky fellow before my next Market which is on 16th November in a little place called Bedhampton.