Thursday, February 27, 2014

Little pictures

Part of my artwork process means playing around with new ideas and images.

I'm starting on collections of images: food or messages that can be used on cards.  Here are some offerings:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gabby Malpas website - shop now live

Dear Mangofrooters

I am delighted to announce my Gabby Malpas shop is now open for business.
There are a number of items I have listed that are currently not available anywhere else - this includes my new blank art greeting cards and card packs.

Information about originals (I will list more as time goes by), and commissioned work are also on the site here.

Have a lovely weekend

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Watercolour and ink on canvas - finished

Well the canvases were finished, approved and digitised.  Here are the results.

Working with watercolour onto primed canvas was interesting - the paint literally 'sits' on top of the surface so when dry, it is very easy to remove large areas of colour.  I got around this by using ink and gouache with the watercolour - but all the while, trying to retain that 'liquidity' of watercolour.

I finished with  spray on varnish - it's necessary to protect the paintwork.

On this one, the digitiser has included the sides of the canvas that I have painted. This is quite evident on the bottom where I have deliberately made paint 'runs' down the side.