Can you see the hint of a darker turquoise?
This is how she looked just after I added that row:
Sitting on the table I am making her for. I did wonder whether to stop here and leave it as a large mat for the table as it looked so pretty, but I’m itching to see what this pattern looks like when finished, so on I went.
I’ve had the mahogany table for years and I love the details in the design. I had to take it outside to get a decent photo of it.
As you can see it is not easy to clean!
The crochet pattern is Mandala Madness by Helen Shrimpton and I have used Spiro Star in the centre. You can see my tutorial here.
I am using Scheepjes Cotton Bonbon and a 2mm hook.
It will measure approximately 1m across when completed.
In the top picture I have just started the 10th ball of the main colour.
It measures 29″ or 74cm across.
The background is one of my unfinished abstract paintings on canvas in acrylic paint.
Pop over to Nanacathy for her weekly gem ‘Knit and Natter Friday’ where you can chat about all things yarny.
Posted in creativity, Crochet, how to, mandalas, painting
Tagged #MandalaMadness, acrylic painting, crochet mandala, mahogany table, Mandala Madness, Spiro Star, Spiro Star Centre to Mandala Madness
The second completed painting in the Beach Clean Art series – yes, I’m now confident there will be a series!
‘Beach Clean 2’
Acrylic paint, rust and fishing line. 8″x 8″
I love the rust pieces and some deserve a place of their own – the found fishing line, which comes in all sorts of colours, is perfect for attaching bits and pieces.
The painting started out like this – the one top right
one of this group of backgrounds I did back in July
I was blown away by the wonderful response last week to my cry for help. I can’t express how immensely grateful I am to all of you who joined in the discussion. It really did help so MUCH!!!!!
Are you wondering how the painting looks now?
Well it has been sitting on a table in my sitting room for me to look at several times a day and I have tinkered with it many times. Taking everyone’s comments into consideration really helped to concentrate my mind and consider all the elements that were brought to my attention – what a gift you all gave me – really!!! Here is last week’s post – Help!
And here it is now – nothing has been fixed yet.
Already as I look at it I know I will rearrange the turquoise rope at the bottom when I fix it, but I think it is nearly there. It just needs to sit a few more days for me to be sure.
The title will be ‘Beach Clean 3‘
Joining in with Paint Party Friday…..
…. and completing the second of 7 paintings for my 16 for 2016 Challenge
Posted in 16 for 16, collage, painting
Tagged 16 for 2016, acrylic on canvas, acrylic painting, assemblage art, beach clean art, beach combing, beach-combing art, painting, rust
Remember this painting which i had just placed together but not yet fixed, when I wrote this Beach Clean Art post ?
Today I set about fixing it all together. I really like the piece of wood on the right too much to let it go yet, so I replaced that element with some of the rust I found on Ringstead beach.
This is how it looks so far with the small canvas screwed on and the rust attached with a bit of netting and red fishing line
Now I’m driving myself crazy trying to work out where to go next – does it look right as it is – less is more – or is this better …..
but is the balance right? does this look better?
Aaargh! My head is aching!
Can you lovely people help me!?! Which one.
The pressure is on a bit as for the first time ever I am entering three paintings into the Dorset County Show and this might be one of them.
Joining in with Paint Party Friday where you can see masses of wonderful artworks.