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Tag Archives: beach combing
The pieces down lefthand side are the broken stems of clay pipes, the rest is pottery found on that day.
I am going to experiment with a new found toy – Sugru. (Introduced to me by Mrs Snail – she teaches us all so much!) I’m hoping to fix the pieces on to the canvas with this substance that turns to rubber, but no time left today as I’m off to pick up Big Bro and Little Bro from school in a minute. A Granny’s work is never done!
Joining in with Paint Party Friday
All pieces of art made on the Beach Clean theme are going towards and exhibition I will be doing with Miss E in Dorset Arts Weeks 2018. However we are beginning to talk about a smaller event next year – I’ll be sure to let you know all about it.
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
Escaping from the relentless rain here in the south of England, I go over my pictures of the glorious sunshine of Abu Dhabi. I can take my self back there with this view from my bedroom
Join me in soaking up the sunshine,
wandering along the beach …
finding interesting pieces of coral – is that what this is?
the beach did not at first look promising for beachcombing – one of my very favourite pastimes – but when I looked really closely
there were such delicate colours and beautiful fragments to be found ….
and eventually finding a few larger shells, I started to write names
And then I realised if I did a picture of the name of one of my grandchildren, then all eight needed to be done! More shells needed. …..
I got into a lovely routine of wandering slowly along the beach first thing each morning and ……..
mandalas started to take over from knitting designs.. . . …
Such a grasshopper mind!
What is it about sorting and arranging that is SO pleasing and relaxing ……