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Framing with or without….

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Framed Decalco Painting

I put this decal painting of mine in a frame, just to see what it looks like. Then I took out the glass, and I much prefer the way it looks when there is no glass in the way. Its not conventional to have an un-glassed artwork in a frame, especially when its an original…..but y’know…I like it. And I’m not a conventional person, but….I was wondering if it lacks professionalism not have glass over it? I just think the colours “pop” more when its open like this. What do you think? Do you prefer to look at a painting with glass or no glass (naturally I couldn’t take a decent photo of it with glass on it, due to said reflection issues……)

River and Reeds (painting)

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River and Reeds

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. Gosh its turned SO cold today – we had snow and wind and allsorts….I thought it was supposed to be Spring! Anyway, I did this little decalcomania painting of a little stream running through some reeds out into the open river. I was thinking of my local river and how high it is with all the recent rain, and the treacherous waterfall that pounds over the rocks – I really must take a photo in the next couple of days, because it has swamped all the little islands that the ducks live on, and now they are all paddling furiously around trying to find food and dry land! (Having re-read that I realise how terribly British it is to complain about the weather. My last post was on that subject too –  I do apologise *ahem*)

Misty View Painting

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Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend! I wanted to share this painting with you, because…..well, I’m kind of excited about it. (Everything I do makes me stupidly happy, but still….there is always room for more smiles!)

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This is in a larger size format……most of my decals are fairly small, about A4 size (8.3 x 11.7 for US people), but this…..this….is huge in comparison! Its almost like A2 size…..(approx 16 x 16 inches – although strictly speaking A2 is 16×23 inches)

The larger size means a different way of working, as in trying to get a new consistency for the paint, different drying times before lifting it from the surface. I’m also using different paper so I have to allow for that too…gosh who knew hard thinking could be this much fun! 🙂

I’m working on a larger size so that I can actually try and get some framed to hang on the wall…..instead of using an app to see what they “would” look like if they were bigger.

Anyway….thats what I’m doing this weekend. What about you?

 

Not on the same page….

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So, today I was painting and made some decals. I was especially proud of this one

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which I called “Plant Shoots” due to it reminding me of some weird bamboo plant with pod like things emerging. Or it could be eyes…..

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I actually made a rough GIF with these two together, as if the eyes were blinking. Looked pretty cool, until I showed my husband…..

“Oh, are you doing a project on women’s health? Look, ovaries…..”

Pffft!!!

Decalcomania 2017

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Hello everybody! I hope you are all well 😀 I realised with a bit of a shock that today is practically the end of January already, and its been a week since I blogged. I want to share my first (of the year) Decalcomania with you. As regular readers will know, I have a bit of an obsession with this art form, and practice it fairly regularly as in here and here and oh, lets have this one too I also mess around with them to achieve weird effects like this.

But these are two I did this week

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This looks a bit like water tumbling around the bottom of a cliff face, don’t you think? or maybe a little riverbank and some (blotchy) leaves are being blown into the stream.

cliff-steps

And these could be steps….maybe leading up to the cliff? Or steps carved out from a mountain.

Either way, I adore the 3D effect of Decalcomania.

 

Oh hello!

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Yes, I know, its been so very long since I posted – over 20 days. I’m sorry. Have a collage

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Thing is, I have really been in a stuck place creatively speaking. My muse, Matilda,

matilda2Decided to run away

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So I really didn’t know what to do with myself

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I played and painted, tried some collage – didn’t work. I don’t like playing with other peoples images really. I tried to make some of my own collage bits, didn’t work either.

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So then I fell back on my beloved Decalcomania. And wondered if I could enhance that somewhat. So I did a little balloon, because I adore balloons.

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So I’m back….. *waves to new followers*

Rainy Day Decals

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Not that these depict rain in any way, but since there is nothing much else to do while the rain is whipping off the windows, and thunder and lightning rolls and flashes overhead, I just thought I would play a bit. Luckily we still have power. And internet 😀

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I think this looks like a little landscape of water and grassy hillocks.

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This could be another little landscape, with a path up at the top leading out of the frame. Gosh I do love decalcomania art, every piece is a surprise.