Sunday, 26 March 2023
A Murmuration of Starlings
here. However, we have enjoyed seeing them over the last couple of weeks.
Posted by Ellie Foster at 16:07 2 comments:
Labels: Mumuration of starlings, poplar trees, starlings
Thursday, 16 March 2023
Spring is just round the corner
...as is Yoimachi, which has been flowering for ages.
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Wanderlust 2023 - Weeks One to Eight
On to the next seven weeks - all about pencils.
Posted by Ellie Foster at 10:26 6 comments:
Labels: acrylic paint, clear gesso, collage, Granny, oil pastel, soft pastels, Wanderlust 2021, Wanderlust 2022, Wanderlust 2023, watersoluble crayons, white gesso
Thursday, 2 March 2023
Last month we went to our local art gallery and museum to see some of the exhibitions on at the moment. I was interested to see the watercolour exhibition, having had a little more experience of watercolours in my art journaling course last year. David Remfry is a master of watercolours and I spent a long time looking at the picture which is on the poster above - called Anna. It was fascinating to see how he had used the paper and washes of colour to outline her face. There were full length watercolours too and I haven't seen large scale works like that in this medium.exhibition by Jeanette Killner, who was one of my teachers on the Foundation in Art and Design course I did. She was the 2D tutor and encouraged me with my felt making. Her own art involves aluminium drinks cans which she heats to bring out the rainbow-like colours. Chris really liked the fish above, but that wasn't for sale.
I really enjoyed seeing the exhibitions and may well go back before they move on or close.
Posted by Ellie Foster at 19:35 6 comments:
Labels: David Remfry, Jeanette Killner, pendant, the Collection, The Usher Art Gallery, watercolours
Thursday, 23 February 2023
Artful August Challenge - in January! Week Four to end
This was such an enjoyable project to do during January and I may well look out for it again this August, for January 2024!
Posted by Ellie Foster at 18:00 6 comments:
Labels: Artful August, collage, collage papers, die cutting, embossing folders, embossing powder, gel plate prints, stamping, tissue paper, watercolour sparkle inks
Sunday, 19 February 2023
'Life' by Luxmuralis at Lincoln Cathedral
here. As we slowly made our way around the Cathedral, there were films on a loop so you could stay and watch them for as long as you wanted. There were various themes in different parts of the building. (Unfortunately, my camera does not like low light conditions, so the photos are not the best, but they do give some idea of the spectacle.) The first film showed images of how we are damaging the planet.
The second showed many different cultures through their art and textiles.
This section was my favourite with the William Morris patterns projecting onto all the arches.
Finally, the last section showed time, with clocks and watches and then showing the earth slowly revolving. How much time does the planet and all that is on it have left?
It was a fabulous experience but was also thought provoking - how much damage humans have done. However, there was also the celebration of what humans have achieved in art and culture, so there were positives too.
This has been the most popular event held at the Cathedral and was sold out. There is a report about it here with a video clip that will give you more of an idea of what it was like. There are also more photos here which are just a little better than mine! I felt like I was in a giant kaleidoscope and am so pleased I was able to be there. If a show like this is coming to a building near you, do go and see it.
In case you are interested, a blogger called Vix went to see a show near her and posted about it including a couple of video clips too. It is about half way down the blog post. You can see it here. (I would have loved to have seen this one too).
Posted by Ellie Foster at 10:42 4 comments:
Labels: event, Lincoln Cathedral, Luxmuralis, Sound and Light, William Morris
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