Monday, 2 January 2012

Last Pages

This journal will linger on no longer! I finished it ages ago and have gone through a whole small one-where I mainly stuck things in that I liked or wanted to keep and did less painting, drawing or writing. I have the exciting prospect of a new journal to start now-an A5 hard backed sketch book my Dad gave me for Christmas. I shall add some things from it here from time to time. Here are the last few pages of the pastel book that I wanted to share. I love doing test pages of different media. I have a lot of pencils-mainly watercolour and some prismacolour and arranged them all on a day when I must have had lots of time, then coloured a sample in numerical order. I should have this list in my bag really as I have doubles of quite a few colours and can never remember which ones I need when I am in the shop.

I have not written much in this book-this page is an exception. It was already painted and I wrote around the plant head man. I wanted to remember a few stories my Mum and Dad had recently told me-I have a very bad memory so need to do this more often.

Memories of the nursery garden. I brought sunflowers and rose hips home before it was cut off for the construction work to begin.

Circus tent for a hat is what I was thinking here!

Plan for my next felty head-which turned out kind of like this.

I may felt him, I may crochet him or he may just stay a drawing.

My version of a doodly hand from an art book-not sure which one I was looking at.

A partial skull Andy found for me in the gravel by the car park, at the historic dockyard in Chatham. I painted it with gouache and drew on it with pencil.

Some of my letterpress wooden letters found on Greenwich market.