10 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day1-10

As promised, I said I would update you on my progress with my May Mini Art Challenge...
Day 10
And here is a montage of Days 1-9
 I also post daily on my Instagram page, thanks for following on my challenge.
Bye for now.

01 May, 2018

Its Time for Another Art Challenge...

Happy 1st May!
I can't wait to welcome in the warmer weather again and ditch the coats and gloves. It started to warm up a couple of weeks back, which made me hopeful. But now its back to being cold again here in the South West of England :-(.

From time to time I like to give myself an art challenge in which I make something everyday for a month. It forces me to make time for art, which could be really hard at times. Especially because I work all day and I don't always have the energy or feel motivated or inspired to go into the studio. 

So everyday in May, I will make a piece of artwork in my sketchbook-either a collage, mixed media painting, drawing, etc and then post it on my Instagram page. Once I have a few to show you, I will post them on my blog. At the end of the challenge, I will then hold a giveaway-details to come :-).
I'm calling it my-

May Mini Art Challenge
Day 1
If you want more information on this challenge, check out my Instagram page.
Bye for now.

16 April, 2018

Solo Exhibition at The Co-operative Food in Old Town, Swindon

I am exhibiting at The Co-operative Food in Swindon's Old Town, in their Cafe area. The artwork will be on display from now to the middle of May. Here are some photos of the pieces on display. If you are in the area, stop in and take a look. The cafe also sells some tasty coffee and snacks,  I especially like their Mocha coffee. 
Bye for now.

10 March, 2018

Hexagon Update...

Here is a look at what I've been up to lately-remember these hexagons? I wanted to build up some more interesting layers and textures so I collaged paper snowflakes as well as butterfly and daisy paper punches I made a while back. The letters were also painted white.
I then sprayed acrylic inks while they were laid flat on the table.
I hung them up on my wall and then added more acrylic ink spray and acrylic paints.
Here are some detail photos.
They still need more work but they are coming along nicely. I'm not sure if I'll be able to work on all six at the same time as they take up a lot of space so I will just have to work on sections at a time. I will post more photos as they develop.
Bye for now.

12 February, 2018

More Work In Progress...

These are some new canvases I've started working on recently. I thought the shape was very interesting and I also came across some wooden letters and thought I would experiment with them as well. 

Not sure what else I will do with them, but stay tuned...
Bye for now.

Work In Progress...

Here are some pieces I've been working on in the studio...

Here are some close ups of the two paintings.


These are two other paintings I've been working on for a while and am still struggling to resolve them. I've gone back and added modelling paste and tissue paper to give it more texture. 

 Here are close ups.

Bye for now.

Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

If you're still stuck and are in need of a card for that special someone, take a look-

They are all blank inside, 4"x 6", acrylic and watercolour paints on white card stock. If you are interested send me an email at carmen@carmenbnorris.com
Bye for now.