I just wanted to show you a couple of drawings that I created in my sketchbook recently. I’m trying to create art without any end result in sight, just for the joy of it and to keep honing my skills.
I also would like to learn to loosen up a bit, let go of perfectionism and maybe try my hand at some watercolour abstract art.
© Stacey-Ann Cole 2013
Watercolour Pencil & Brown Ink Pen on Khadi Paper
© Stacey-Ann Cole 2013, Untitled
Brown Coloured Pencil on Smooth Paper
It’s funny because although I still enjoy drawing faces very much and will continue to do so, I look at the artwork I created above and it feels very safe to me. I feel like I need to challenge myself more, try new techniques and not be so controlled.
So I will be continue playing and exploring and trying to have fun and hopefully document these experiments here on my blog.
Would you look at the drawings above and think ‘controlled’ and ‘safe’? I’m wondering if the thoughts I’m having about my art are actually seeping into my work or not so much?
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Whilst rummaging in my craft cupboard the other day I found a lovely white box frame that I picked up in Ikea a couple of years ago. I remember vaguely thinking that one day I may want to try framing some of my art to see how it looks.
It turns out that it is the perfect size to frame the painting I did for one of Willowing’s art challenges, which I wrote about recently here. I actually love how the white frame looks with my painting and I think I’ve come up with the perfect place to hang it up.
I must say that I’m very pleased with and proud of my first framed artwork! What do you think?
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