Just like last night I'm here with another of the pages I made during my workshop with Dina Wakley [held at Art From the Heart].
And, just like last night, I'm blogging in my pyjamas. Feel free to erase that image from your mind before you read on ...
Here's the one I'm thinking of framing [but I don't think it's the one you think it is Dina ...]: The words I used are from the Coldplay song 'Yellow' which had been playing in the car on our way to Art From The Heart:Precisely just how much I like both the colour and the song has been well documented [remember this post on Copy + Paste?].But it wasn't until I'd completed most of the page [including the yellow star] using the star-shaped print-outs provided... ... that I realised how perfectly the lyrics fitted with what I'd been creating. I also realised that I'll certainly be hanging onto those masks, above, the ones I'd sprayed over the top of, to use on something in their own right as they're just to pretty to waste as a by-product!These photos [above and below] show how the page looked prior to adding any definition with blendable oil pastels and acrylic paints:And here's the impact after adding them: I think it makes such a difference. Dina mentioned how, an artist whos work she admires, really 'puts the work in' in her art - by adding layer upon layer of interest and detail ... something I'm very open to experimenting with in future.
Dina also extolled the virtues of adding a splash of black or white to draw disparate elements together and make a page more coherent, so that's exactly what I tried out here:
p.s: would you believe me if I told you I happened to buy a yellow cardigan today! 'And it was all yellow ... '