I do worry as this sort of work is all too easy to be copied, but it is a double edge sword as I want the work to be seen, but would also like people to realise thay cannot copy the work in any form..
Saturday, 31 March 2012
At present when I look at surface pattern and design I seem to be seeing allot of illustrator- seamless repeats. I enjoy working like this but the difference is that I will take the work back to hand rendered screen printed fabrics, wallpaper and surface decoration. I have 'binned' and laid to rest other ideas and will now concentrate on doing a design taking it to a screen and perfecting my screen printing style/technique. I will post images as hopefully this Easter break will allow me the time to do this.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
Started out with blossoms and lost interest, grey in the background should have been softer...just did not excite me
Adding my favourite...... texture
Gone back to 'the past ways' and has done nothing for me, I have very little acrylics as gave them away...which is a good thing as with this not working there is no way I can continue with acrylic...
but a prize, I recently won - six tins of spray paint...hmmm
being me I worked back in with thinners..liking this
layers of paint and varnish...
Colours do not show up so well...but this is better, top picture reflects more closely the colour. A friend won some other colours so she will let me use some of her cans. Will post again when finished...
I am going to concentrate on screen printing after this.
Friday, 16 March 2012
I have been cutting up old etching and prints to more manageable size throwing out the rubbish bits. I liked these bits and saw an owl in them?...then things just snowballed, I have, in my distant past practice liked squares and grids/graph paper, and strived to paint everything square...but not in 'McKenzie' way! So from this..
to this instead of space invaders with the stripe...
and then, a few minuets ago these pages....
I am not sure if I should go back, but loving this top left corner....just think I should do as a large canvas....
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
I said I was going to post some old work... this was from high school days not too sure when ...1979 - 1980 ish.
I am trying to sort my website out and it is driving me nuts..silly packages that limit you. You would think that if you uploaded file after file of images that you can see and access,that you then would be able to do a new gallery/layout from these!!!! How stupid that you need to upload again...
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
|The sculpted wool piece I have been so excited about...|
idea, concept, copyright belong the artist
The black sheep of the family"
A 'fine arty' title with no intention to offend purely a reflection that the wool tops I was sent for this project contained this wool from a black sheep in Scotland, cream/white wool from a Dorset mother ewe and cream/white lambs wool
Saturday, 10 March 2012
Did a little 'proper' drawing last week. Then a dry point etching. Had to revisit naive older style... just to check it out
|Barn Owl from primary|
|Gone too far, working on Joseph as a production he became 'Hootaekamoon' Sixth Form student I was working with liked the humour...|
|Dry pint etching will mess about with this in illustrator...do like the line quality --only good for cushion covers?|
|Everything is ready to mount and send off|
|Archive textile, this has been a fantastic way to work and will do so in future|
|The background image was from website of Diana|
Civil, who did the entrance at New Design Britain 2012. I really like her work.
The part I am most existed about is the Wool Board submission, I know it seems silly but I am worried about my being copied..as soon as I have posted this I will put some photo's on...