Anything Goes…

31 Jul

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I’m not a painter. I draw, I make original prints, I experiment with mixed media work. But I rarely paint. So as far as I’m concerned, anything goes. If something doesn’t work out, I can paint over it and start again. So I don’t know what the rules are (well, some of the basic ones, but that’s it) and I’m going to do whatever takes my fancy. When I do printmaking, I prefer to work with just the three primary colours, Process Cyan, Magenta / Red and Yellow and I’m trying to keep to this principle with this painting; I’ll see how it pans out. I’m also keen on trying to draw more than paint, using very thin washes of translucent colour that flow from the brush with the sort of lines and marks I use in drawings.

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4 Responses to “Anything Goes…”

  1. alethakuschan August 1, 2018 at 16:53 #

    I’ve always thought of myself as a painter, but I actually draw much more than I paint — plus I adore drawing. So maybe the labels don’t really describe us … I think the idea of using paint as a drawing medium is fabulous. Though in my painting I try to be painterly with it, I have been thinking more and more about ways that I can cross over various drawing habits into painting — like the things I do when I use oil pastels. Still figuring it out, but I would love to use paint sometimes as though it was an oil pastel with the brush being the stick, so to speak. Anyway, experiment and do what seems like the truest expression of your desire. There are no rules.

    • Rosie Scribblah August 1, 2018 at 23:45 #

      I have often used oil bars and I really like them, a very nice way of drawing with paint☺

  2. kestrelart August 1, 2018 at 06:52 #

    “Not a painter”
    Really?

    • Rosie Scribblah August 1, 2018 at 08:18 #

      Haha lol 😀 I have never really identified with painting in the way I do with drawing and printmaking, which both give me such a thrill. But painting is a very accessible medium for trying put ideas whereas printmaking is a very slow and cumbersome process. I am trying to get to grips with painting, and push through the barriers which make me want to run back kicking and screaming to drawing and print. I think I am getting somewhere with these acrylics.

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