Scraping And Scribbling

27 Mar
Scribbling on top of scrapings.

I’m feeling a bit better each day as the Covid19 symptoms are going and I’m getting a bit stronger, and today was the first since the illness started 10 days ago that I’ve been able to think about doing anything remotely arty.

Scraping leftover paint.

Whenever I do a painting, I scrape any leftover acrylic paint onto spare canvasses or heavy textured papers, to form a base, or ground, for further work. I’ve had this piece of A4 sized hand-made Khadi paper around so today I had a bit of a scribble on top with some Daler Rowney soft oil pastels.

I based this exercise on a few drawings I’d done en plein air of the view over Swansea from a hill in the Waun Wen area of the city. It’s isn’t an accurate representation, I’m just having a play with the materials and the shapes, seeing what I can do with them.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

5 Responses to “Scraping And Scribbling”

  1. kestrelart March 28, 2022 at 23:19 #

    What a great idea. Using the scrapings as starts for future paintings.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 29, 2022 at 13:33 #

      Sometimes I cover the scrapings on canvas with a ground of white, so the colours don’t show through but the texture does. Waste not, want not 😀

  2. Leonie Andrews March 27, 2022 at 22:35 #

    Good to hear you are feeling better!

    • Rosie Scribblah March 28, 2022 at 12:43 #

      Thanks, actually went out today, I’m legally released from house arrest lol 😀

      • Leonie Andrews March 28, 2022 at 13:34 #

        Good to hear that. It must be so good to do so.

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