Thursday, 8 August 2013

Tigers & Garden Shears...

After all my anxieties, nothing bad happened Tuesday evening and the painting demo was a roaring success. (D'ya see what I did there?) I had hopelessly overestimated just how much work I would get done in two hours, especially when you are talking, answering questions and also struggling with working on an upright easel when you are used to working with a drawing board on your lap!  However, after thinking fast, I decided that the best thing to do was to demonstrate a bit of everything so that the audience would get an idea of all the various techniques used when I paint something like this.

It seemed to go down well, everyone was happy and a lot of people came up afterwards to say that they would be attending the workshop I am running there next month.  For my part, I was just so pleased to discover that I can talk coherently about my favourite subject for that amount of time - I definitely think I could do that on a regular basis!

After a dry spell as far as painting is concerned, I now have to finish the above painting in order to take it with me for the workshop, plus I have two dog portraits to get on with.
Sometimes I make something for the aninmated film that turns out just perfect.  I love these tiny garden shears, just four inches long. 
They 'work' too.  All done with some cardboard, double sided tape, smidgeon of stuffing, a tiny button and the yarn.  Great fun!


Soggibottom said...

Think I am done with blogger.......... :-) but just love the idea of you and doing what I know you will be good at.. and you are :-) not good at growing those martoes though. he he.. fantastic post :-) x x x

Magpie Magic said...

So glad your demonstration went well. I love the shears too, they look great.