With this terms acrylic painting class completed and the next class yet to begin, the Burnside Painting Group held a social night and invited local lino print artist Gail Kellett to come and give a presentation on the process she uses to create her vibrant lino prints.
It proved to be a great insight into the amount of work that goes into each piece and by the time I left I was inspired to go home and give it a crack myself. It certainly turned out to be a bit more difficult than I imagined, both the cutting and pulling the print, but I think it is something I hope to be able to dabble with a bit in the future as some compositions I think of could lend themselves more to this medium.
Another medium that I would love to be able to master would have to be watercolour. The thought of being able to rock up somewhere and pull out a small water colour set and knock out a painting on the spot with minimal tools definitely appeals.
I enjoy trying out new techniques and mediums as it provides new ideas, skills and an appreciation for the though processes involved.
Each new bit of information – whether it turns out to be a successful venture or not – adds to my existing knowledge and skills which all goes into the soup that is my own personal style.
Everyone is exposed to, and interprets in their own unique way, different scenarios and inspirations. That is what makes art so fantastic, it is an expression borne out of you and you alone.