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I’m finishing this week with a big painting under my belt.

I have been slowly working my way through my French countryside inspiration (that’s dating back to last summer; that’s how slowly!)

I’ve fairly recently discovered Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics and I. AM. IN. LOVE. I love the texture of them when painting with it and matt feel.

I love using acrylics for textural painting as you can layer up colours and textures with different mark making tools which frees up the painting process and allows for some unexpected bonuses (happy accidents!)

Although it is big and took some time (and many layers) I really enjoyed the process and love the finished piece – Patchwork Countryside.

Off for a G & T now – wishing you a great weekend.

One of our tasks this week on the ABSPD course was to loosen up and get mark making and to even make some ‘brushes’ to mark make with.

And that’s how these crazy looking objects came about.

It made me realise how stuck in my own way of working I’ve been because when I suspended disbelief and just had a go, I came up with some very useful work.

It’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle at the moment with each piece being created for the whole picture. I can see how useful these abstracts will be for layering into patterns as backgrounds.

I am itching for some colour though.   🙂    Soon…

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