Acrylic and graphite on paper.
Hand painted dolls listed in my Etsy shop today.
Lots of painting recently, some of these can be seen at the tobacco factory, Bristol until the end of August. I’ve had to put painting aside for such a long time it’s great to be spending some time exploring my favourite medium again. Some canvas and some paper works, incorporating graphite, water colour, acrylic, glitter and pastels.
The shadow dolls above came into being when the sunlight cast shadows from a vase of flowers across my work table, I simply traced the shadows straight onto the doll. The pony above is a simple shape taken from my sketchbook, I wanted to mix a primitive folk painting feel with a pinch of my little pony kitsch. The dolls above and below have simple faces inspired by ancient primitive cave paintings, I was also influenced by the graphic shapes, colours and characters found in the paintings of Joan Miro and Paul Klee.