Monday, 16 November 2009

LATEST ZENTANGLES IN ACRYLIC INKS

Sorry not been adding to my blog much of late, seems life has taken over since our return from Luxembourg with Clive's birthday celebrations both lunching with friends and having family over for the weekend, visit to hospital for my knee problem and a wonderful evening at a Norwich Theatre for the excellent play Pitmen Painters, about a real group of miners from the North East of England (with amazing strong accents!!) in the thirties who took on art appreciation classes and ended up becoming famous painters.

I had not lifted a brush in ages and then one evening felt 'deprived' so while Clive watched a movie on the TV, I brought down my zentangle sketchbook and doodled. Here are the results. Each one was coloured in later in my little upstairs study with smooth, vibrant Acrylic inks. All had been drawn with a size 0.5 Hi TecPoint black pen that was not waterproof, so had to be careful when adding the coloured inks.


Number One did not look much until I added the colour and being transluscent allowed the pen shading and designs to show through.
Number two looks a bit mad!!! Started with the two groups of circles in the middle and worked out. Where the houses came from I've no idea, nor the strange floating canoe shape. Bit if fun though.
Finally, number three was more controlled starting with the basic leaf pattern and worked with the pen into it including lots of areas of cross hatching. Then restricted the number of colours over the top.

I am now working on a new piece for the Elements Exhibition inspired by the irrigation systems in the fields around this area of Norfolk.

11 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Well, I like all of these, even if I could only enlarge the first one when I clicked on it :( I'd love to see the details a bit larger. It's fun to get some doodling out when you feel like creating something but don't have time or energy to get to a painting. Love the colors, too.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks Rhonda. I edited the images and made the second two smaller in the hope it would enlarge when clicking but no success, so went back and made them larger again. !!

Margaret Ann said...

All three are lovely...and such a soothing way to spend time... I love the bright energetic color you add to them...Wonderful! :)

Sandy Maudlin said...

Delightfully fun to 'see' inside your thoughts. So colorful, too!

Vicki Greene said...

What wonderful doodles!

shicat said...

Hi Joan,really colorful and fun imaginations. I wish I could see the bottom tow closer up,they are interesting.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks everyone for your interest and comments - sorry two images would not enlarge. I think it depends on how many pixels but I did not want the photos too small in the main post.

Marie Theron said...

Hi Joan, thanks for visiting my blog and telling about your sketching tour which took you along the West Coast of South Africa. How many works did you do during that time. I love the doodles as I am fond of doodling with aquarelle pencils!

"JeanneG" said...

All very nice. I like the first one best.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Marie - thanks for your interest. I have responded in long detail (hope you don't mind) in your latest post comments. Should really have sent you a direct email.
Nice to hear from you again Jeanne.

Robert A Vollrath said...

I really like the last one of these three:)