Niki Cotton Art

Posted 28th September 2014 in Methods Musings Other Stuff Painting

sketchbooking

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The sketchbook has at last been getting some air over the last couple of weeks. I have started doing some random drawings and then whilst I was working on another painting I opened up a couple of pages and started using them to wipe my palate knife and brushes on in between colours.

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It is a really effective way of loosening up your eye and theories about what should be where.

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When I had finished the painting I worked into the pages with crayons, more paint, spray paint, oil bars, scratched, scraped, smeared and generally played around with colours and the space until I felt I could push it no further without it becoming too busy and muddy.

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Then I chopped up some card making it into a view finder with masking tape, placing it around the pages seeing what I had. I definitely feel that I have a few areas that I can blow up in to large pieces of art. I am so looking forward to having a mess around on a larger scale!

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Posted by Sarah at 11:24 on the 08.10.14

What a great way of finding inspiration in the little details, for working on a bigger piece of work – loved seeing how it turned out too…magnificently, I might add! x

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