Gerald Scarfe, well known UK political cartoonist, whose artwork appeared for decades in the satirical magazine “Private Eye”, 40+ years at the Sunday Times, 20 years in the New Yorker, made a pop impression in Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” album, on British stamps of Comedians, on backdrops for major Ballet and drama productions – hasContinue reading “Gerald Scarfe: Audio Cartoons”
Today, I pockled (that is the official term for it, others might say ‘drifted’) through Waterstones, (for the benefit of overseas readers, Waterstones is a major chain of bookshops in the UK). And here’s 2 things which jumped out at me almost immediately about modern culture: there’s a growing amount of books which are soundbitesContinue reading “Art, books, & me me me”
Many people say “I can’t draw a straight line” – this is a great starting point, because there are very few in nature (except the horizon). Have you tried the freedom of collage? Watch Rebecca Maloney collage a landscape, from a few lightly pencilled guide marks, using coloured paper from magazines. And yes, she makes itContinue reading ““I can’t draw a straight line””
Lori Reed shows collage works and techniques
Collaborating on the same collage 2 artists: Rick and Brenda Beerhorst. Musings on failure and big city.
If you’ve ever tried making collage but it disappointed you – looked jumbled, clumsy and like a 4 year old efforts – then this brief video shows you the beginning steps to more polished work. Creative Takeaways Collage is a great way to free up creativity when you’re feeling stuck – it brings in readymadeContinue reading “Collage 101”
If you know anyone who loves Matisse’s cutouts but says “I’m scared to make art” or “I dread old age”, show them this video. Eunice Parsons is a vibrant, working collagist in her 90s. She works with huge pieces of paper, ripping them and rearranging them carefully into new, eye-popping pictures. (Note: she made thisContinue reading “Art = “a fresh seeing””
Responding to yesterday’s creative prompt – finally – this humorous doodle/collage: Hope you had fun with the creative prompt too!
This simple exercise again begins with pasted paper base layer – in this case, patterned scrapbook paper – then builds layers of paint over it. Einat Kessler is the tutor. Like Bob Blast, it is very simple and all the materials are cheaply and easily purchasable in a craft or art store. This collage pieceContinue reading “Starting Collage Paint Exercise 2”
Robert Burridge (Bob Blast) makes energetic, simple you-can-do-this collage exercises. Try this one, demonstrated in under 7 minutes. It’s splashy, instinctive fun and results in a simple abstract. Materials used: black and white photocopies, a canvas or board surface, gel medium (used as ‘acrylic’ glue), generous wide brush, a favourite colour of acrylic paint, andContinue reading “Paint and Collage: warmup exercise”