The WellArt group today looked at work by the outsider artist Pat Douthwaite, who created quirky portraits. We then used a variety of mixed media to create portraits of each other in the WellArt group.
The group was a bit of a mixed session. One half planned for Christmas and the craft items they were going to make to sell at shows like the Kendal Mayors Christmas Fair while the other half set about constructing the boxes we needed for the shop window display for the Comic Arts Festival. Captain S2C was bor and rendered up in giant size on foam board ready for the window.
In a quiet but enjoyable session, Jo and Carl continued the theme of applying masking tape to card, filling with blocks of colour, removing the tape and then repeating the process using different shapes and media to gain a layered effect. Experimentation was the watchword, and interesting art was produced.
The 2Create group had a good session exploring using masking tape to create layers. They covered paper with strips of masking tape in random patterns then applied a range of coloured paint. Before the paint is dry the tape is pulled away leaving sharp clean edges. Another layer of masking tape strips and then another selection of coverings which can be in a range of media, and so on building up the layers.