Posted by Lidya Endzo Kun iLLa
I’ve put my Canadian Rockies painting on hold for now. It still needs a bit more tweaking. You’ll be able to see it once it’s done.
I have begun my Tenby project painting, inspired by a visit to Caldey Island, off the coast of Tenby, where there is a monastery and a“tree of life” stained glass window in the chapel. It is a round window, and I’ve got a round canvas to use for it.
The paper is cut out in the shape of the tree, and I have begun to put the background colour on the canvas. As last time, I am using acrylic, because it dries more quickly than oils. My tree of life will have some darker colours around the edge, and perhaps be more dramatic than the Caldey Island one.At our art group’s last Easter exhibition, I put some paintings on the laptop computer, on a continuous loop, in the refreshments area for visitors to look at while they have their cuppa. This year, I am planning to use a video of the exhibition with paintings from each of us on the end. The name of the painting will be on each one. I can then upload it to You Tube and the group’s new Face Book page for all to see. People have started bringing photos of their paintings in to add to it. I have also been considering what soundtrack to use. “Stairway to heaven”, said Sue, when I asked her if she had any requests. Well, she might just get that for her section, wait and see.