Now, this maybe me just showing off my beautiful Grand-daughter Faith but there is an artistic reason for me posting this picture!
While visiting my oldest daughter Jade last weekend I discovered she had photographs of some of my early work with pastels, when i say early, I was in my teens, all of my artwork unfortunately got destroyed by a flood but these three were luckily photographed.
All i can remember about these paintings are that I worked from a book which gave step by step instructions but that's about it!….
So please photograph your work as soon as it's finished and don't make the same mistake as I did..there really is no excuse today with digital photography.
Right, on to the secret book, Country Love Crafts were sent this as a sample, I really like it and hope they will start stocking it.
Here is the finished piece using Americana Acrylic, Distress ink, Tissue Tape, Tando Creative laser cut board to mention just a few!
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:) you gotta know I love this one!!! awesomeReplyDelete
A granddad never, congratulations!ReplyDelete
Love the secret book and what you have done with it is terrific! I hope they stock it too!
Grandad? Anyway your pastels were fab and so is your altered book !!ReplyDelete
Ha!....Lets just say I started young & so did my daughter! lolReplyDelete
Absolutely LOVE it!ReplyDelete
Absolutely LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
Absolutely LOVE IT!ReplyDelete
Your grand-daughter looks like you Andy!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous pastels and steam punk books.
Really love this Andy, Great colours and the style is right up my street.ReplyDelete
That is just absolutely brilliant!!! And what a gorgeous grandaughter too! You don't look old enough to have a grandaughter!!! :)ReplyDelete
Hurrah - didn't think you'd stay away from steampunk for long Andy! Fabulous work - love all the detail and the colours are fab. Look forward to hopefully getting the blanks in :)ReplyDelete
Grand father?? really ???ReplyDelete
Little Faith is gorgeous !!
your pastels are amazing and I love that altered book too
Wow! Really awesome work! I love it. What a sweet little granddaughter too, and lovely artwork!ReplyDelete
Hi Andy, Wonderful photo of your grand daughter, so sweet! Your paintings are just lovely , the old man is stunning:0) The book, now that really is wonderful, I love steampunk and the colour is brilliant. Thank you for your congrats, you're very kind, I'm looking forward to working with you too:0) Gay xReplyDelete
p.s I forgot to say I've just used your Gothic stamps on a card and I'm in love with them! The fine text laid out in such perfect lines is perfect for structure/ backgrounds. In fact I've used all of the stamps on that sheet already and I haven't had it long so Thank you, Gay xReplyDelete
How I envy your talent Andy. Is there anything you can't turn your hands too? The paintings are wonderful but the one of the girl laying down..WOW! It's beautiful.ReplyDelete
pls share the tutorial..i loved itReplyDelete
Amazing. How do I get one sent to the country across the pond?ReplyDelete