Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Inky fun for WOYWW

The school holidays are over
and life is starting to return to normal
around here.
I did the weekend ink workshop
and took plenty of photos on my phone
but now I don't know how 
to get them off the phone and onto the computer
(hey, I'm blonde).

However, I didn't finish everything on the weekend 
so I went back today to finish off
and this time I brought my camera.

Here is my desk at home right now
 I've just dumped all my bits on the little desk
and you can see a bit of my Charlie canvas.

I did two canvasses, one of Charlie parrot and
the other is an undersea canvas.

I had a bit of an accident with Charlie.
You use syringes to drop dots of ink onto the canvas
and when I went to drop just one drop of red ink around Charlies face
it got stuck and dummy here pressed hard to release it
and it went splurt all over him.
What a mess but luckily you can fix it.
Now that he is dry, I can go over the bad bits 
and fix them up.
 There are a few bits I want to change
and will do them over the next week.

The underwater scene is coming along nicely
but is still dripping wet and had to stay at the art place.
It's fascinating the way the ink does its own thing.
I have a few photos showing when the ink is first put on and how 
it changes by itself.

The ink has just been dropped on and is still quite separate.

 The ink is running away from the raised areas and swirling together.

 This is where I left him.  I can't wait to see how it ends up.

I pick him up tomorrow and then I will paint in his eyes.

I really love this way of painting, it's really scary
because you aren't in control but the effects are amazing.

I will put up more photos as I finish off the canvasses.

I would like to finish today with sending a huge load of hugs
 to my dear friend Tracey Fletcher King
whom you may remember from 
WOYWW ages ago.
Tracey has just found out she has
breast cancer and even though
the prognosis is good,
  it is still really scary.
If you have time I'm sure she would appreciate
a visit and some hugs.

Now you've seen mine,
why not hop on over to 
and see the other desks from around the world.

Hugs to Trace


  1. I am saddened to read about Tracey. This is NOT good news.

    I like your paintings, though. And thanks for showing the parrot in progress. I'm sure you'll easily touch up that "goof." Happy WOYWW from #2.

  2. Beautiful paintings and I like the mistake on Charlies face is looks like it belongs, don't do to much to change it.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your bird, but God willing you'll be able fix it when it dries completely. I love the underwater scene! Blessings, my friend.

  4. totally cool my talented friend. And that so looks like our chubby friend charlie. hehehe. much love,

  5. FANTASTIC paintings... I love the texture. How do you get the raised edges ?? !!!
    I am off for a wander round your Blog. :-D

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE x # 33

    1. Aha !!! I found it.... "iced on Impasto"..... great stuff and your Blog is most interesting :-D
      (I popped over to Tracey too and left some LUV) x

      IKE xxx

  6. Blogger ate my comment!!! so number two... thanks for being such a rock for me Von, you are truly appreciated and I love the work that is coming out of the workshop.... what an exciting direction for you.... thrilled to see it is taking you in new directions but still gets to indulge your love of colour...xx

  7. Loving both your works here, Vonny, the underwater scene is going to be incredible! Helen 19

  8. Wow! This is such an interesting post! That method of painting sounds wonderful - scary, but such fun! I'd love to give it a try! WoYWW so introduces you to new things! I don't know your friend Tracy, but I do hope all goes well for her. My good friend and neighbour was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and she made a fantastic recovery and is so fit and well now; I wish Tracy the same! Julie Ann x #45

  9. What lovely vibrant paintings - what talent you have. So glad you could fix the paint blobbing you did.
    Had to smile about the phone - I am blonde too!
    Hugs, Neet 14 xx
    ps thanks for the reminder to visit Tracey.

  10. We love seeing your canvases, you have such talent. We're just trying to learn to draw basic faces and that's scary enough for us.

    Waving hi from the bears @#86

  11. Fabulous art work that I am sure Charlie will be proud even though he has a few splodges. Sad to hear about Tracey.
    Sandra @89

  12. Wow, I love your art works - what a fantastic technique.

    Much love to your friend Tracy x

    Lynda #84

  13. Hi Trace
    wow those are two amazing canvases and I just love all the colours you have used stunning
    have a great day enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #75

  14. Wow, they both look stunning
    Sad to hear about Tracey but positive thoughts she will get through this and be stronger for it
    Happy Wednesday

  15. I love how textured they all look and the colours
    Lynn xx

  16. Wow... have never been able to achieve anything like your results when I have played with ink! LOL even with accidental splodges... they look fantastic!
    Oh and the getting the pictures of the camera bit... I had the same problem and my son solved it for me by downloading Dropbox onto my computer... now when ever the phone is within wifi distance of the computer it downloads the photos onto the pc all by itself!! Annette #8

  17. I am totally in love with your under water painting!!
    Krisha #5

  18. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind comments.

    I love your canvas with the fish. The colors and the composition are great.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #28

  19. now this is lush, it really pops out at ya, love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

  20. Gorgeous, as always. I love your colorful, bold style!

  21. I love the fact that you've got all those colours in Charlie's just shouts tropical to me! You're a very talented lady!
    And I'm sending positive vibes for Tracey...she can beat it.......
    Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

  22. Well Charlie still looks fabulous, despite his little accident--both are gorgeous pieces, Vonny.

    Thank you for stopping by this woyyw, I appreciate your visit and comment!

    #27 this week
    with mail art

  23. Prayers for Tracey!!
    I will be waiting to see birdie when it is worked on some more. I hope it can be repaired to your liking.
    LOVE the underwater painting! I am also fascinated by inks and watercolors that run about and cannot be controlled. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. This looks amazing!! :)

  24. This is a stunning post, Vonny! Your work is mesmerizing! I'm sorry to hear about your friend and I will head over to give her cyber hugs! I've been through this with too many friends, but all are doing great!

    Thank you for stopping by to visit me! Happy WOYWW and have a great week! Darnell #20

  25. Thanks for your visit. I do a similar thing with watered down acrylic paint and you walk away when it is wet to come back tomorrow morning when it is dry and it is like a completely different canvas! I hate the being out of control thing so I have to walk away! My best is salt on silk though, that is always so fascinating! Happy WOYWW

  26. Your canvases are incredible, Vonny - such vibrant colours and I love the freeform effect of the ink. Beautiful work indeed! Sorry to hear about Tracey. However, the prognosis is very good these days, especially if it's caught early.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #116


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