Weekly Sketch – Alhambra Garden 2 – 28/02/2017

I’m enjoying drawing with chisel tip marker pens at the moment; this is another drawing of a courtyard garden at the Alhambra.

Alhambra Garden 2 © Catherine Cronin

 

Alhambra Garden 2 © Catherine Cronin

(© Catherine Cronin)

 

Weekly Sketch – Alhambra Garden – 22/02/2017

Remembering sunnier days abroad; permanent marker pen drawing of a courtyard garden at the Alhambra, wish I was there now.

Alhambra Garden © Catherine Cronin

Alhambra Garden © Catherine Cronin

(© Catherine Cronin)

 

Weekly Sketch – Seeing the Sights – 21/01/2016

I thought I’d challenge myself to do some magazine/newspaper collage; not something I usually do. It’s fun, it challenges image making creativity and narrative, loosens you up and stops you getting precious about what you are making. I cut some images I liked from a free magazine I picked up in the week and played around with them until I came up with an idea; a few extra decorative paper cuts, a bit of drawing, and a Photoshop background later and here we are – ‘Seeing the Sights’.  Now I never would have invented this image without the collage play. Silly isn’t it!

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Weekly Sketch – Playing with collage, Alcazaba of Málaga – 24/10/15

I’ve been playing with collage to try and understand an image I want to make of the Alcazaba of Málaga.  Based on a photograph I took, I’ve been painting the separate elements, cutting out the forms and fitting them together to make the image. This process helps me to understand how the different forms and colours relate to each other, and what is or isn’t working. I already have some ideas now on how I want to take this image forward.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Buy British Day 3rd October 2015

It is Buy British Day today; and you can get 15% off in my Etsy shop using coupon code BUYBRITISH.

Valid till end of October. www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CatAmongstThePigeons

A taster of what you can buy:

(© Catherine Cronin)