Thursday, 30 July 2020

Art Ideas! - thinking about space. *Outer* Space

(apologies for very dodgy font sizing and spacing and formatting throughout this post. It keeps glitching and I cannot work out how to solve it)


Following my last two blog posts looking at other worlds here are some ideas for bringing Outer Space Into Your Art.



Re-finding this oil painting

Leo -



and having fun further browsing through the Art in Healthcare Collection

Claire Cooper Walsh
Realms of Possibility
mixed media & collage
100x120cm
https://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/work.php?code=G1328



Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Cardinal
screenprint
58x76cm
https://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/work.php?code=P1115




apologies, I have lost the link for this artwork from the Art in Healthcare Collection




made me think planets. 


Well, you know, circles... sci-fi / fantasy head... = planets.


nb. choose spaceships if you prefer but planets are definitely easier to cut out.




Instructions:


1 - make some circles


- draw around lids, rolls of tape, anything circular


- colour the circles however you choose:

 

- PVA glue mixed with paint. 

- Brush or drip it on then leave to dry. 

- The PVA makes it dry to a lovely glossy semi-translucent finish. 

- Try different paper colours underneath.


- colour with oil pastel or wax crayon
- make lots of folds in the paper to add texture

 

- colour with oil pastel or wax crayon
- make lots of folds in the paper to add texture
- gently brush watery paint on top.

 

- colour with oil pastel or wax crayon

- as above only scratch rather than scrumple at the end. 

 


- a ' happy accident' using black drawing ink rather than black paint





2 - make a Space Background for your planets to orbit in


This background is painted. Lots of different layers of blues gradually changing from dark to light.  


choose your planet. This one is:

- oil pastel lines of blue and green

- watery paint of yellow and orange and pinkish filling in the rest 






3 - place your planet


Planet Rising


Planet Fills All

 


(Space background turned upside-down) 

 


(Space background turned right-way-up again) 

 




4 - Again with a circular Space background


Circles of paint. 


pva-paint planets placed

 


added a colourful oil pastel planet


one dark, one bright and bold

 



5 - one more Space picture



- painted-circles Space background
- planets are coloured with wax crayon,


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