Wednesday, 4 February 2009


I had a great time last night... playing and tinkering with 'Resists'. Like a two year old at play school I experimented with masking fluid, vaseline, washing up liquid, crayons, credit cards, toothbrushes and various other media in order to create special effects within watercolour artwork. Two hours whizzed by. I had to scrub the desk at the end of the session so that the child who normally sits there during the school day doesn't get into trouble!

The tutor brought in one of his paintings, which I must say, was extremely good, and reinforced my faith in his ability. I am learning so much more this term and so glad I changed venue and course.

However, not wishing to use my credit card for special effects, I used my blood donor card instead... due to my not being able to donate blood any more. Apparently, I need it more than anyone else, having fainted several times in the past three years since my lovely man died. I have low blood pressure and a low heart rate, and whenever I'm stressed I tend to pass out... rather like a breed of goat found in Africa. If a passer by said 'Boo' to one of these goats, they'd keel over for a few seconds then get up again and continue grazing.

Now for some more stress-free painting.


Hogday said...

That is a great picture JennyB. As for the mental imagery re the apoplectic goat??? I know you're a `nanny` but that's definitely not you!

Annette said...

Hi, I've found you at last.
I read your blog a few months ago and then for some reason, I lost it!
That is typical of me!
Well, thanks to Hogday I've found you again.
I am from Oxford but I now live in Worcestershire.
So, I will be reading your blog again, as I find it interesting.

powdergirl said...

Hi Jenny8, I stopped in through Hogday's page.
I love the poppies,very beautiful. Those last 2 posted works are also lovely, you've made me think about picking up a brush again myself, and that would make my mom, the former art instructor, very happy. i'll stop by again to see how you're progressing. Thanks for the "eye candy".

JennyB said...

Thank you Annette. Do you prefer Worcestershire to Oxford?

JennyB said...

Thanks Hogday... although I have been known to bleat on occasion.

JennyB said...

Hi Powdergirl, thank you for your kind comments... I'm determined to keep painting as it is so therapeutic and sometimes the results are quite, or almost, good.

Get those brushes out, girl!