Digital art – Lights & Colour [using a phone camera]

Just some lovely bright and colourful abstract pieces created by me. Enjoy.

Colour test 1 audreysjl

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Washi Tape Headboard DIY

What better way to add impact on the cheap than to DIY a headboard made from washi tape! While looking for some inspiration I came across many interesting headboards however many required painting the wall itself and others took up too much space. I wanted something bright and graphic but nothing that would leave a permanent mark. This is my interpretation.

WashiTapeHeadboard audreysjl side

WashiTapeHeadboard audreysjl
WashiTapeHeadboard audreysjl zoom WashiTapeHeadboard audreysjl front TIPS

ONE. I am of the belief that it is the details that make or break a project. TBH, I think I could have stuck the tape in any configuration while blindfolded and as long as I cleaned up all the edges, it would have looked great. Keep it neat people!

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Pop of colour for a new home


Audreysjl Dec 2013

A piece as a housewarming gift. The brief was bright and colourful, so right up my alley, and I think I did quite well.

I actually started painting in the afternoon and I think I got too excited because soon after it started bucketing down.. and continued for several days after. Not that I didnt expect it, the sky was gloomy as hell. But turns out forced patience means a new perspective when you resume painting and of course a wonderful layering of paints. Who knew painting was so educational.

Quick afternoon paint

Wow! It’s been a month, how time flies! Not to sound like an old woman, but I don’t even know what I’ve been up to since I last posted… I suppose not much.

Anyway, I bought some canvas the other day (square for a change) but never got round to starting. Then this afternoon, there was a light shower and a nice breeze, and I knew it was perfect to do a little afternoon painting. I think this is the first one I’ve done at our new place. It’s surprisingly refreshing to paint outdoors. Aside from the fact that I don’t have to worry about paint splaying on the walls around the canvas, the scenery makes for a good change and gives you a real ahh feeling. Well, so it did for me anyway. Here it is, tada!

Actually it’s funny, I was trying to go for something darker but it seems no matter how hard I try, I always end up with something bright. Perhaps I’ve found my M.O?

Audreysjl 24 Oct 2013

Audreysjl 24 Oct 2013

Rental apartment art..?

It’s all coming together – the carpet and plumbing for our new place is getting done this week and the internet in our current place will be cut off and transferred 1st week of September. This means I have exactly 1 week to decide what art to leave behind for the rental apartment. At the moment I have some old pieces hanging in the lounge and others lying around that never found a spot due to lack of wall space.. Here are two.

Audreysjl August 2013 Acrylic on canvas

Audreysjl August 2013
Acrylic on canvas

Audreysjl July 2013 Acrylic on canvas

Audreysjl July 2013
Acrylic on canvas

Version one hundred…

If one were to x-ray this piece, they would probably find one hundred drafts underneath. Okay, maybe not quite one hundred but certainly a lot. Every weekend I’ve been tweaking it and finally I’m done! Woohoo! Funnily this was not the end piece I had originally. In a moment of excitement I forgot to cure the paint and off came half of it when I went to varnish. Oops.

Anyway, about the piece. I wanted to create something with lots of movement and something that had a sense of flow through it. Incidentally, I saw a video of a guy spraying and dripping paint and thought I’d give it a go. While it didn’t quite work out, the piece would look perfect and 20 minutes later all the paint would have slid onto the ground, I did play with the idea of having the colours run into each other. Turned out pretty well I think! You also might have noticed I didn’t sign the front and that’s because I think the piece looks good horizontally and vertically. I couldn’t decide so I left it.

Acrylic on canvas 2013

Hallway art

For my first post, I have decided to write about the piece that’s been hanging in our hallway since I first painted it back in October 2011. You see, my sister and I are moving soon and we are going to let management rent out the place we’re currently residing in. This means we will have to leave some things behind – art included. I am reluctant to let anything go, but if I bring everything I paint with me I will have to create something new to fill its spot anyway.. you get the problem. So to ease separation issues, what better way than to immortalise it in the digital world!

The picture is a little dark, our light broke and there’s no natural light in the hallway. Oh, and the canvas is a little warped. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t bother investing in the HQ stuff. Nevertheless, this is my favourite piece.

In fact, maybe I won’t leave this one behind after all…

Audreysjl October 2011

Acrylic on canvas 2011