Atelier Bingo are a duo from France specialising in graphic design , surface pattern and illustration. They make bright screen prints and illustrations focussing on pattern and colour.I always like abstracts as they are something I don’t (kind of can’t) do myself!
I am a sap for anything sketchbooky!
I have been busy drawing and printing new card designs. The jade green colour on some of the birds is metallic and printed so well! I generally mix my own colours so it was an absolute treat to buy some pre-mixed! I spent a stupidly long time choosing them in the Fred Aldous art shop, whilst trying to avert my eyes from all the other lovely things.
They are in my shop now and I am hoping they bring some summery colour your way.
Smelling the Flowers
Hummingbird and Flowers
Hummingbird and Flight
Spread your Wings
1.wolf larsen- kitchen door
3.public service broadcasting-progress
4.lou reed-street hassle
6.death in vegas-all that glitters
7. pulp-inside susan
8.idlewild-remote part/scottish fiction
9.the orb-little fluffy clouds
I first discovered Alexander Calder when I was at art college and I fell in love with his miniature circuses. He called them Cirque Calder and invited artists such as Picasso to view them. He invented the mobile and I always find his art full of joy.
Here are some of his circus drawings that make me smile..
And the circus…
I hope you like it too, Happy Sunday!
Lately I have been drawing lots and trying to get a range of cards together that I am happy with. This seems to take me a while; first I have to be happy with the drawing, then I have to hope my screenprint of said drawing works and then I have to be happy with the finished result, including choice of colour, paper etc….you get the picture.
And so here are my new Kingfisher cards (that I am actually pleased with)…phew, it feels nice to say that.
I start with drawing in biro…
Then screenprint them on recycled card…
I have listed them in my shop if you want to have a gander !
You might think a portrait painter is an unlikely inspiration for me, but I have been teaching lots of classes based on portraits and came across this beautiful work.
Ginny Grason is an artist from New Zealand, now living in Melbourne. I always love the process of someone’s work being evident and the ghostly drawn lines tell the story of its making.
Sometimes it is the negative spaces; knowing when to leave parts out that makes a drawing breath.This is something I yet to master. Grayson does it beautifully.
Funnily enough I came across this Picasso quote today (other lesson planning):
” I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else”
I kind of like the idea of a drawing or painting having its own character to be discovered. When I paint I never have a clear image in mind. I really just have an idea of the mood I want it to have. I am often surprised by the look of a painting I make, but not the feel.
If you would like to see more of this beautiful work it is here.
In the meantime I am going to get my charcoal out, who knows what will appear..