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Monday, 21 September 2015

Make Art Monday

Hi Everyone
Make Art Monday today is featuring another few sketches for my Holiday Journal. 
In other news - my plans for the Eyes Project continue and I have my four chosen surfaces almost prepared for development. I've chosen canvas, wood, watercolour paper and canvas board for the surface - I'm not sure about the colour materials yet ? I've got some sketches but they are still changing and will be reworked a few times. I've also decided to commission some images of the original art for printing and will develop these for fabric, wrapping paper and some greetings cards. 

Back to today, my Holiday Journal has ongoing 'development' and I'm in the process of choosing actual photos for inclusion. I want small photos to compliment memories and sketches and will probably get all the different things together and add them to the journal book in a single session. My art for today is a very quick pencil sketch of the 'Kelpies'  and a look at my fish ! If you are wondering about Kelpies ?
  1. Kelpies are defined as :
    a water spirit of Scottish folklore, typically taking the form of a horse and reputed to delight in the drowning of travellers

    My Kelpies are : 
    The Kelpies are 30-metre high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland.[1] The sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and were completed in October 2013.[2] The sculptures form a gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland.[3]

    The sculptures opened to the public in April 2014.[4] As part of the project, they will have their own visitor centre, and sit beside a newly developed canal turning pool and extension. This canal extension reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and West of Scotland.

As mentioned, I'm also including a closer look at the fish images which appear throughout the Journal. The Kelpies was a very quick pencil drawing and is more of a logo style image but I do like it and it reminds me of the place and the actual experience of drawing it.



These images are from the front cover but the fish do appear throughout the Journal.

Thanks for reading.