Have you guys seen Alisa Burke's blog? Her art is bold and colourful and wonderful. She has a distinct style that is very different to mine, but I love it and wanted to have a go at something similar.
Abstract painting does not come naturally to me (in A level art we had an abstract module and my attempt was embarrassing!) so I looked closely at Alisa's work for inspiration and a few technique ideas to get me started.
Then I gathered some conventional, and less conventional, tools to work with, including pens, a wooden fork, sponge, paintbrushes, old rubber stamps I'd made, a cotton reel, a Nandos card. Not pictured is sequin waste which turned out to be my favourite thing to use.
This is what I ended up with. I think the small additions of pink and blue make all the difference. As does printing with the sequin waste which you can see on the right.
I printed with a shot glass and pens, I dripped water from the top, I scraped paint with the Nandos card.
I'm not sure whether I should use this as a background and paint something like a flower on top, or just leave it as it is.