Friday, 5 October 2012


I have no knitting FOs today, I'm at that stage where I work on a bit of everything and nothing seems to go very fast. I know that soon I will hit the point where everything gets finished at pretty much the same time though, so I'm not too worried *laughs*

I have been sketching though. As part of my course, we have to do a painting in the style of the Futurists. They were interested in movement, war, transport and had an almost cubist style at times. Not my style at all, but it has been fun trying to come up with something.

This is the sketch I did:

Waves at the bottom, a propeller and a cubist type representation of a ship.

I started painting it on Wednesday, which is going ok, but having never used acrylic paints before, it's a bit challenging!

Very much not finished, but a bit of a representation anyway. I may decide to scrap this idea completely and come up with something new, I haven't decided yet. I think the sketch looks better in black and white, so maybe I'll change my plans.


  1. Translating sketch to painting is always very difficult. It looks like you were doing ok, but you are right in that maybe you should try something else? Acrylics are a very difficult medium to work in for the fact that they dry so fast. I also work in acrylics right now and know how hard it is to manipulate them! Whether you change the painting or keep working on that one, I think it will look great!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this. And yes, I do think that you are right about the black and white drawing being more true to the idea of Futurism. Keep up the good work!

  3. I love that you are learning something new-- art/drawing/painting was something I always wanted to do but never had the time/money/motivation! I hope your adventure continues to be successful!

  4. I like the drawn version better I must say, but that's just me. If you decide you're not happy with the acrylics Nat, is taking the shapes and working a collage allowed, that might be fun, and collage was the Futurists big thing :)


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