Tuesday, 12 June 2018

SAA Paint a Poppy Challenge

'Remember Me - Revisited' is my donation to the SAA Paint a Poppy Challenge - supporting The Royal British Legion's 100th anniversary of WW1. 125 x 125 mm, oil and mixed media on paper.

'Remember Me - Revisited' by Andrea Farmer

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Digital Landscape I

Recently been experimenting with digital art, creating abstract landscapes using Paint and Photoshop. Nothing beats paint on canvas for me, but this is a fast and fuss free way of creating art on the move, which is useful for capturing images and ideas and then transferring them onto canvas in my usual way. I particularly like the various mark making tools and layering/blurring effects I can achieve with these digital programs.

'Untitled' by Andrea Farmer

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

'The Hollow Land' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'The Hollow Land' is the latest addition to my new 2018 collection. Oil and mixed media ethereal landscape painting on 510 x 510 mm deep edge box canvas.

Available to purchase here.

'The Hollow Land' by Andrea Farmer

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

'Sea To Source' - NEW ethereal landscape painting

'Sea To Source' is the first release from my new 2018 collection. Oil and mixed media ethereal landscape painting on 510 x 510 mm deep edge box canvas. Evolving from my previous collections - these paintings include collage, texture, mark making and the introduction of oil pastel alongside oil paint. Enjoying producing these works alongside creating some experimental digital works.

Available to purchase here.

'Sea To Source' by Andrea Farmer

Monday, 15 January 2018

New Year. New Work.

New year = new work! A mix of collage, oil paint and oil pastel on box canvas. Experimenting with texture and mark making to create ethereal landscape paintings. Continuing with ideas from my Sketchbook Project book. Finished artworks will be available to buy from my online gallery soon.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Sketchbook Project

My Sketchbook Project theme is 'textures'. I used the project as a tool to experiment with new mediums. I explored texture and mark making to create a series of abstract landscapes, different from my usual style of painting. My sketchbook took me on a positive journey of discovery to different lands.

During the next week, I will share some pages with you ...

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New Year. New Goals.

Looking back at my blog post from late December 2016, I'm pleased to say I managed to achieve most of my 2017 goals!

My proudest achievement of 2017 was mastering crochet. I had tried and failed many times in the past, but after a lesson with a friend who is deffo the 'Queen of Crochet' I finally got my head around it. I started small, crocheting tiny hearts, flowers and stars but then progressed to more complex amigurumi crochet and can now read a crochet pattern. You can see my makes over on Insta. I'm now working on my first blanket ... a project that will take most of 2018 to complete. In addition, I ditched Facebook during summer 2017 (but, er, developed a fairly serious Instagram addiction instead!) Craftastic craft group continued to be sucessful and Mind Crafternoon raised £84.

A new creative goal for 2018 is to master modern hand lettering and calligraphy. This will tie in nicely with my graphic design and crafting skills ... and hopefully improve my handwriting too!

I'm already working on a new collection of ethereal landscape paintings. These will incorporate various types of mixed media alongside the usual oils on canvas. I've also added oil pastel to the mix, great for added texture and mark making. I plan to give my gallery website a makeover to showcase this new collection. I have a couple of exhibitions lined up for 2018 and am taking part in Twitter Art Exhibit, WLAC Postcards Anon and The Sketchbook Project.

So, as a new year awakens, I wish you all a happy, healthy and creative 2018.

A x