Category Archives: abstract art

Free Tutorials Page. Experimenting with Paint & Shellac.

Free Tutorials Page on my arts website Outlook8studio. Experimenting with Paint & Shellac.

Experimentation & New Free Tutorials Page. My blog updates have been scarce lately, as, Ive been studying a couple of arts business and creative courses. This week I created a new “Free Tutorials”   on my Outlook8studio website , where I share some of my favorite, creative ideas and things to do.

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I’ve also, been experimenting with shellac and acrylic paints in the studio

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and plan to create some textile and sculpture pieces too.

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My favourite thing to make on  Free Tutorials  is my large studio easel. I created it when I built my studio in 2000. I wanted something big, so I could work on many paintings at once. It’s a bit slap happy, (I’m no carpenter) but, works perfectly for me.

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French Mannequin. Gestural Drawings.

French Style Mannequin Drawings
In my house I have a collection of vintage shop mannequins. I use them for my art group, as well I like to I draw them quickly when I get a chance. Recently I created a series of quick gestural drawings and just listed them in my French style shop Atelierinparis

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Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 123

graphite sticks and acrylic washes on 180 gsm water colour paper

French Mannequin 4

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 4

backed with beautiful vintage wallpapers

French Mannequin 5

Jenny Davis_ French mannequin 5

SIGNED and DATED by the artist

Gestural Male Torso

Jenny Davis_ Gestural Male Torso

(Unframed) Would look very “French Chic” in a gilded or wooden frame for classic French decor.

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Collage Tutorial 11. Mixed Tape Collage.

Update! I took off the “I love Paris tape” as it just didn’t work for me.

This collage is on a piece of water colour paper aged the with Parisian essence, then baked in the oven.

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A piece of vintage French paper old blue ticket is taped down with tartan scotch tape Ive had since the ’70s.

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A cardboard typo tag, washi tape, string and ink.

 

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30 Days of Collage Stephanie Levy

Collage Tutorial 10. Torn Posters and Painted Papers.

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I used many layers of a poster I found on the ground in Paris with handmade painted papers and acrylic gel. I sanded in between leaving torn paper and scratches in areas. My interest in this piece is the quality of the surface. During the process I made marks with permanent pens and acrylic paints.  Gluing on torn papers and tearing off with sanding.

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When I travel I love to photograph graffiti and other interesting walls and doorways . Europe has some amazing street art, while, my hometown in Melbourne, Australia, is known as one of the world’s great street art capitals for it’s street art and graffiti. Street Art Melbourne

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30 Days of Collage Stephanie levy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1
Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2
Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.