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6 sales of this design so far, thank you!!
paintings and drawings by karin taylor
Jack and Jill by Karin Taylor
you are viewing the original creation created from a roll of brown kraft paper
i will subsequently load another couple of versions to RED Bubble soon… and they will also be available as prints, cards and a specially crafted one for tshirts will be here soon too
a) tear large ‘rips’ of brown kraft paper from the roll
in a frenzy..helps also rid one of general frustrations of life
b) grab a huge paint brush
c) discover lid of gesso is sealed shut, requires a hammer to
d) bash gesso lid repeatedly on desk
e) discover gesso has been flung all over the studio floor due to small holes
caused from bashing the gesso
f) clean studio floor prior to doing anything else, as gesso dries fast
g) relax …. dip paintbrush in gesso and slather it all over the brown paper
strips in long horizontal strokes… most therapeutic time of
h) let the paper dry….and start thinking…hmmm what will i draw?
i) come up with a brilliant idea….
j) try to draw brilliant idea many times, resulting in lots of screwed up brown
paper and wasted gesso
k) finally come up with brilliant design, oh yes.!! “Jack n Jill” Brilliant idea…but
they’ve all but grown up whilst ‘in situ’ . Jack now sporting a divinely
devilish goatee and Jill always the dreamer, now sporting a resemblance
to the flower children of the sixties, a favourite era of mine…..This also
works rather well becoz aswe all know, after Jack fell down and broke his
crown, he fixed it up with vinegar and brown paper…since Jack is drawn on
brown paper, he won’t have to go too far for a plaster
l) trace over the briliant design with a black texta
m) colour in the brilliant design with whatever’s handy and stick stuff on when
drawing fails completely and you don’t know what else to do..also…when
all else seems to fail resort to those old gum rubbers with star and flower
stampings i made an aeon ago…yep…stamp, stamp, stamp.. works well!
n) to make the bucket…i had stuffed it up completely….so with nothing to lose
i poured ink on paper towel, then cut towel into bucket shape and
o) i used pastels and coloured faber castell pencils plus a heap of charcoal
and some acrylic paint in the mix…. a messy and fun process
p) play with it in photoshop!! a lot!!!
Jack and Jill at Twilight Prints and Cards