Category Archives: Art of a Different Kind?

Painting With Chocolate!

Preparations for Christmas have taken lots of my time lately and I’ve been more productive in the kitchen than the studio this month.

Does painting with chocolate count as art?

Chocolate Bark - Helen Lock

Chocolate Bark – Helen Lock

Best of wishes to all for a happy & peaceful festive season.

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Helen

This Is Not Art

This is not

“Something that is created¬†with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings” ¬† ¬† –¬†Merriam Webster dictionary

This collage¬†does express¬†visually to me why it has been nearly 4 months (?!!) since I posted here and how I feel and it is important to me, so maybe it is art, albeit not good…

Daily Sketches and photos

This Is Not Art

I find some comfort in Salvador Dali‘s words:

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it!

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Helen

Good (Project) Friday

Good Friday 2014 has been and gone but our project lingers on!

This Easter’s project was a painting of a different kind – our 29 year old front veranda.

The Old Canvas

The Old Canvas

First the old canvas had to be stripped back – a load chain, a 4WD, a mattock, a hose, a wire brush and muscle power helped get the job done.

A Load Chain Helped

Balustrade Blank Canvas Aril 2014

The Canvas Is Ready

We felt nervous about the choice of colour, ‘Headland Red’, but it would match the windows and garage doors we’d already done in the hope that it would help to make our dark brick, dark tiled roof house look more homely.

A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress – Acrylic on Jarrah Timber

Yes, a definite improvement. ¬†It took at least 60 hours of painting effort to put two coats on the front balustrade, roof bearer, downpipes and gutters. ¬†Just as well we’re happy with the result.

A Big Improvement

A Big Improvement

When the garden bed in front is prepared and mass planted with native grasses behind a blue flowering ground cover it will look great!  Perhaps more pots on the veranda too.

First though, the side veranda needs attention – feeling happy that it’s half the size of the front one! ¬†Feeling happy too that the paint we used is guaranteed to last as long as we live here!! ¬†We need never paint it again. ¬†Ha! Unless we change our mind about the colour…

ūüôā
Helen

PS I have had a drawing project on the go too Рwhen I just had to sit down for a while.  A subject for another day.