Throwback Thursday – A dark homage to obsolete technology

A few years ago I made this dark homage to the multi format transfer department affectionately refered to as Mufty, where carefully locked away deep in the vaults, obsolete kit such as the Sondor, RTI 6120, Cintel Y-front and Bosch Fernseh have found resting places.

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New painting – Meadow nymph, Nomia

I’ve finally finished this painting, I worked on the face over 2 weekends using layers of acrylic glazes.

Nomia meadow nymph  painting Joanne SEALE

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Morning walk, building and numbers

I had no idea what these numbers represented when I walked past this building.

somerset house joanne seale

But have discovered that it’s a Gavin Turk installation representing the world population.

Here is a Throwback Thursday! I took this picture a few years ago, it’s a Tuscan Cabbage plant in my garden :)

Tuscan cabbage photograph joanne seale

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Morning walk – The great fire of London

It was a fair spring morning and although I was super tired from staying up late re-playing Mass Effect 2 :) I enjoyed the bustle of London and fresh feel of the streets.

I managed to snap this doorway to a very old building on the Strand, which was the only one in the area to survive the great fire of London. It’s now a pub and at some point I’ll try to photograph the interior :)

Great fire of london joanne seale

Here is also a look inside my Smash book, where I keep things that I have created and don’t want to throw away.. It’s also a journal and scrap book.

smash book joanne seale

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Tutorial – Make a Midori planner with paper and gesso

The internet seems to have gone Midori crazy! It’s beautiful yet simple design as well as it’s flexibility as a journal, planner or notebook has inspired many people to get creative. I decided to try to make my own using paper and gesso after seeing how my paper stencils became more supple and durable after a coating of acrylic gesso was painted on them. The gesso plasticises the paper to look and feel more like vinyl or faux leather. So let’s get started!! :) midori joanne seale fauxdori   Firstly take some cardstock or watercolour paper and decorate it with spray inks, I’m using Dylusions inks as the colours will stain the gesso giving a more layered effect. Decorate both sides of the paper. DSC_5203   Then using acrylic gesso, spread it onto the paper using an old store card, this gives a very thin and even coverage of gesso. Gesso both sides with 2 layers leaving the paper to throroughly dry between layers.DSC_5208 DSC_5212 I made one last layer of gesso, scraping it through a stencil to give an organic leather grain effect. DSC_5213 Continue reading

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Mother’s Day card (Throwback Thursday)

I made a Mother’s Day card from the Cute Girl painting I made last year..

Cute girl mothers day card joanne seale

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Morning walk

I managed to capture this delightful doorway on my walk this morning, it’s amazing what you can see in London if you just look up, lots of decorative features and details. It makes me wonder about the artists and crafts people who created such beautiful things…

doorway photo joanne seale

Here is a corner of my house where I’ve put some of my artwork on display :)

Joanne seale art paintings

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