February 2020

All images ©Annabel Rainbow

23rd Feb – preparing printed papers for collage work using gelli plate and pan pastels. I used matt medium for transfer rather than my usual titanium white and it worked well. A set of graphic marks was made using acrylic paint applied with brush and paint filled fineliner bottle.


22nd Feb – Ready To Leap,  experimental life mixed media in sketchbook. From an old photo (Life Story quilts) and using a background of Paynes Grey and Titanium White. Reproduction newspapers about the suffragettes copied and stuck at strategic points. Black and white posca pens with water.

A bit of process.

Half term to 21st Feb

5th Feb – not complete. I watched Life Drawing Live on BBC4 which was an attempt to replicate a life drawing class with about 6 students, but also you could follow on line with a freeze-framed pose and join in with the exercises. I didn’t do that because I wanted to watch the programme, but I took a photo of the TV screen, and had a timed go the next day. Here’s how far I got. I “cheated” by using a grid to get the proportions!


All of Feb – Working this year on the Leam in Bloom magazine to help out. I like doing the layouts. This is just a page about ponds as an example; there’s lots more work to do

4th Feb – Front buttoning blouse by I Am Libellule. Pattern review here.

1st Feb. I thought I’d experiment by using an acrylic pour in some way. The canvas with the pour on becomes thick but is also flexible enough so you can sew through it. A book cover came to mind and so I used freehand painted fish. I had previously done a sketchbook page in a similar manner and used this for inspiration.

Sketchbook page

Acrylic painted book cover