Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Custard Factory

I have been meaning to write this post all week, but somehow  just didn't get round to it.
Last Sunday I had a fantastic time at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, where I was lucky to attend wonderful workshop by Donna Downey whose work I love.
It was a really small group so we all got a chance to chat and ask Donna loads of question.  She was really inspiring.
I made two canvases on the day and brought another home to finish.First up is my Pan Pastel creation. I am truly hooked on these little jewel like lovelies now.




Next my mixed media canvas (18''x6''). Lots of gesso, modelling paste, acrylic paint and different collage elements. This was such fun to make, and very messy.



I can't wait for Donna to come back next year. It was such a brilliant learning experience for me.

6 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh my, Sue these are just divine i'm blown away by what you've done, seriously this style is right up my street with all these techniques and elements...and how wonderful to attend such a fab work shop I think she is amazing and her work is outstanding...Melx :)

Artyjen said...

OMG! They are just divine ;)
Will have to put my name down for that class If she is coming again :)
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

I love them too - I watch Donna's videos each week but how fabulous to take a class in person! And pan pastels are wonderful (I have like 4!! so need more...)

Elaine said...

Well done these are superb , love them Hugs Elaine

Daniele said...

what gorgeous creations, I keep looking t these pastels but as yet I haven't tried them
hugs

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful creations Sue - what a wonderful experience for you. I hope I can go next time.
hugs {brenda} xox