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A Year of Abstraction

Hi folks, I finally got round to posting my first post here on my website for 2019. It only took me til March to do it!!πŸ‘€

I have been absolutely loving creating abstract paintings over the last number of months.

I wanted to zoom into the worlds in the background of my brave and courageous characters.

So this year my focus is to create abstract landscapes.

While at uni I focused on abstraction and mark making. So it has been awesome to dive back in.

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New Stock in My Shop

Hi folks, I have a few things up and coming, but first I thought I would mention that I have new merchandise in my shop. I will still be adding a lot more, so please bear with me. 

I am also trying to make my website more cohesive. So there are some changes coming to the layout. 

Please also join me on my Instagram @hyssopart or my Facebook @Beatrice Ajayi Artist For day to day updates. 

 

Pop up round to the shop when you get a chance and let me know if you have any suggestions on layout or other things. I am always open to learn. 

Lastly I wanted to mention my classes on Skillshare. My link is https://www.skillshare.com/user/beatrice?via=groups

New students are joining daily and it’s great to be able to share what I have learned on my journey. 😊

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Mixed Media Collage Sketch 01

Hi! Everyone, the blog for today shows my latest approach to my work. I have been using Mixed Media collage techniques to bring about a loosening in my creative art process. I get hung up on the colours I should use. This approach allows me to work small scale which allows for creating multiple pieces very quickly and I am also able to assess my process more intimately, from above. You can see the process on my YouTube channel, link here,https://youtu.be/Wo_eHUpmMRM

 

I used the following tools:
Watercolour paper
Watercolour
Pencil hb
Tissue paper
Glue stick
Ink pen
Craft papers
Gesso
Scrap papers

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Oil Painting

Oil painting this morning. Loving it. I want to start making my new big eyed beauties with the physical paint. I have tried mainly acrylic paint for years, but have realised that oil seems to give me the process I need in order to create my physical paint art. Look forward to some new work. Have a fun day. πŸ™‚ 

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Art for Today-Video Time Lapse

 

Video Timelapse


Timelapse of Verity

Hi everyone, I have to begin with an apology because I have neglected my website of late, due to my time creating. I intend to change that. I am currently writing out a schedule to keep me right.

I decided this year I would focus mainly in physical painting more than my digital work. It has been a challenge working with my current medium. I can be impatient while waiting for paint to dry. I have been using water soluble oils. These tend to dry faster and give the layering effect I have tried to use with regards to acrylics. Technically you can layer with acrylics but I didn’t get there. I may go back as my skills improve.

 

This is the cute Ballerina called ‘Verity’ as suggested by a friend; I painted her today. I loved the sudden realisation I made that enable me to create her so quickly. Will be using same approach going forward.

I have other videos on my YouTube channel that show current physical paintings so check them out and subscribe too. Every little bit helps. I am having so much fun regardless.

 

I will ill speak to you soon. πŸ™‚ B

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Sketching Ballerina’s – by Scottish Artist Beatrice Ajayi

I have really been enjoying sketching my little characters. I have so many it’s becoming ridiculous to find the time to colour them. I created this cutie pie today. Hope you love her. Will start thinking of colours that may suit her. Hope you are having a great week so far. πŸ™‚ image

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Cat Balance – Beatrice Ajayi – Scottish Artist

Balancing Cat

Hello on this dry Wednesday. I have had a busy day planning strategies for my Business. I think it will involve some detailed thinking. I really am blessed with how far I have been able to achieve dreams, but there is still some more dreaming left.

I have been doing my usual research looking and reading and video watching on the tube for teaching on reaching more people who would really appreciate my work. Every artist has to think of this so I don’t feel awkward talking about it. It’s all part of running the buisness.

Outside of all the above I have been sketching and painting on my iPad and pen on paper. This cat digital painting is entitled ‘Cat Balancing’. You can view the process here: Cat Balance Video

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Preening Cat – art by Beatrice Ajayi

Preening Cat

Morning folks, hope you are doing well, if not I am thinking if you. I have been flowing in and out of different self-led and self imposed projects. I think of a theme I have wanted to do for ages, and then do a series or collection to kick it out of my system. Not through loathing but to get a very much needed fix on cuteness of that particular kind. One of these much needed fixes have been cats. image

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The process video is here:
preening cat Video
This kitty is called the ‘preening Cat’. It is one of my favourite so far from my cat series. I have noticed that some subjects within my work have been set aside to some extent in my mind, and I have come to realise that probably subconsciously I have not felt I had the ingredient in my process to create them in the way I viewed them mentally. Let’s just say cats I had produced in my past were of different substance and message and style. I love this current experience in making these exciting characters and have more to come.

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A Brothers Care – art by Beatrice Ajayi – UK artist

A Brothers Care

Hi everyone it’s being a while. A lot going on. Moved location, new school for son and new nursery for daughter. But always my art is sustained however small. I would say generally I am a prolific creative. There is always something cooking in my thoughts. On of my recent cutie piece of artwork are these two. image
The process video is here:
A Brothers Care Video
It is inspired by observation of my 4 year old boy and 3 year old girl. It is endearing and heroic, trust is obvious and care for one another is the message of the day. Speak soon πŸ™‚