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As promised, here are the last of my recent experiments...

Storm At Sunset by Harrisons-Forge The Grass Is Greener by Harrisons-Forge
Storm At Sunset, The Grass Is Greener

After I had finished playing with texture paste and inks, I was looking at the piece, turning it around and looking at it and I spotted several different areas which I liked or reminded me of something and the above images are the final two that I decided to use. Storm At Sunset reminded me of those days we get on the Bay where you have gorgeous weather one minute and a storm rolling in the next and this section reminded me of the transition point where you have a bit of both in the sky, before the clouds obscure the light. We all know that The Grass Is Greener on the other side of the fence, although it generally isn't, but the hills and mountains of the Lake District are a different kettle of fish is generally greener because it gets bucket loads of rain :) Like the Bay itself it is often lashed by storms coming in from the Atlantic and we have had a lot of heavy rain over the last few months. We are used to large amounts of rain in these parts, although it has been worse than usual, and it will have a beneficial effect on the hills making them even greener :) 

Lollipop Land by Harrisons-Forge Summer Lovin'... by Harrisons-Forge
Lollipop Land, Summer Lovin'

I often have a drop sheet under my work, not to protect my work surface, but so that I can check colours, pens etc. before I use them. I don't throw the paper away unless it is completely trashed because it can give me a starting point for an idea or simply extra random collage material. I chose some scraps to work on which interested me and created several small pieces in mixed media. Lollipop Land had lots of circles and spot marks from sprayed water and these became the tree-flowers and bubbles. The blue was added to even out the colour in the bottom section and also to the large part circle, which became a sun. The yellow section in Summer Lovin'  was what started this idea off. It reminded me of the hills and fields around the village where I grew up and teenage exploits in the summer. 

Universal Energy by Harrisons-Forge Undersea Garden by Harrisons-Forge 
Universal Energy, Undersea Garden

Undersea Garden was another scrap of drop sheet paper from my collage box. Rather than just use my usual black and white for the drawing, I decided to add in some blue and grey tones with Sharpie markers. Universal Energy started life as an exercise in blending acrylics. Unfortunately I was out of extender and this made creating the background a whole lot harder and I couldn't achieve the level of soft blending that I was after, however, I am happy with it. I adapted a design that I had created as a black and white Doodle Drawing and had chosen my colours before I started. The painting was completed in acrylics using a rigger brush for the fine line details.

If you have any questions about these or other pieces of our work, drop us a note or leave a comment  :D
  • Listening to: Seabirds sqwarkin'
  • Reading: The Rose Labyrinth
  • Drinking: Tea Grommit

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Harrisons Forge
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We are a mother and daughter collaborative team who create a variety of work from fine art and photography through to jewellery and other crafts. We work both individually and together depending on the project. We are inspired by our local environment, festival culture, local traditions, mythology and music.


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ladycompassion Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hoe you like this fractal I made for you :iconballoonsplz:

Double White by ladycompassion  
Harrisons-Forge Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I left a comment for you on the piece ;) Thank you it is beautiful :boogie: :D
RainReedshimmer Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Loads of variety in your gallery. I really love that!

Love yah doodling pieces, and mushroom photo's specially'

Michelle xoox

Harrisons-Forge Feb 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D ADHD means I cannot do the same thing day in, day out, so I have loads of variety to stop me getting bored ;)
RainReedshimmer Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Sounds great actually. Its great that you've got so much variety in your life. Don't they say variety is the spice of life ;)

No one else will get bored with your gallery either lol - its great I love it :hug:

Harrisons-Forge Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
When under control, ADHD can be a real asset...its the growing up with it that can be tricky ;) 
I think I may have got the whole spice rack thrown into my life! 

Thanks again, and I hope you're right ;)

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shoulda-been-a-cat Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou very much for adding 'pathway' to your favourites ^.^
Harrisons-Forge Feb 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're most welcome :D
shoulda-been-a-cat Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^ :hug:
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