A diamond a day keeps the doctor away – or something like that. To help keep my artwork fresh and healthy I am making a small, quick collage study of a diamond every day.
The ‘A Diamond a Day’ Project:
Painting or drawing a diamond a day helps me plan and make paintings such as my Yellow Diamond. Quick sketches and studies ensure that the art work is not laboured over – mistakes are definitely allowed!
Even if I have been out all day I still have to go into the studio and make a collage. If it’s late at night I have to make the collage quickly otherwise all the ice cream will be eaten without me.
I have a box of old paper I used to make collages out of years ago. There are definitely some little gems of paper in there – look at that hot pink, orange and purple flocked paper from 30 September’s diamond study! Gorgeous!
This Month’s Sparkling Highlights:
Below are three of my favourite diamonds for September. My favourite material this month has been the holographic foil (featured in Yellow Pear Shaped Diamond below). As I walk past the collage the holographic foil glitters!
Yellow Pear Shaped Diamond
Pencil, acrylic, scrap paper, permanent marker and holographic foil on cardboard
Green Princess Cut Diamond
Acrylic, markers, highlighter, origami paper on paper
Pink Emerald Cut Diamond
Acrylic, markers, scrap paper on card