Friday, 5 February 2016

Recent secondhand finds

I have spent the entirety of this week excited for my Leeds College of Art interview tomorrow (February 6th!!), as well as working on my art and photography sketchbooks and business revision. I have been accumulating items from charity shops, markets and Depop over the past month or so, and wanted to share what I have found on here! 

These two art books were from Tynemouth market a few weeks ago. The stall owners was a couple in their late 60s and they chatted to me about the art exhibitions that they had been to and their favourite artists; they were so sweet! I only paid £5 for both books, which was a bargain. The Albert Irvin book is right up my street, as I love working with large brush strokes and bright colours. Although I cannot paint like Edward Hopper, I love his style of painting- lots of his work reminds me of Lana Del Ray music videos and Wes Anderson films.

I tried on this Glamorous skirt in Ruby and Frank in Tynemouth, but the small size was too large! I looked everywhere online for an XS size and stumbled across one on Depop. This size is still slightly too big for my tiny waist, but it is so pretty and will be easy to alter, if I want to.

I found this book in a charity shop  in Whitley Bay. Drawing is the area of art which I am least confident in, which is partly why I enrolled on the life drawing course! This book talks through the dimensions of the figure, shading techniques, perspective.. etc. It also includes Paul Klee as one of the artists to look at, which is good for those of us who may not be the best at realistic drawing. ;)

Holly Olivia x


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