Welcome to my Art blog.
I Art for fun, relaxation, living and learning.
I teach painting, printing and collage workshops, all around Europe, and get inspired in so many ways.
I hope to inspire you on your own art journey-
Please enjoy, and create!
You will also find me on fb - Mixed media paintings.

Trine Pettigrew

onsdag den 20. november 2013

Painting Holiday May 2014 Gagliano Aterno Italy

The sleepy, beautiful medieval village Gagliano Aterno, high in the mountains in Abruzzo, Italy, is the centre of our Painting Holidays in spring and summer 2014
The chimes of cow and church bells, are the most prominent of sounds you will hear, when walking around the town.
No matter where you turn, a perfect painting motive stares you in the face! You will never run out of ideas.
This is the perfect place if you want to spoil you inner artist.
Contact me if you want to know more about our courses
We would love to see you there.

New inspiration

Often, painting with a fellow artist, brings new inspiration.
I needed a fresh approach, and had some ideas for a new series of paintings, that will go into my exhibition in March.
Spending time with my artist friend, gave me some new inputs, and this is what came to live. A series of 4 new paintings, which I am getting more and more fond of, as time passes.

Jug no I.
 Acrylic on canvas
                                                                Sugar bowl no I
                                                               Acrylic on canvas

onsdag den 6. november 2013

Maleferie i Italien 2014

Så er brochuren klar.
Maleferie til Italien - 8 dage med halv pension og undervisning.

Kreative weekender på det smukke Djursland.
Lis og jeg glæder os til at se dig :)

mandag den 14. oktober 2013

Painting Holidays in Italy

I am SO excited. My old Art college friend Lis Juul and I, have decided to join forces, and our new adventure, Painting Holidays in Italy is now ready to go live!
The website is almost up and running, but I can reveal, that the first course will be start May 2014!
Keep coming back here for more news as they arrive.

lørdag den 5. oktober 2013

Pizza and Gelli recyceling.

I love to recycle! And when you are a Gelli Printer, using up all those off prints, for something useful, is a pleasure!
                     A empty pizza box, is an ideal cover for a new journal. I cut off all the flaps...
                                                   And then rolled on black acrylic paint.
                                                    Got out a pile of prints....
                           Some is to be cut up, and others will be used for more journal covers.
                                                   Cut into smaller pieces.
                           These three will remain uncut, for new covers, for another project.
                                              The inside of the pizza box, painted green.
                                   Glued some of the cut up Gelli prints on the inside cover.
                                       One print was on an envelope, glued the flap down....
                                      And here it is opened up, ready for keeping stuff in!
                                          Inside cover.
                                           Used a feather print for the outside front cover.
                                                 Black tape for the edges, to finish it up.
                                   And a black bird tissue transfer on the front back cover.
                                                           Inside cover finished.

                                   Now ready to put in the pages. See earlier tutorial on how to.

tirsdag den 17. september 2013

New sketches for paintings

So inspired by my trip to Canada, had to do some new sketches for future paintings.

Autumn colours

Yes, it is now! Colours are changing, birds are migrating, the days are getting shorter, its autumn.
 But with autumn comes jam making! Lovely rose hips picked on a nice beach walk.
 The colours are amazing, every where you look, berries are spilling over. Happy birds!
             So, on that note- an Autumn journal page, made up from scrap prints, and a napkin.
                                 The old envelopes made excellent roof tops for the bird houses.
                                         Gelli printet on top. Dark blue acrylic.

                                                       And finished it with oil pastels.
                                                             "House for let - tp13"

mandag den 9. september 2013

And some more prints.....

Gelli printing is very addictive!
I need to come up with a brilliant idea, for using all of the piles and piles....
                                                   The collection is growing by the day!
                                       I love it when "mistakes" turns out to actually work!
      The paint was getting old, and water seems to have separated from the pigment it self.

onsdag den 4. september 2013

Gelli Printing in Canada.

                           We all had a lot of fun, printing for a whole day. So much talent :)
                                                              And concentration!

 I got so inspired by the rocks by the lake, and the "cairns" on the cliffs, so had a go at making masks and printing rocks.....



                                                 Another group of very talented ladies.
                                                    Woosh........another print is born!

 The home made gelli plates were taking a beating in the sweltering heat! But they did good :)

                                  A lovely selection of Carla Sondheim inspired printing methods.