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

søndag den 30. juni 2013

Collage Girls. How to.

                                   A short tutorial, on how I made one of my Collage Girls.
                          This one was actually made in Italy, in my friend Letizia's garden!

A poster size lovely strong brown paper as base.
Gesso on parts, to let the brown show through.
Glued, Gel medium, pieces of newspaper on.

Pink, blue and lime green acrylic added.

A selection of nice papers matching the acrylics, napkins and a circle template was selected, all curtisy of Letizia.

One napkin had lovely writing on it. Right hand side. Glued on with Gel medium.
The two figures were sketched in. Faces painted with acrylics.
The dresses were made up from cut pieces of different papers, and glued on. Gesso then painted on top, to soften the colours.
Wings cut from newspaper and glued on.
Circels painted on, using a template, on the left hand side.
Feather napkin used for the chicken and in hair.
Hope stamped on with black ink.


Collage Girls

Made some collages prior to my workshop in Italy in May.


These are all poster size.
Gesso, acrylics, ink, paper and stamps.

fredag den 28. juni 2013

Inspired by the beach...journal.

After putting Gesso on all the pages, I desided to try and Gelli print on some of them. They turned out really nice.

Here is the front cover, sewn together with the back cover, using strips of old recycled fabric and ribbons.

The inside of the cover, back and front.

Used some little stamps.

Some of the many pages. I ended up with three signatures.

Pages were sewn together, again using fabric and ribbons. I have to thank my friend Letizia, who send me, two years ago, a bag stuffed with ribbons. They are now put to good use :)

3 signatures, 6 pages in each. By the time thay have all been journaled on, the book will be nice and thick!

torsdag den 27. juni 2013

Inspired by the beach findings.

On our walk today on the beach, here in Scotland, I got inspired by the colours of the shells. The blues, yellows and browns. Picked up a few things, and brought it back home.
Gessoed some paper, to start a new journal, with the beach finding colours in mind....

Old cerial box cut and painted for covers.

                              Gesso as a base. White and ochre acrylic put on with credit card.
And some blue and black ink.

I like the look of this. Reminds me of an old wall...

onsdag den 26. juni 2013

The one, that will never leave home!

Am I right in saying: That every artist have at least one baby, that will never leave home?
Mine is "The Pink French Raven"
This painting represents a huge turn around in my life - so to always remember that time, this French bird stayes on my wall!

mandag den 24. juni 2013

Journal page. " House on the Hill "

Taking photos, recording a Journal page coming together, is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Usually, journaling is a very personal process, where the brain is kind of...shut down! And you go with the flow - so having to organize before hand, the page and its outcome, was a challange.

                                          I fell in love with a postcard! Yes, it can happen.


                                              Blue and yellow acrylic, put on with a card.

                                 Scraped in semi-wet paint with wooden stick, to add texture.
Painted pieces of scrap paper

...and glued them on to the page.

Painted gesso on, to soften the green.

Inked and stamped

Cut the post card in three, and glued on

                                                     More gesso blended in.....
And some Neo colours and water, to tie it all together.

A nice simple leaf design stamp and black ink.

Finished off with a glossy soft Gel.

"House on the Hill"

søndag den 23. juni 2013

I love my sewing machine.

After having been "on the road" for nearly a year and a half - teaching and travelling - I really miss my things that are all in storage. Especially my sewing machine!
 A dragonfly, now hanging in Canada. A gift for my precious friend Louise.

                                         Here is one, in progress...


                                         "House on the hill"