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Lea Sapsford
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New Blog
I have decided to move my blog to WordPress.com as it is easier for me to update.  Please view my new blog at lsapsfordart.wordpress.com   Thank you. Lea

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No Brushes!!!!
My art teacher came up with a great idea to do a painting without using brushes. Trees A4 (12" x 8" ) 10/12/13 I used a feather, palette knives, my fingers, cotton wool, natural and synthetic sponges.  I'm fairly happy considering it's my first attemp at th...

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Project Weeks 3 & 4 - Buttons
After doing 2 tonal drawings I decided it was time to do an A2 (16"x23") version in colour. I opted for acrylics as I have finally got used to using them and now actually like them.  My art teacher agreed with me that a restricted palette was the way to go....

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Project Week 2 - Buttons
I decided this week to use charcoal for my first A2 (16"x23") composition.  I really like working in charcoal it's great for working on large pieces and it's really messy and fun! For my mid tone I decided to use sandpaper to grate the charcoal against and ...

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Project Weeks - Buttons
This is the first day of the start of our project weeks.  The criteria for the project is to use small objects (I've chosen buttons), do a drawing/painting maximum size of A5 (5"x7") and then do another drawing/painting minimum size of A2 (16"x23"). I spent...

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Derwent Art Academy - 3 Classes Done 3 To Go!
I decided to sign up to the online Derwent Art Academy course, once you complete the 6 classes and graduate you receive a certificate from the Academy and a tin of Derwent pencils! I am really enjoying it, I've only completed 3 classes so far, they are grea...

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New Shop
Rob and I decided that it would be a great idea to sell our artwork on different products such as clothing, bags etc. After a lot of trial and error I managed to set up our Hamtunscire Art shop on CafePress. We are hoping to add more designs on soon.  We've...

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Fishing Village Project - Week 3
Today's art class was centred around finishing our Fishing Villages. I was really pleased that I was actually able to complete mine within the 2 hours. We laid our work out on the floor and it was amazing to see the diversity of our interpretations.  The ma...

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Fishing Village Project - Week 3
Today's art class was centred around finishing our Fishing Villages. I was really pleased that I was actually able to complete mine within the 2 hours. We laid our work out on the floor and it was amazing to see the diversity of our interpretations.  The ma...
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