Exercise 3 asked me to take a quick look around the house and garden to find some interesting textures. I chose an Aloe Vera plant I have in the bathroom, a bobbly bathmat, Some books and some fir tree branches.
The Aloe plant was achieved with a combination of smooth paint application using my finger and sharp marks around the edge using a stick dipped in paint.
For the bobbly bathmat I used some bubble wrap to print the texture dipped in acrylic paint.
I rubbed the spines of books to show the way they were standing on the shelf.
To show the sharp prickly nature of the fir tree needles I used oil pastels. I tried to make sharp marks with rounded marks to show the seeds.