Happy Easter – Watercolour Guinea Pigs are Easter-y, Right?

Happy Easter bloggers! I’ve been working on my watercolours and here is one of my most recent – Mr. Guinea Pig. I know, it’s not an Easter bunny, but guinea pigs don’t get much of a look in in general, so I’m letting this little buddy join the Easter party.I found him very difficult as it took…

Watercolour No. 6 – Little Duckling

It is grey and wet in London today so I thought I’d post this, my little watercolour duckling, who would, I have no doubt, have a great time paddling about in the drizzle if given the opportunity. I have certainly seen a positive development from my first watercolour, Mr Robin, through a few different techniques…

Watercolour No.5 – Miss Giraffe

They’re really funny creatures, giraffes, so why not try painting one? Unlike Mr Hare, I started with a sketch to get the main outline. I think I prefer the freedom that comes with not sketching first, but it is certainly harder and much more can go wrong. With Miss Giraffe here, I also have the…

Watercolour No.4 – Mr Hare

Say hello to Mr. Hare, the fourth in my watercolour paintings. Unlike my previous Sweet Peas, this painting relied on accuracy with the animals features to really bring him to life. I was able to be much freer with flowers. I do love, however, the confidence of allowing the backing paper to show through, avoiding…

Watercolour No.3 – Sweet Peas

This is testimony to my watercolour attitude becoming freer – allowing the colours to bleed into one another in a semi-controlled manner upon wet paper – using the blank, off-white paper as my base colour, not as something to cover up. I love Sweet Peas. They are super easy to grow if you’ve got a…

Watercolour Barn Owl

Welcome to watercolour works round two, the second quick painting in which I am attempting to loosen up my hand, be freer with the paint and capture the feel of the subject rather than it in exact detail. I think we’re getting there.  Barn owls are amazing, beautiful animals. They are so soft and elegant…

Mr Watercolour Robin

Say hello to my little friend… Robin, Watercolour Robin. Watercolour has never been my medium of choice… probably because to get it right takes a looser touch, or at least a touch that is not so used to acrylic paint, but I want to get better at it. I found that I could allow the…

Pixel Painting

Sometimes, there are moments when we realise we like to be in control, that we like things neat, straight, oh, and colour, no matter how straight you are, we can all love colour… Pixel Paintings Collection. Acrylic on Canvas. 120cm x 80cm Intended image by artist, unintended images for viewers.

Sunday, A Day of Art

England was treated to beautifully sunny weather last weekend. It was a bit of a shock, my body hasn’t yet acclimatised to the possibility of sunshine and intense warmth, so I was happy to spend my Sunday afternoon, undercover, walking around Wimbledon’s Open Studios Art Show. (I’ll get used to the sun in small doses,…