Does the name Spirit of Ecstasy, mean anything to you? How well do you know your classic cars? If you know anything about the various models of Rolls Royce, you will immediately know what is missing from my painting. And … Continue reading Lost Spirit Of Ecstasy
Many beginners start their watercolour painting and drawing hobby, without knowing the attributes of the paint and how best to make use of the medium. I sometimes teach watercolour painting at beginner level, and find that most are eager to … Continue reading Watercolour – Starting Out – Watercolour Painting
At the outset, creating personalised gifts for children was not what I had intended. But sometimes your best efforts are achieved when you least expect it and come in very useful. Reasons for getting creative Are there times when you … Continue reading Personalised Gifts – Ideas for Kids
Exploring new art materials I have found a perfect partner to create lovely loose designs for fabrics – Alcohol Ink. I know that many artists have already discovered this lovely medium, but this is a first for me. To be … Continue reading Alcohol Ink Art – Perfect partner for bedding?
Watercolour Art Prints In between painting larger pieces of artwork, I paint simple illustrations and create art prints and patterns with the design. Watercolour is one of my favourite mediums when painting simple designs like flowers. The colours that are … Continue reading Art Prints, Wall Art – New Design – Different Medium?
Whilst I have been painting and drawing for many years, I am reasonably new to digital art. There is quite a lot to learn, but I am a strong believer in determination rules the day and if the desire is … Continue reading Digital Art & Watercolour
Surface Patterns For Kitchen Textiles I love designing with watercolour and then mixing the hand painted elements with digital media to create and design surface patterns for fabrics, including oven gloves and other kitchen textiles. The contrasting effect of using … Continue reading Oven Gloves & Mitts – Pretty Practical Kitchen Textiles
So, you have spent hours choosing a new piece of wall art for your home, but you have purchased an unframed piece and now you need to frame it. Where do you start? Wall Art Frame Sizes It is much … Continue reading Wall Art, Choosing Frames, Mounts & Sizes
So excited to have my recent designs on these goodies….hope you like them! Visit my online store to see my current campervan gift range available if you love them! Continue reading Everyone loves a campervan…
Original Painting In Mixed Media I absolutely love my new original painting. Hope you love it too! I created this original artwork with indian ink and pastel on a lovely sanded paper. The initial underpainting was completed in a watercolour consistency of ink, followed by further layers of stronger pigment. My aim was to obtain the textures on not only the subject matter but the wall itself, so sanded paper was a perfect choice. The sanded paper I use is white Pastelmat. To touch is has a smooth velvet feel, so you are able to to use mediums for finer … Continue reading Original Painting – Pots and Pots of Colour