All posts by jackiekirbyart

Self Taught Artist, Drawing, Painting, Creating Artwork

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Pots and Pots of Colour

Absolutely love my new painting. Hope you love it too! Indian Ink and Pastel on a lovely sanded paper. Further details on my website.

Art At The Mill – An opportunity to exhibit

I have been a member and committee member of The Redditch Art Circle, an art society based in Redditch Worcestershire UK for many years. In more recent years for various reasons the membership levels had […]

Experimenting with mixed media

I have always been inspired by artists that create lovely loose pieces of work especially in water based media. Ann Blockley has been one of my favourite artists that I have followed and loved for […]

New Artwork – Leo in pastel

  I have recently started using Pastelmat with my Pan Pastels and Pastel Pencils. I must say it took some getting used to, but I am pleased with the results and progress I have made […]

Roses Watercolour

Watercolour – Real time Roses – Beginners Watercolour Video

Most of my students that attend my weekly art classes are learning watercolour.  It is one of the most difficult mediums to learn.  I know it took me a long time before I would even […]

It’s easy in graphite!

Have you ever tried using graphite sticks for drawing?  Well it’s great! I wanted to produce some simple graphite portraits for a local art event that I am participating in, but when thinking about the […]

New Artwork – Wildlife in Oils

I love trying new media and subject matter, and this painting falls into both of these categories.  Whilst I tried oil paints some time ago, it was not a medium that was very practical when […]

Watercolour grapes

New Artwork – Ready To Eat

This is the first opportunity I have had in a while to post some completed artwork on my blog.  There are periods in life when you just don’t get to do everything you love all […]

Coloured Pencil Podcast & Pencil Topics

Artists coloured pencils have come a long way over recent years.  Lightfastness has up until recent years always been a real problem when creating fine art with the medium, but these days with brands such […]

New Artwork – Coloured Pencil Wildlife Art

Together is another of my white on black series of paintings using coloured pencils.  I have used the same brands of pencils as I used for both ‘Little Lottie’ & ‘Nellie’ paintings which you can see […]