Monday, 17 July 2017

Pen and wash

 Siamese - pen and wash

I thought I would have a little practise of pen and wash before we have our art group theme evening using this technique next term.
It's another technique I've fallen in love with! 
 Siamese 2

I enjoyed doing this pose in pen and wash.  My favorite bit was drawing the cute little paw pads.
 Siamese 3

This was a challenge trying to get the bright colours on the lovely Bengal cat.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Blue tit

Blue tit - pastel

Feathers and fur and such a joy to do in pastels.  It was great fun to draw this beautiful little bird as a wedding gift for my friends.

Honeysuckle watercolour

Honeysuckle - watercolour

More fun painting flowers in this loose style. 

Clematis bright

Clematis - watercolour

More experimenting with washes of loose watercolour.  It's been a joy painting these lovely flowers.

Sunday, 28 May 2017


Clematis watercolour

Trying to experiment again with watercolours. 
I wanted to paint this wonderful climbing clematis we used to have in our garden. 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Lulworth Cove - Oil

Lulworth Cove - Oil 42cm x 53cm

I thought I would challenge myself and try to paint a seascape.  It was really quite difficult tackling the water, but I felt myself get to grips with it more and more as I worked.  I was quite happy with the result. 
I hope to paint more seascapes in the near future.  It was lots of fun.
This is based on a photo I took whilst on holiday at Lulworth Cove  a couple of years ago.  Beautiful place to visit.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Frosty morning

Frosty morning - oil

I painted this for a beautiful old gilt frame I had recently restored. 
This is based on a photo of the river near our village. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Apples in pastel

Apples in Pastel

I painted these a while ago in watercolour, but wanted to see how they might turn out in pastel. 
Loved trying to get the shine to look right on the skin.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Autumn sun

Autumn Sun Oil 12"x16"

I managed to get some painting done over my Christmas break.  I painted this for a beautiful gilt frame I recently purchased.