“Plumage” – another in my series of intuitive paintings. I didn’t intend for this to look like feathers from the outset, but that’s what it ended up looking like to me! That’s one of the things I love about this painting style. I love just exploring the paint and seeing where it takes me. It’s especially fun in watercolours, because they really have a mind of their own sometimes.
This original painting is in A4 size, which makes it easy to purchase frames for. It is available for purchase from my Etsy store. Prints and products like the ones featured below are available from Redbubble.
A pretty field of purple flowers against a blue, pink and purple sky. Original painting is available for purchase from my Etsy store. Prints, and products like the ones featured below, are available from Redbubble.
The inspiration for this painting was a posy of wildflowers, picked in the spring and beginning to dry and wilt as spring moves in to summer. Painted in shimmery gold paint, this painting is prettier in person than it is on the screen!
You can purchase this original painting from my Etsy store. Prints and other products like the ones below can be found at Redbubble.
I called this painting ‘contemplation’ because this style of painting is very meditative to me. I never know what the finished painting is going to be like when I begin – I just go with the flow, and see where the paint takes me. I love this combination of colours!
You can purchase this original painting in my Etsy store. Prints and other products like the ones featured below are available on Redbubble.
I recently ordered from Etsy a set of vintage book pages:
According to the seller they are from 1889 and 1899, so I was very excited to receive them in beautiful condition!
I finished my first artwork featuring one of these vintage pictures today. The title “And Spring Arose” was inspired by the following poem:
And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”
I really enjoyed working on this piece, and I look forward to seeing what I can come up with for the other pictures.
I came across a blog called Two Happy Stampers this week, and was impressed by the beautiful cards they make.
For the month of March, they have posted a colour challenge – to use the following four colours in a work of art or craft:
I found it a little difficult to get the colours right, but I hope they are pretty close. This is the painting I came up with – I’m calling it “Embracing the Storm”:
I think the colour challenge is a great way to promote creativity, and I’ll definitely be back to participate in the next one, and in the meantime to check out the beautiful paper crafts at Two Happy Stampers.
I’ve done lot’s of work on my lastest commission, a painting for a friend:
There is a lot of detail in this one, and it is HUGE (I can only fit one panel at a time on my easel), so it’s taking me a really long time to finish, but I hope the result will be worth it in the end.
I completed another painting this weekend, and thought I’d show you the stages it went through:
At this point, I left the painting to dry before removing the tape. I painted a tree branch going across the top of the painting. Here’s the result:
I also made some more art pendants this week, but that’s a post for another day!