Wednesday, September 14, 2016

woyww-sweet pea

Photo taken late on Tuesday night but it will be pretty much the same on Wednesday.  The first stages of painting a sweet pea. Pretty and simple just how I like it.

The finished tiara from a couple of weeks ago.  Not able to visit other desks until the weekend .
Have a great woyww.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

woyww - tiara

This woyww desk is almost ready to paint a tiara.  

On the left you can see the almost complete tracing/sketch with the original at the ready to check for details.  Sometimes I sketch and other times I trace from the original.  It all depends on how much time I have before painting.  (Image from Pinterest).  On the right are watercolour paints still in place from the fish I finished over the weekend.  There is some logic to my choice of subject and it is usually about painting different textures in water colour.  
Makes sense to me.
Have a lovely woyww

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Eastern Sea garfish

The eastern sea garfish on a late Sunday night.
Who would of thought scales are sooooo hard to paint.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

woyww -peonies in a bowl

Peonies in a china bowl is finished.  An exercise in patience and perseverance with a touch of "I'm sick of petals".  But, ultimately worth all the time and effort. All credit to Anna Mason for her wonderful tutorials.  DH continues to challenge me to paint a flower without following a tutorial.  My comeback is that I have learnt so much from being guided by an expert and for now that is OK.  

 Perhaps the next painting will be more freestyle.  Thinking of a fish as my thought process can be random.  But for now I am happy to sit back, learn and have a peek at what is happening on other creative desks.

Have a lovely woyw...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

woyww - slow painting

 Painting peonies in a bowl looked like a good idea and I thought I would have a great pic for woyww.

 Reality is...... progress is slow and it may take weeks to finish at this rate.   Started adding highlights and lost my way last night.  Sought refuge in Pinterest for an hour or 2 and that has been the sum total of my week.   

But, I did paint a Flag iris while on holidays and now I really appreciate a simple flower with a couple of petals.  

Looking forward to having a peek of woyww desks over the weekend.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

back at my desk

 Back from holidays and finding it hard to get motivated. So what you can see on my desk is the sketch and the paints but no painting action. 

 While on holidays I always try to paint something to remind me of that day.  In this case fruit as I love walking the streets and buying from the street vendors.  

 A room with a view  ummmm directly into someones room!

Finally a pic of kitty who doesn't even have the energy to reach out and play with her toy. So I wasted lots of time taking pics of her rolling around on the mat, which explains why I achieved so little this woyww. 
But I do plan to visit lots of desks over the coming days.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

woyww - not a lot

 Not a lot on my desk this woyww as I pack up to go on a holiday.  But what I do have is a gift box all decorated ready for the parting gift.

A  21st card for a girl who likes shimmery pink.  

A sketch I did last holiday of my travel art kit.  
Have a lovely woyww and I plan to be back and have a peek at lots of desks in a week or 2.