Wednesday, March 25, 2015

woyww - stuck on pears

No pic of the desk because it is a late post and really all I have been doing is painting pears.

Green knobbly pears.
Golden pears with a touch of script.
Pears with a touch of gold on the left and far too much gold on the right.

Over the week I plan to visit lots of desks and be  inspired to painting something different.
Have a lovely woyww.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

woyww - poppies and pears

Having finished one online workshop always means I am ready to start another one pretty quickly.  So what I have on my desk is the beginnings of my "pear-ology!" class with Martha Lever.  I really wanted to learn how to glaze and shade in watercolours and the topic of course is pears.  All good for me and you can see the stages of my pears in a workbook.
But I have also been painting Poppies and an Iris just because they are fun.
Have a lovely woyww, a late link up tonight as I am off to work.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

woyww - Beady eyed poultry

A birds eye view of my desk with 2 beady eyed friends painted in the journal I was binding a couple of weeks ago.




Let me introduce Rudi.
 As we don't have chickens in the backyard I use Google and waste time selecting an image that has a little personality.    While painting I could just imagine Rudi strutting around the hen house trying to impress silly chicks like Mabel.  
Mabel is a good example of when I fiddle with the watercolour and get grey muddy sections rather than clear colours.    But all fun .....as I can just turn the page and start another picture.
Planning a slow peak at many woyww over the weekend.
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

woyww - fruit and vege theme continue

A busy week with work and family commitments.  But I do have a couple of pics of the summer fruits I have been painting. Firstly the nectarines from my last post.
Mangoes growing in our back garden.  We have fourteen on our little tree DH is very proud of his crop.
Solo mango brought inside ready for the chop. Finally a bunch of spanish onions which I bought because they still had their stems and I thought they would look pretty in watercolours.
Pleased with how they have turned out.  Finding myself abandoning attempts at painting landscapes and now sticking with solid objects.   DH tells me it just reflects my country/farm upbringing and he is probably right as my next subject will be beady eyed chickens.  Which always bring a smile to my face.

Have a lovely woyww.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

woyww - cluttered desk in summer

Not often that I step back and take a more detailed photo of the desk and now I see why. Clutter.... I dream of a white desk with lots of space and everything in its place and then I get back to reality and just keep painting.  Trying my hand at capturing a couple of nectarines in watercolour.  Ooops.... will have to add a third nectarine to balance that picture.  

 Have started using my new art journal which I was binding last week.  The finished journal is made from folded Arches watercolour papers, bound and covered in scrapbook papers.  The finished size of the journal is an A4.  The last one I made was an A5.  Good to have variety and even better I did not buy anything to make the journal.  
Now for something completely different. A bunch of Corymbia "Summer Red", I love the smell and look of eucalyptus. 

Have a lovely woyww.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

woyww - book cards and fish

Very early post for woyww but I won't be able to link up until late so it will be a late post?
 Here is my desk and other random stuff that spent some time on my desk this week.
Another attempt at book binding.
This time glueing the papers to the spine and  you can see it drying at the back of the desk.  I will probably leave it for a few days to dry fully.  While waiting I have started selecting papers to use as "Back endpapers" for the book.  It has been interesting learning all the terms for parts of a book.
                       


I have also been making a few cards using the Altenew Poppy stamp. Purchased last year and only used once.  Fairly quick cards which I have embossed then painted with glimmermist and a few splashes.  


Last week it was a wee pig and this week I have finished a fish from a picture in DH's fish magazine.  Nothing endearing about this little monster.
  No connection between any of these projects except that I am trying really hard not to buy products!!!!  which has made me dig into the craft cupboard and use my stash.  But, it is so hard not to buy stuff online.  Truly, I have caught myself several times doing a google search for something I saw on a woyww's desk and nearly purchased it without a second thought.  At this rate I should have emptied the cupboard by mid year.
 Have a lovely woyww.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

woyww - pig in paint

Sorry I can't show you a photo of my desk this week .... problems with my camera.  But what I have is one of the little pigs I painted last week.  Why?
 Being on holidays means I try to paint different  subjects and I enjoyed painting chickens a few weeks back so I am broadening out to other farm animals.  I know totally random....Pinterest is to blame.
Here she is Miss Hen.
Hopefully my camera problems will be sorted by next week and I will do something normal.
Have a lovely woyww.