Friday, August 3, 2018

Painting roses for a change

Painting roses in full bloom - wet on dry technique.  Allows for lots of control and you can add layer upon layer of glazes once the first layer is dry.

Rose buds - wet on wet technique.  A softer overall result but far less control.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Calla Lilly and killer whale

What do a Calla Lilly and killer whale have in common?   Possible ideas for an introduction to water colour class soon.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Painting bluebells in May

Apparently a month can fly past while painting bluebells in myfree time.
Added the top stem of bluebells for a bit of a challenge.  The bottom stem are from the 
May tutorial from Anna Mason's online school.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Time seems to disappear when I am painting.

Australia's never ending summer had me in the mood for tulips.  
Inspired by Mr Marshal's flower book.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

woyww - slow progress

The only thing different from last week is the sketch of a moth.  At this rate it would be quicker to watch a moth emerge from its cocoon.

Hope your week has been more productive.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

woyww - next painting

My desk on a Wednesday night looks dark and dingy.  The Attacus Atlas moth is sitting on my easel as I try to decide whether to paint the moth or do February's tutorial (a coconut) with Anna Mason.  The only similarity between the two subjects is the colour.  I just cannot get inspired by a coconut so I might paint the moth.  All too hard so I am going to leave the moth on the desk until I make a decision.

Last weeks wreath with a few additions just before it gets popped in the mail.

Have a lovely woyww peek and I promise to visit slowly over the next few days.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

woyww - card making on a desk

Not often that I post a pic of my latest card making marathon.  In this case whipping up a few bird cards from last weeks Kingfisher.  

Painting something a little different this week.  My daughter has requested a floral wreath for a colleague. Luckily I remembered to cover her name before I took a photo otherwise the surprise would be a bit flat.  Looking to add a few more flowers or leaves before I hand it over and will probably remove the pencil sketch of the bottle behind the bow.  But, I will wait for her highness to give me more instructions.

Have a lovely woyww peek and I will visit lots of desks over the weekend.