Wednesday, October 16, 2019

woyww - card making after a feathery month


A little bit of christmas card making this week.  

A refreshing change to painting feathers.  

Just in case you are wondering scroll down to see the finished piece.


  Quite pleased how the two little birds finished up.  

Reminds me of a passage from
the old prayer book....

"He shall defend thee under his wings and
thou shalt be safe under his feathers"

Have a lovely woyww week.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

woyww - slow and steady


Slow and steady is probably the most positive way to think about 
painting these little birdies.

Hope you woyww is a bit more fast paced.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

woyww - the Tawny frogmouth "owl" that is not an owl

The Tawny frogmouth "owl" that keeps looking back at me.

Let me tell you why I missed posting in August.  It's a bit of a long winded story, bare with me or just comment and move on.  I perfectly understand.

Every year I donate a couple of paintings to a fund raiser event  for a local charity and they always do well.  So this year I heard that one of the executives on the charity has a liking for Owls.  So... I launched into getting permission from the photographer to paint the Tawny Frogmouth Owl.  Drew it up and started painting. Only to be questioned by DH "Is it really an owl?" A quick google search discovered DH was on the mark.  

Abandoned the Tawny frogmouth owl (a mouthful to say and type) and then painted Tyto Alba (see previous post) and got it framed and to the auction in the nick of time.  

But, the Tawny frogmouth owl (apparently not an owl but loosely related to the nightjar!) is still sitting on my desk looking at me. We are not on speaking terms currently.


I have moved on to drawing up ideas for a possible Xmas card workshop.  Amazing the distractions one can find to avoid painting.

Hope your week is a good one.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Barn owl (Tyto Alba)


Tyto Alba aka common Barn Owl.
 Painted in the wonderful granulating DS water colours.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

woyww - pretty one this time


Time to try and paint a white rose. 

Following along in the style of Louise De Masi (Aussie artist) using the wet on wet technique. Her website and instagram is full of great ideas and tips.  

Have a lovely woyww.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

woyww - Gigi in watercolour


Gigi was a pleasure to paint 
and that is because I didn't let her into my studio.  


Have a happy woyww.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

woyww - flat lay with cup rings


Was quite proud of my first flat lay until DD pointed out that I have cup rings in the bottom 
right corner.  Geez what would we do without daughters.



Gorgeous ATC from Heather and her card made me smile big time.
Happy woyww.