I am behind with my artathon (365 watercolour postcards over the course of this year) so now I'm fighting a bit of a battle to get back on track. These are some warm-up postcards to get me back in the swing of things as I haven't used my watercolours in more than a month now!
A rant. Because if you can't rant on your own personal blog where can you rant? I've been following some of the media coverage on the debate over Lord Falconers assisted dying bill and been getting somewhat upset and irate. I fall into the supporting dying with dignity camp for a variety of reasons, but … Continue reading Cash is King
I've gotten quite into doing these scratchy pen and ink portraits so I thought I'd try and copy a few from a master..
I have a list of things I should be painting in my postcards as long as my arm, but I've been feeling a bit creatively challenged at the moment, so I thought I'd try and loosen up a bit and do these rough and ready scratchy pen portraits instead.
For my 30th birthday I went to Paris with my boyfriend. It was the first time i've been to Paris since I was on a school history trip at the age of 15 upon which I was sure I had seen the Notre Damme, but it turns out it's actually a lot bigger than the … Continue reading Gay Paree
I got very sweaty this morning sitting out on the terrace trying to paint this! I didn't want to make the mistake I did with my previous skeleton of painting too much in one day (my arm gets sore, which makes me quite grumpy) so this one I started yesterday and have only just finished. … Continue reading Another skeleton!
It's a gorgeous day today here in Brussels so I've been doing some Al Fresco painting on the terrace. After being inspired by seeing one of Maurice Gollotas paintings of hand bones I've decided to re-start my somewhat macabre goth phase (first time round I was 15 and doing my GCSE Art coursework) and create … Continue reading Skeleton Series
There have been a few postcards that I've done for my artathon (sponsor me here! ) that I haven't been entirely satisfied with, so today I've done some replacement ones that I've copied from some of my favourite painters - Picasso, Hockney , Derain, and Rousseau. I'm up to 81 postcards out of 365 now, whoop!