Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘Princess of the party’ watercolour inspiration from Sktchy app

So this Sktchy app is proving to be a great benefit in inspiring me to get painting people. It’s actually quite addictive. The only hard but is deciding which photo to use, there are so many and I have saved … Continue reading

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Some more Sktchy app inspiration watercolour

I have been back on the Sktchy app to find something great to paint. Lola Garcia had posted a beautifully cute photograph of a girl in a hat. I am rather drawn to portraits that have props! By that I … Continue reading

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Hampshire open studio, my one day as guest artist

Tuesday saw my first day ever of exhibiting my work, it was a very hot day, and we were hosting in a pub gardens, so lots of people poped in to re fuel after cycling in the heat of the … Continue reading

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‘Moon Ray’ watercolour horse, using masking fluid

I don’t usually use masking fluid, in fact I don’t like the stuff, maybe I don’t use it well, and I am not usually keen on the hard edges it creates, when I do use it on the odd occasion … Continue reading

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Luna ‘dressing up’ Sktchy app inspiration

After feeling inspired by the app sktchy, I started trailing back through the thousands of photo reference opportunities, and found a gorgeous photo of ‘luna’. Lauren her mum had kindly shared the photo, and I took up the challenge, another bright … Continue reading

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Playing with plants

After having a tidy up in the garden, I decided that the leaves I was about to bin could be put to some good use. The fern painting was created by pressing it through my die cutter onto watercolour paper, … Continue reading

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Going bright and bold,in a loose watercolour technique

Today was about getting away from my usual colours, the natural tones I love so much.I wanted to try painting bright, where any colour will work anywhere, just picking darker shades in certain areas, a very enjoyable technique. I did … Continue reading

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‘Tenor’ Andalusian watercolour

After a chance email from my friend ( and Tenor’ human) I felt inspired to paint him in watercolour, I have painted this one in oil before, but as I am quite into watercolour at the moment I thought I … Continue reading

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‘That’s my girl’ watercolour and a little pastel

Today I painted something I have avoided for a long time, for many reasons, firstly although my star model is furry ( big plus for me) she is black, now I do find black animals quite a problem, mainly because … Continue reading

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‘Dog daze’ watercolour

Todays post features a dog with a bit of a stare….fixed on a treat, or his favourite toy, or maybe staring at the door waiting for his human to arrive home? This is a watercolour on 200 lb coldpress 30×40 … Continue reading

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