Tag Archives: colourful

Black and white=colour

This was a fun portrait to paint, I found a cute black and white photo of a young girl on the Sktchy app, and converted her into my colourful with gold hints version. Super cute! I am loving Holbein gouache … Continue reading

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Luna ‘dressing up’ Sktchy app inspiration

After feeling inspired by the appĀ 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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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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Into the black- owl, Indian ink with some colour

It seems lately my preferred choice is the darks, charcoal and Indian ink in particular. I have fallen for this sleek liquid, I could paint a whole page black with it and I would enjoy the moment? Weird, but I … Continue reading

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Motley moments….a hare with a difference

I am trying to be much more free with my paintings, in a way that challenges me away from my usual portrait style of painting. I want to use unusual colours, that are not conventional to the photo used, when … Continue reading

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