Flower Sketches

I have mentioned in some of my previous blog posts, that I am working on a nature composition. It has been quite a long project which I started taking preparatory photographs for, back in May, but I feel that it is beginning to near completion. So far I have painted a hollowed out tree trunk…

Still Life Pencil Drawing

Still lives are a great way to practice drawing from observation. The ellipsis of the mug, egg cup and pot in this still life were rather tricky for me to capture, so was good practice for me. With still lives, it is important to measure the distances between objects and compare the sizes of each…

Fish Print and Haiku

Salmon Scales are metallic Sparkling watercolours Majestic Swimmer I did this soft cut lino print at my creative writing group a couple of weeks ago. I had never done a lino print before and I enjoyed it. First, I drew a picture of my fish, then traced it onto the soft cut lino. Next I…

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie!

It is often hard to find a good pumpkin pie recipe. Some people are put off by how sweet or how sour it can be if you choose the wrong method. However, after several years of success, I can share this tasty pumpkin pie recipe to you with confidence. When carving a pumpkin, it is…

Pretty Paula in a Pumpkin!

Here is another drawing of Pretty Paula: This time the cheeky little bunny has got herself inside a pumpkin! I bet she will have dirty paws when she comes out! I hope you all have a great Halloween or whatever else you celebrate this time of year (even if you don’t celebrate anything, I hope…

Pretty Paula – Chasing Leaves

Back in April, I posted my new creation of a cartoon bunny named ‘Pretty Paula’. I told you that she would be featuring in my future posts. It’s been a while, but here she is! I thought that Paula chasing leaves would be a perfect idea for this time of year. As you may have…

More Autumn Watercolours

If you have read my previous post, you will have seen my watercolour painting of an autumn tree. I explained how autumn is such a wonderful time of year to be represented in art and I feel that watercolour is a wonderful media to do this. The soft tones and shades you can create with…