‘Time for Reflection’ – water composition

As I said in my previous posts, I have been doing an art project on water recently. I did quite a few different art exercises to capture water in different ways, and then decided to put together a whole composition which incorporated all of these different techniques: reflections, splashes and droplets. I went to the…

Water Splashes

I have been doing some more studies of water, this time of splashes: I used water colours and pastels for these drawings.

Raindrops study

I’m not usually a fan of rainy days but I decided to use to rain to my advantage and do a watercolour study of it. It is very interesting to see how raindrops behave – each one is like a mirror reflecting so many different angles of light and colour! I think that each drop…

Water inspired by David Hockney

Over the past few months I have been doing an art study of water. It’s very interesting to look more closely at the magical way this life-giving liquid behaves, which painting and drawing it has allowed me to do. It can splash, shimmer, sparkle or bounce using techniques which can be represented in many different…

Pretty Paula’s Potions

I haven’t done a Pretty Paula sketch since Easter – she’s been on her summer holiday! But she has come back for Halloween, as cheeky as ever. Some of you might remember the mischief she got up to last Halloween – climbing inside a pumpkin! This year she has taken it a step further, getting…

Competition Prize Book Review

Back in the summer I posted a cake design which I had created for a ‘dream cake’ competition run by the Aquila magazine. I was really enthusiastic about this as I love designing cakes and the prize was: a personalised star apron, Fantastic Eats and How to Cook Them by Angelica Bell, an edible chemistry…

Still life #1

I am going to be doing a series of still life drawings, each one using a different medium. This one is the first which I simply did in pencil. I tried to complete it in one sitting but ended up going back to finish it off, although I still managed to complete it is a…