Friday, 23 December 2011

Wishing All my Friends and Followers a Wonderful Christmas!
Keep warm and happy :)

This is just a little pastel I did in a class. 15" x 11" Brrrr!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Portrait of a Young Girl

This is a pastel portrait from a photograph by Babasteve on Flickr.
The girl looks older than in the photo, but I quite like parts of it:)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

These are the remaining pages from my
Christmas "book" I enjoy doing these pages.
I am set up to do some more right now!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Here is the Christmas "card" I made for my Painting Friend Forum
partner this year. There are more pages!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Oh dear! I haven't been very good at blogging!!!
Too many things going on right now :)
Anyway, here is one I did a little while ago.
It is difficult at the moment to photograph
my updated paintings because of the weather.
I am hoping for some bright days over the next
few days...fingers crossed.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Watercolour cactus

This is a cactus I painted from a video demo by Mollie
on Painting Friends Forum. Not great, but still I got my
brushes wet!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Trying a different technique.

Sorry! I have been slow to get back here!!!It is a combination
of a busy time and feeling a bit unwell this last week.

This is an idea I started after one of my early posts, a pastel
of Sandra's grandaughter. Decided to try building it up using lines.
I quite like the effect and might do some more using this technique.

The first picture is earlier on in the process.
The second one is the finished painting.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Something different today.
This was a challenge on Painting Friends forum.
I have a crop too. Not sure which I prefer.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Here is the finished portrait, at last!
Hope you like it.

I think I prefer the crop, and the colour is nearer to my painting.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Continuing the next steps with my painting.
I realised the last stage in yesterdays post
looked a bit garish, so thought I should quickly
move on...

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Many apologies for not getting back here sooner!
Just a very busy time recently. Also I needed to
get down to re-sizing my photographs.

Here is my second portrait of Sandra's grandaughter.
It is done in stages again and just my way of doing it.
All done in pastels again. Maybe I should try watercolour
sometime, but I would need to do more pre-thinking.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Here are the next 2 stages of the portrait of Sandra's grandaughter.
I really enjoyed doing this one:)

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Portrait WIP

I thought I had better get back here before you got bored!
Got a new computer so have been downloading and sorting out.

This is a WIP of a photograph of a Painting Friend Forum
member. Sandra's Grandaughter. It is a pastel portrait.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

This painting, cropped, at the top of my blog, is a full size
watercolour, 30" x 22" piece of Arches paper. I really enjoy painting
on a big scale with big brushes. I like to stand up and let the paint flow!

Monday, 12 September 2011

First Post

My first post! trying to find my way around blogging.
I'm sure I will make many mistakes and soon be looking
for advice.

This small painting was done a little while ago.
It is a painting of my son, when he was around 8 years old.
Done in watercolour. It is not an exact likeness, but not too bad!