Went in to town today, hoping to take advantage of the sales to buy a pair of shoes or even two. It’s been a while since I bought shoes and the one black pair I have are coming apart. Not
It’s 28 December 2018. Just coming up to lunchtime. I’ve been bringing a lot of things together: bamboo, gouache, egg shells, a silver pen. It’s been a great morning. First, my phoenix idea. This kind of worked and I’m quite
Yesterday I woke early. Just after 3am. I know! Anyway, I was puzzling about that bamboo fish. Thinking that even if I did another one with string all the way around the outside, I still wouldn’t be able to hang
Yesterday was busy: preparing, cooking, eating, drinking, playing games, walking, crashing out. Not much time for creativity. Stretching the point, though, I suppose I tried a few new things in the kitchen. The red cabbage recipe was a new one
I’ve been having fun. Here are some of my recent bits and pieces …
Just to keep the ball rolling so to speak. I’m getting more comfortable with painting, and painting plantlife in particular. Here’s a pine forest in the mist … (a bit rough but it’s my first go at this and I
Used all sorts of stuff for this: acrylics, gouache, water colour and gold pen. And, of course, it’s on an egg shell. A close up …
… are difficult to paint. Here are my attempts Among them is this which I think is pretty good. The problem was that it was one of the first I did but I did it by accident. So I then
Back to the gouache, playing with colours, light and shade …
Tried a different tack. Still to the soundtrack of the singing bowls. Smaller flowers. Better concentration. Watercolour pencils. Small brushes. I’m pleased with the result. (And no, I haven’t fallen out of love with gouache but I have realised that
Yesterday’s cherry blossoms were pretty lumpy and one-dimensional. Gouache is not subtle. I did this one this morning in watercolour on an eggshell. It’s closer to what I want to achieve. A few more goes maybe and I’ll be satisfied!
… it’s my art. I’ve been fooling around with gouache, egg shells and ideas. Doing some wood stuff as well but it’s not ready to be exposed to the cold light of day just yet. Here’s today’s output. It’s a
You know, I’ve been trying to paint a Christmas tree for years. This one isn’t perfect but it’s as I saw it in my head. It’s the gouache. It really does give me confidence.
I love this stuff. It suits me. It’s much easier to manage than water colour which always seems to run away from me and get out of control. Gouache is thicker, but you can still blend and layer it. You