My birds on a bag were received well on Instagram and I’m pleased about that. Meanwhile, I’ve started a fish on a bag. It was going to be a mackerel but it’s a bit too fat to be one now, so I’ll have to have a look and see what […]
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 for me. I usually do Nigella Lawson’s red cabbage cooked […]
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 did it in a bit of a hurry). I’ll post […]
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 can do washes but it dries quickly so you don’t […]
In Cork. Travelled here today. Examining tomorrow and then back up to Dublin. It’s late and I’m tired but I brought a pad and some watercolour pencils. Still trying to convey the impression of Christmas tree branches. Attempted a few different ways this evening. This was the best of them. […]
These are a bit rough. And, sad to say, they’re not that original. Most of the ideas are from Pinterest although the rough execution is mine. So, the trees. Too many blobs of paint but they have some potential. I have some more interesting acrylic colours, so I’ll use them. […]