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
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
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
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