Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Toddlers, UK Mother’s Day Gifts, Personalised, Ships from Wales, UK

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Ships from Wales, UK!

AW FACTOR FOR MOTHER’S DAY

If you want the “aw” factor this Mother’s Day then how about a custom bunny art print for mum from her little one?

READY TO FRAME

My watercolour rabbit artworks are all 8×10 inches and frame ready. They slip into any pre-made standard 8×10 inch photo-frame available from supermarkets and department stores. No need to visit the framer!

PERSONALISE IT!

You can make it special by adding the child’s name and age to the artwork.

A GIFT TO LAST AND LAST

This is a gift that will become a keepsake, a treasured heirloom piece.

Mummy bunny frame with NAME

ORDER NOW!

Mothers’ Day is March 15th so hurry to get your custom print in time!

All prints are made here in Wales, UK and are packaged totally rigidly for protection in transit.

To order simply click on either of the two bunny images above or below to be taken to my outlets.

Then you will be able to add it to your basket and at checkout you’ll be asked for your custom text. Simple!

Order now in time for Mother’s Day – March 15th!

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Colourful Butterfly Cushions and Bags

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BUTTERFLY MADNESS!

I seem to be suffering from butterfly madness this last 10 days! I have painted lots of styles and shapes and sizes and all with an imaginary slant.

 

LET RIP WITH YOUR IMAGINATION!

Not one of my butterflies exists in real life.

I wanted to paint freely and expressively reaching for whatever colours on my palette that drew my eye.

I hope you like the results and that if you feel like loosening up with your watercolour you may have a go of painting a batch yourself!

 

PAINT ALONG WITH ME AS I PAINT BUTTERFLIES

 

SHOP BUTTERFLY TOTES AND CUSHIONS

Here are some items that I created with the butterflies I painted.

I used Adobe Photoshop to add colourful backgrounds to my designs then I uploaded them to Society6 – a great site for artists to sell merchandise they have created.

To join Society6 yourself click HERE

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Painting Butterflies in Watercolour

I felt the urge to paint some loose and abstract butterflies this week and so I dusted down my camcorder and filmed my progress.

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I hope you enjoy watching and that you may like to try them too.

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Techniques and materials

I used hot pressed watercolour paper and Winsor & Newton tube watercolour paint.

Each butterfly has several layers or washes and I leave each wash dry before re-wetting (only when previous wash is BONE dry) so that I can then float in further stronger washes while still keeping it looking soft)

I call this controlled wet-into-wet because you have the best of both worlds – pigment flaring into wet paper and a controlled boundary (the dry paper)

My butterfly prints and other items such as pillows are lovely gifts for garden lovers now that Spring is just around the corner.

Check out my items by clicking on the images.

How to paint a Budgie in Watercolour

Here are 2 videos – parts 1 and 2 of a simple budgerigar watercolour that I filmed today.

I used Arches hot pressed watercolour paper. It is 100% cotton rag and very smooth for delicate work like this.

Enjoy painting along – Alison

Safari Nursery Art

Feeling inspired by the colours of the African savannah and its inhabitants I have created a trio of sweet animals that would create a unique mini gallery to a nursery or indeed to any room in your home.

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My animal paintings are natural and authentic looking and so lend themselves to any age or style.

Enjoy!

To view or purchase these animals please click on any one of them. You will be taken to my Society6 page where you can chose between stretched canvas prints or framed prints with a lovely choice of frames.

Watercolour Bunny Tutorial Video

Had a little try out of my camcorder today in the studio after a long absence!

Here are two short videos – one on drawing a rabbit in pencil and one on the first stages of painting him in watercolour!

Daft about Daffodils

I was recently asked by my hairdresser who also sells may art would I paint some seasonal flowers. he particularly wanted daffs and so here are some I did recently – with the build up of washes to show you how I did it.

Early washes of Cadmium Lemon and the that same colour with a speck of Winsor Violet in it for a shadow colour on the yellow petals

Early washes of Cadmium Lemon and the that same colour with a speck of Winsor Violet in it for a shadow colour on the yellow petals

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Each was was allowed to dry before I rewet each petal and added stronger mixes of the same colours.

Here are some items that I created using the scanned originals – I hope to have captured the bright and fresh essence of each of the four daffodils I painted!

daff bag

daff clock

daff framedaff mug