Re-enchant the World one Child at a Time

Look at what dead, spiritless plastic junk we give our babies, toddlers and young children to play with. It is shocking how these young, impressionable fingers will hold mostly man-made objects for the first days, weeks, months and years of their lives. That thought worries me as they are from birth disconnected from elemental things – earthy things – mother nature’s feel. How will children … Continue reading Re-enchant the World one Child at a Time

Sketching my Jack Russell whilst Watching TV

Just lately I have cleared an awful lot of big and scary art business deadlines such as course writing and magazine publishing. Now their looming presence is gone I feel freer and moer relaxed. The other night as I sat and watched Vera I had the added comfort of my Khadi journal open on my lap, my Jack Russell Tilly by my side and my … Continue reading Sketching my Jack Russell whilst Watching TV

Art Demo – Painting a Young Stag in Watercolour Part 2 & Final

Now I have established a basic foundation of raw sienna and burnt sienna washes with some cool greys, blues and greens for contrast I am going to focus on getting those eyes. Click on the image to bring it up nice and big and you can see the stages it took to complete the eye. To complete the face I continued with darkening colours and … Continue reading Art Demo – Painting a Young Stag in Watercolour Part 2 & Final

Art feature on Schulnam Art Blog

How lucky am I to have Miriam of Schulman Art blog feature me today! Thank you for this fun interview which made me think more about why and how I paint. Seeing my paintings on your site is very encouraging and I hope your readers enjoy looking around my “studio” and my artwork. Alison Continue reading Art feature on Schulnam Art Blog

The First Signs of Autumn

Sweet Slumber by Alison Fennell 2011 When that cooler crisp chill is suddenly felt it whisks me back to school days and going off with my brand new satchel and uniform. Noticing the ferns smelling more acrid after a long summer of green now turning rusty and the joy of arriving home at the end of the day to a nice warm kitchen and Mum … Continue reading The First Signs of Autumn

Top 3 signs that your animal totem is ready!

How do you view the animals that you encounter ?  What feelings do they stir in you ? What do you think seeing the same animal over an over could signify in your life? – is it merely a co-incidence or does it have a deeper, spiritual message for you if only you looked further into it? Fox – clear conscience For the Top 3 … Continue reading Top 3 signs that your animal totem is ready!

Win a Welsh Wolf this Weekend!

Win Me this Sunday at the Dogs Trust Fayre , Margham Park, Port Talbot!   Come to the Dogs Trust annual summer Fayre at Margham Park, Port Talbot in South Wales and win this Welsh Wolf  fine art print! Raffle tickets will be available from my animal art stall Number 13 –  Tickets are only £1 and the winner will be announced on the day! … Continue reading Win a Welsh Wolf this Weekend!

Artist interview on Mind Body Spirit Blog

Today I have the luck to be featured as an artist on Mind Body Spirit blog. The author Diane Fergurson (also an artist – creating transformational and ethereal art) interviewed me by emails over a week or so and the result is something that I am so excited about. Diane Ferguson’s transformational art Alison Fennell – the artist:)!  To see the post please click here … Continue reading Artist interview on Mind Body Spirit Blog

What Animal Are You?

What animal would you be? At certain times in your life have you ever found yourself fixating on a particular animal? You spotted an animal – say a fox, raven or dragonfly and felt a very strong connection or resonance with it? My love of animals in general is what motivates me in painting individual portraits of them for a living. Sometimes I paint an … Continue reading What Animal Are You?

Bye Bye Blue

Bye Bye Blue   I have done all I can. There is nothing else left to try – so I think we should call it a day Cendre Blue. From the first time I read about your magical hue in an old art technique book by David Lyle Millard I knew I had to have you and it was not until 6 years later that … Continue reading Bye Bye Blue