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
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
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
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
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
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 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!