Today whilst I walked my Jack Russell Tilly up the local recreation fields I had a bit of folded paper and pencil to hand. This is due to the fact that I always think of something good (or at least I hope it will be) to do with art, teaching or writing whilst doing the daily rounds of the grassy playing fields. The fields are … Continue reading Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper
If you love animals and work in watercolour no doubt you will probably have tried painting birds. The endless array of species of beautiful birds will keep us painting for a lifetime and watercolour lends itself perfectly to capture the feather colours and textures with ease. You can use flowing wet into wet techniques in the early stages of painting birds; adding darker colours to … Continue reading Painting Birds in Watercolour
Just lately I have been commissioned to paint a Chihuahua and an Alsatian (German Shepherd) in watercolour. I am a professional artist based in Pontypridd, South Wales, UK and take dog portrait commissions. If you would like more details please contact me – Alison Fennell – via my email – firstname.lastname@example.org Prices start at £75 plus p&p for an original dog portrait at size 8×10 inches. … Continue reading Painting Dogs in Watercolour
Art sale this weekend! All prices reduced. Grab an original now to enhance your space – direct from me, the artist:) 10 of my original watercolours are up for sale – to view more images of each one or to buy click on any of the paintings below. Easy to frame! Most of my paintings are standard photo size so you just buy a supermarket … Continue reading Original Watercolour Sale – This Weekend!
Most artists I know are devils for getting new art technique books. Books give us hope and inspiration and impetus! I have bought many, many books over the years and there are a few that I would never part with as they have become sacred to me. Below I share my 3 top go to art books; my bibles as I call them. As you … Continue reading What’s your Watercolour Bible?
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It is only 10.30am and I have surpassed myself! Been up since about 5am doing lots of bits and bobs that needed doing like:- 1 Making new trace down graphite sheets for my students 2. Trying out new positions for me super duper studio light 3.Digging out huge old whiteboard ready to get my life into some semblance of order by writing everything down! 4 … Continue reading Easy Like Sunday Morning…Not
It really has got a bit out of control lately and I can’t go in and draw or paint when it is like this. There are piles of images and papers all over the place, stuff on the floor and general mess. I have a small back … Continue reading My Studio is a Mess
…because… …although I love painting animals and this year alone I have painted some beautiful dogs the whole painting portraits for others is something I will be curtailing as of tomorrow. Now is the time for me to paint for myself. So many projects and dreams are sitting up there on my “one day” shelf. People with strange hair and the streets and parking lots … Continue reading Why I am only painting for myself in 2012…