Having painted almost nothing but high-key for a long time I fancied a deep and moody plunge into darkness and drama. I painted an imaginary snow scene high in the mountains from my head in watercolour wet onto wet without a drawing to just create some abstract shapes that pleased me. The finished watercolour was too flat and one dimensional so I had … Continue reading Midnight Storm
Wanting to cut loose and paint a slightly abstract pastel I bought this fab uncluttered and stark beach scene. Do you like it? It’s all soft sand and blowy sky with that rock and some seaweed as accents. A place where you can step out of the world for a while and merge with the sea and sky with sand under your feet. I am … Continue reading On the Beach – Pastel step-by-step
I love pale pastel colours when combined with a more vibrant image. This is what was in the back of my mind as I designed these bunny cushions. I had painted the original watercolours two years ago and suddenly had the idea to incorporate them with a shabby chic pastel background to accentuate their details better. They are now available as double sided cushions – … Continue reading And Spring Comes Hopping In
Come with me on my usual morning spin with my two JRT’s Dotty and Tilly. It’s a lovely, easy walk straight up into a wooded lane with a stream and up onto gently rolling farmland. I do this walk when I want peace and quiet as it is very seldom used by anyone else – except the odd dog walker and we don’t mind those. … Continue reading All in a morning’s walk
If your man or any male on your shopping list for this Xmas is an animal lover may I take all the pain out of gift choosing for you? Pick one of my natural and authentic animal portraits that will be a well-received keepsake to outlast other gifts. My prints cannot be found on the high street and I print, sign and date each one … Continue reading What am I going to get HIM for Christmas?!
We’re all in seaside mood and enjoying some time spent by the water – so I have collected some of my sealife art to enjoy all things nautical and perhaps help with ideas for Mums wanting to create a seaside nursery look:) A blue crab could add a jaunty feel to a room whilst this tranquil fish is rather soothing don’t you think? Always … Continue reading Summer Nursery Ideas