Colourful Butterfly Cushions and Bags

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 … Continue reading Colourful Butterfly Cushions and Bags

Painting Beetroots as a still life in gouache

For a bit of fun I decided that I would have a go at painting a bunch of beetroots in gouache – in an illustrative, quirky style. I drew the beets right onto the stretched watercolor paper freehand without too much detail. Then I painted in the beetroots using purple reds. GOUACHE WINS – over watercolour in that you can add light hues over darks. This is … Continue reading Painting Beetroots as a still life in gouache