Painting Birds in Watercolour

    Happy 2017 to you! This is my first post of the year and to be honest I have been delaying putting it up as I was just waiting to get time to add the finishing touch! A watercolour magpie tutorial. I wanted to add this latest watercolour bird demo but had to work out my new video software first! Now I have it sorted … Continue reading Painting Birds in Watercolour

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

Goosey Goosey Gander – my latest animal obsession

The shape and attitude of geese appeals to me. They seem very feisty and make good guard dogs and I love their plump and curvaceous lines plus the pure white feathers. They smack of the magical and the fairytale which is right up my street. My first original goose gouache. 7×10 inches on hot pressed high white paper 140lbs by Saunders Waterford – unstretched So … Continue reading Goosey Goosey Gander – my latest animal obsession

That’s Better! Studio now shipshape and ready for work

A few days ago I had a blitz on my studio as it was a total mess. Here are some nice tidy pics now and I have even been in this morning drawing some Moroccan doorways and arches…feels so much better.(PS – to see how things are progressing with Moroccan art – click here – http://artspiritbyalisonfennell.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/watercolour-demo-moroccan-archway/ ) How often do you feel the need to … Continue reading That’s Better! Studio now shipshape and ready for work

What am I going to get HIM for Christmas?!

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?!

Watercolour Cat Demo – The Bengal Cat

Here we go – I got three fab cats today and decided to go for the Bengal (in the middle)because of its eyes – utterly icy green blue – so delicate and fine. I drew it first but wasn’t that pleased with my drawing as I made him too short in the body. Oh well. Then I started painting and felt impatient to get the … Continue reading Watercolour Cat Demo – The Bengal Cat