Feeling Festive in Hay on Wye

I love Hay on Wye – such a colourful old, market town full of winding narrow streets and shops filled with books, gorgeous ethnic clothing and beautiful things for the home. The pubs are traditional and welcoming with real fires which my friend Anne and I were very glad of on this cold and wintry day! We just fancied a day out and I planned … Continue reading Feeling Festive in Hay on Wye

Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

That’s it!  I’ve decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone. Now “big” to me is A3 as I am usually an 8×10 inch kind of girl. Also I can’t go bigger than A3 as my scanner won’t take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future. The reason – this … Continue reading Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

On the Beach – Pastel step-by-step

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

Off to a flying start with onion pastels

I promised myself to christen my new pastel workstation by – well – doing a pastel! So here it is – done whilst still in my dressing gown early this morning.I love using UNISON soft pastels – they are the business although I also love Sennelier and Schminke soft pastels too – they are pure compressed pigment with no binder so the colours last forever … Continue reading Off to a flying start with onion pastels