How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

With Christmas nearly here I thought some viewers may be interested in painting a robin.   They are real characters aren’t they? They claim your back garden as their own turf and defend it feistily.   The robin song is a delight and today I found this lovely short clip of a robin singing away – it is worth a listen if only to get … Continue reading How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

Foxglove Fancy: Making a Mess then Pulling Through

Made aright mess of my first foxglove demo photo shoot today. Went all wild and loose at the beginning on a much to large drawing and lost my temper completely! Here are some ugly efforts…that’s what you get for rushing and not planning. Torn painting in bin! After lunch I re-drew and scaled-down a bit and went at it more daintily and sensitively. Much happier … Continue reading Foxglove Fancy: Making a Mess then Pulling Through

Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

I was recently asked to paint a robin for somebody’s Dad for Xmas and coupled with the fact that I am also hosting 3 watercolour workshops in the next 2 weeks featuring how to paint a robin I thought I would be clever and combine the two. So here he or she is – a simple robin with the well-loved scarlet breast and a cute … Continue reading Art Demo – How to Paint a Robin in Watercolour

Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas

Not literally but artistically! I have been asked to paint s pheasant and a goose. The goose is from a photo I took of one near Caerphilly castle where I live last May. She could make a lovely accent piece in a rustic country kitchen or equally in a farmyard themed nursery perhaps:) To purchase a print of this goose please click here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/168525288/goose-print-fowl-animal-paintings-birdContinue reading Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas

Today I am Inspired by Glastonbury Rooftops

My friend Anne and I visited Glastonbury last summer on what turned out to be the year’s hottest day. We enjoyed the vibe of the place with all the hippies and bohemians in flamboyant clothes and mad hair as well as a certain magical atmosphere that had us not wanting to leave in a hurry. Shops all had bowls of water for doggies to drink … Continue reading Today I am Inspired by Glastonbury Rooftops

Art Demo – white chicken in watercolour

Finally! Walked dog, done washing, cleaned kitchen and had lunch. What a marathon. Now I can sit down to paint. Here is my earlier post about a white chicken’s head that I painted in watercolour. https://eastwitching.com/2013/02/16/i-will-paint-a-white-chicken-if-it-kills-me/ Today I am starting afresh with a new chicken and am going to have a bash at painting her. I am pleased with the drawing which took me ages … Continue reading Art Demo – white chicken in watercolour

Watercolour Demo – Fly Agaric Mushrooms 2nd Part

OK – for those painters of you who are sitting there with paintbrush in mid-air waiting to get at those mushrooms again here are the next steps!         (Here is Part 1 – https://eastwitching.com/2013/02/09/art-demo-watercolour-fly-agaric-mushrooms/ But first – here is how they have ended today after the work I did on them this afternoon…I popped them in a virtual frame to give them … Continue reading Watercolour Demo – Fly Agaric Mushrooms 2nd Part