I recently did a couple of tiny watecolor paintings, mostly so I could have the satisfaction of finishing something quickly. I was happy with how they turned out:
But then I was left with the problem of how to display such small pieces (2×2″, 3×5″, and 4×4″). So, I experimented with a couple of different options.
Those of you on instagram may have noticed an onslaught of mermaid art this past month – @tombancroft1 came up with the idea of “mermay”, a challenge to draw/paint one mermaid for every day of May.
Now, I didn’t QUITE manage 31 of them, but I’m pretty happy with the five I did finish!
In my professional life (where I’m a lecturer in English literature), I work on the Pre-Raphaelites. My specialty is poetry, but I love the art, as well. So I thought I’d do a painting inspired by Pre-Raphaelite art.
Now, PR art is defined by a few key features: Continue reading
I started a new job in September, so the autumn was a bit too hectic to make much art. 2017 has been far more productive!
All new pieces are available in my etsy shop!
More holiday paintings!
9×12″. Keeping on with the swirly, slightly impressionistic style. This piece is available on Etsy.
I just got my first gouache paints, which i used for all the foreground detail. I really like them so far!
And just for reference, here’s the photo I was painting from:
I just spent a lovely two weeks in Port Isaac, in north Cornwall. We had fantastic weather, and I came back desperate to start painting the sea. Here’s the first attempt:
9 x 12″ watercolor and acrylic on watercolor paper. Original available on Etsy.
I was actually practicing a more realistic style and the clouds in the sunset were driving me UP THE WALL, so I just decided to do one that invoked Edvard Munch’s expressionism. Swirly lines and primary colours for the win!
I’ve fully updated my Etsy store, and it’s now chock full of prints, original paintings, and embroidery work. All the recent works I’ve posted here are now available to purchase!