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
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!
7×10″, watercolor, done from photo reference. Wishing I felt this kind of heat at the moment.
This stylish cat is definitely instagram famous.
A5 Watercolour painting. Llamas are really cute.