Some more sketches of some household ‘things’. We have my window in our front window, and an imaginary fireplace (something close to what I would love when we move). The lighthouse is something that I’ve painted before (below) but I wanted it to be a little different. So I’ve done it in watercolour pencil and put a black ball point pen design in the shape of a heart around it. I love harsh lines against something as soft as watercolour.
Train (the band) is what I’m listening to right now and there are a few songs that really get me. Brick by Brick, Marry Me, and Words. They just speak to my present mood and I love singing at the of my lungs in the car when no one can hear!
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My new jar took about 5 hours to stick on all those beads and the string. It was totally worth it, my brushes have the perfect pretty home!
P.S I love a good storm! The colour of the sky, the clouds and the sun being chased back.
I decided to sketch a few every day items today and use my favourite colour combo again for a little painting. I’m working on depth, and shading with these pictures. Items in every day life can sometimes be boring but when you try to draw them in real life it’s actually quite difficult. If I’m ever stuck for something to draw I look to what’s around me. There’s always something to draw in the house!
The girl is out of the Next catalogue I just happened to be flicking through during the day. I really loved the back ground and decided to do it in watercolour pencils. Fabric is really hard to do, so I really enjoyed doing the girls dress. Again I’m working on shading and also trying to get the proportions right, which is the hardest thing for me to figure out.
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My journal is becoming more of a brain dump for my ideas as well as sparking creative flow. I’ve now not only got lists of what I would like to improve on but also what I want to try and a few ideas I could really get into! I’m not used to drawing buildings, I would normally lean to landscapes so improving in that aspect of my art I think will be of great help to me. As I’m trying to broaden my knowledge I’m finding more and more websites and artists that I enjoy watching/reading about.
I really love the colour combination of Orange, Blue and White. It’s turning into a hot favourite of mine. Since my focus is becoming better at painting and drawing people, the colour combos are proving to be useful. As of yet I haven’t seen much of an improvement in people, in fact they still infuriate me 😂! But I’m hopeful you tube can help.
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The beach. Oh, how I love it. The sound of the waves, dogs being walked, kids having fun. It’s one of my favourite places to be.
Saundersfoot beach has a special place in our families hearts. It’s so peaceful and pretty. We go to the same hotel every time we go. We enjoy the long walks and the fact that it’s not too touristy…..yet.
For the top left Canvas I used acrylic paint and used only the 3 colours Orange, Blue and White to create the whole piece. It is part of my 3 Colour Challenge Series where I limit my paintings to use only 3 colours. Having to mix colours and create new tones and shades using only 3 colours can really test an Artist.
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Isabelle’s eyes! This kid of mine is just amazing. She’s sweet and kind and clever. And her eyes just as amazing. So, I’m not great at faces. I do need to work on them – a lot! I’m breaking them down to components and then I’ll try to put them all together.
Here are my angels eyes, not perfectly done but I don’t think it’s a bad go. I especially love the purple eye were I have only used red, blue and white Acrylic paint to produce this. I am fascinated with only using 3 colours to create a painting.
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So today I decided that I need to make a little bit of a plan so I didn’t run out of ideas! I practiced a little bit of lettering and did a little bit of a sketch of my while sitting at the table.
I think when doing something like this you need to be able to look at your own work and assess it. There’s no point just doing the same thing thinking you don’t need to improve. You need to be able to critisize your own work. Then you need to make sure you don’t beat yourself up too much. Learning a new skill takes time, it takes patience and it takes confidence.
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So I started my 30 days of art to improve my skills in a huge way. As with most new skills if we don’t have it in front of us constantly we can forget about it or put it off til tomorrow and then suddenly it’s been months and there hasn’t been any progress. Well I didn’t want this to happen so I challenged myself to draw or paint something/anything everyday for 30 days. I’ll start from the beginning here but on my instagram you can get up to date with all of my art so far!
My inspiration for day 1 was the mini rose bush my beauties picked out for me. I love flowers, and we are constantly adding to our small garden.
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I hope you like Day 1!