Floral paintings

I’ve really been getting into the floral paintings over the last few months. I have done some water colours that I’ll show you next week. I’ve also done several sketches for my colouring book.

To check out more of my work go to my Facebook or Instagram feeds to see some work in process pics.

Here are some of my recent acrylics paintings on canvas board.

I really love sun flowers and so does my step mum. I painted these for her when she came over to the uk earlier this year.

Poppies are just beautiful and stunningly bright! These ones are already sold.

Lilies are my favourite flowers and I absolutely love this little one. The most realistic I’ve managed to paint so far.

And the last of my acrylic flowers for now, my yellow roses. I will have to revisit these ones as I’m not 100% happy with them.

Thanks for looking at my work,

Chrissy xx

Obsession – Abstract Art

Obsession uses my all time favourite colours. Aptly named, I have an obsession with the colour purple. I like to have some drama in my paintings, the more contrast and texture the better.

Starting off with some basic colours and soft blends. I love to blend the paint together on my canvas, mixing the different colours by adding different amounts of each colour.

Adding more depth of colour and changing shapes where I think I need to. Nearly finished, I have to just add some more texture with the palette knife and I’m all done! I’m using packing tape to hold my canvas sheet to my board. It’s a really handy tool as it will give me a lovely little border around the edge of my sheet.

If you fancy popping over to see my next piece in progress, I have progress pictures available on my Facebook and Instagram accounts.

If you’re ready to purchase one of my paintings please pop over to my Etsy store.

Cheers guys,

Chrissy xx

Original Cards for all occasions!

I have created some beautiful cards with my paintings on them. They are the perfect gift to give to that special someone that can be kept and framed. I’m very proud of how well they’ve turned out. In fact I’m so proud that I will be running a special discount code when purchasing anything from my Etsy store.

Just enter the code 03WP2018 when you get to the checkout in my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist for 10% off anything in store!

I even have some Christmas cards available! If you would like to see any more of my designs on cards please let me know. I’m sure I can accommodate!

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River through the mountains

Here is my first ever painting done with a palette knife. A river running through the mountains to the ocean.

I love the flow and peace that this painting seems to give. Although the river is clearly forcing its way to the ocean, the flow of water makes me feel calm and relaxed. This is the first piece of a series of paintings featuring rivers, the ocean and mountains. I’m surrounded by mountains here where I live so it’s not hard to find plenty of inspiration.

The first stage of this painting. I blocked in the background colours with a fat brush. I very much limited the amount of colours I used for this painting. I wanted to challenge myself to create a piece with depth using limited tools. I had 1 brush and one palette knife, red, blue, yellow, black and white. My favourite kinds of skies to create are definitely stormy skies. I like my paintings to have lots of drama in them. The acrylic paint I have used is Daler Rowney System 3 acrylic paint.

Next week I’ll be publishing another river painting I have created this year. To keep up to date with my current work please pop over to my social media pages.

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Competition time! Win a free Print! 

Who would like to win a FREE print? To celebrate the launch of my Facebook page I’m giving away 1 free print of a painting or graphite sketch. The winner will be able to choose one print of ANY of my pieces in my Etsy store. I will ship to anywhere in the world. 

To enter tag a friend who you think deserves some extra love and tell me why. A winner will be chosen at random when I have reached 200 likes. Sharing my page or this post is not essential but will be greatly appreciated! You can tag as many people as you like.

T’s and C’s 
1.To be eligible both you and the person tagged must like my Facebook page.

2.Offer excludes any custom portrait – painting or graphite

3.All prints will be roughly A4 size or slightly smaller. They will come unmounted on great quality paper. Ready for you to frame to your taste.

Check out your favourite Print in my store now – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Enter the draw on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist

If you would like to follow all the latest news follow me on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30

Cheers, 

Chrissy xxx

Day 17 – 30 Days to Art

EYES EYES EYES!!!!!! It’s all about the eyes! I love these drawings, I think I’ve done a great job and I can’t wait to put them into some sketches. I took some advice from an Art teacher friend of mine and have started drawing each different component of the face. Noses were first and now eyes. I need to work on my hair and my lips as well. 

All my links are below, so click where you want to go from here!!

My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrissyTurleyArtist

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrissyturleyartist

Instagram: www.instagram.com/chrissyturley30

Here’s a little extra piece I’ve started!


Thank you for all your kind support,

Chrissy xxxx