A new starling painting, Splashy Starling. It was raining but he was full of the joys of spring, parading around in his mating plumage.Very fine he looked too, all those iridescent colours in his feathers.
He is a 12×9 inch watercolour and ink painting on Saunders Waterford paper.
Three new brooches I’ve just finished. I’ve been making these for 3 or 4 months now. I usually post them on facebook but I thought it was time to put them on the web site! So these latest three are a Doberman, a Golden Oriole and a Red Cardinal.
The Doberman and the Golden Oriole are commissions, the Red Cardinal will be for sale. I don’t have them anywhere on the web site yet, if you’d like one you’ll have to email me or contact me on facebook or twitter. I will get them up soon I promise. :-)
Exciting! I’ve just finished my first watercolour painting on my new Two Rivers paper. It’s handmade artists rag paper, it’s a heavy weight and has a random surface texture and four deckle edges, love those deckle edges.
I love painting hares so what better subject to use on this gorgeous paper? This hare pricks up his ears and twitches those lovely whiskers, he’s keeping an eye out for trouble. The sun streams past and throws his soft lilac shadow in front of him. He is painted in watercolour and acrylic inks.
A beautiful Afghan Hound was jumping after bubbles and I loved the way her coat flew around her like the hair of a super model. She was having so much fun but she was so elegant at the same time. I wanted to capture the feeling of her flying hair.
She’s painted in watercolour on Bockingford paper.
It’s Spring, the season of love. With his long lashes and big whiskers this cheeky hare won’t be on his own for long. He has his eye on on the ladies.
It’s Spring, the season for hares in love. This lovely lady is Ostara and she’s on the look out for romance. I’m sure she has her eye on a lovely lad.
A pretty little ewe, I think she is a Masham. She has such a cute black and white face and black knees, (which you can’t see in the painting). I painted her with with reds and purples in the darks and blues in the whites. It contrasts with her fleece, full of golds and yellows.
She’s painted in watercolour on 12×9 inch Fabriano Artistico rough watercolour paper, with watercolour pastels. I love the texture in this paper.
Another gloriously colourful parrot. Painting him has really cheered me up on a grey, gloomy day. Such beautiful birds. He is a 10×8 inch watercolour painting.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to be in the Artfinder Popup exhibition at The Foundry in Camden Stables Market. It was a lovely show and I met some lovely folks. During the show I did a painting demo and, continuing my parrot obsession, the piece I wanted to paint was a Harlequin Macaw. I just adore their fabulous colours!