Thursday 20 March 2014

Copper Moon Kittens

Inspired by a few other Instagram artists I had a go at using copper metallic paint. As you probably already know if you've been to my web site cats are my fav animal, so they are the main subject for this painting which has a slight fantasy edge to it.
I started with a pencil sketch which I then worked into using charcoal and pastels. Then came the fun part with the metallic paint.  Would like to loosen the style up a bit so on the next one I may use watercolour or acrylic splashes. May also focus on the cats faces to simplify the composition.

Friday 7 March 2014

Street Art by Louis Masai Michel

I found this street artist via his Instagram account and was blown away by his beautiful work. I love the way he creates beauty which has an important environmental message behind it.

My favourites are his hummingbird and bee paintings -

Check out his web site to see more

Sunday 2 March 2014

Little feather

Found this lovely little feather ages ago and decided to do a watercolour painting of it. 

First I laid down some general washes with a Chinese brush to create the different areas of colour. Then I started to work into them with the same brush, then a 00 brush. I love doing these little still life paintings, it's very therapeutic!