Thursday, 12 November 2015

A lavender rose

An acrylic painting, on mdf board. 13 inches square.

It took me almost a week to complete this one. Many layers of paint, of many different colours, to achieve this deep hue.

Finally, I tried my hand at a dew drop.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Peace mandala: White on black

I got a new pen, and couldn't wait to test it out!!! I'm a-loving it!!

This is an all-free-hand mandala. I started out with the seed, right in the middle. Then, petal by petal, the mandala grew, until I ran out of space.

Loved doing it.


I got round to colouring one of the two I shared earlier - a simple design in blue and brown.

And below, is me gone crazy with fiddling with my compass!!!! It's circle over circle over circle! If you don't concentrate, you'll get quite lost!!!

A couple of free Mandalas - for colouring or doodling


I saved them in two formats, so you can choose to either outline them yourself, or use my outlines.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Fall in the forest

I've been negleting my blog, and so today, I play catch-up!!!


This painting is from a lovely lesson by Ginger Cook. I visit her often on You Tube, and this one is fairly faithfully painted in her colours. I added a huge tree in the foreground; and, instead of a little pond, I let the waterfall flow into a little stream. Both the waterfall and stream are firsts, and quite scary to attempt!!!!

I've never been in the middle of a forest in autumn, but I think it would look all reds and browns and golds. Like Ginger's picture.

This wasn't really very difficult to do - despite the scary bits - and I rather enjoyed painting it. I am so inspired to carry on with painting landscapes :)

This is a small piece: 8-inches square, in acrylic, on mdf board.

Purple-hued mandala

Had a few problems with this one - ink smudges being the worst! :(  But, some shading helped to hide the blunders, somewhat. An uncoloured version waits at the bottom, if you're interested.

And a black-and-white version, for you to colour:

Gerbera daisy

This is a small piece, and I decided to go with vibrant colours, for a change. I hoped to have the yellow jump right off the painting.

A 7-inch square piece, in acrylic, on mdf board.

Pink flower

This is a fairly large piece: 13 x 10 inches, in acrylic, on metal. I did the corner curlicues in dimensional paste.

I'm trying out new styles of painting, and it often isn't easy. But, I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out.

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