Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Sketches - My Garden Angel

Yes my obsession with Angels continues. After my textured painting that I did for Paint Party Friday (Previous post) I decided to complete a set of 3 Angels in the same idea as my butterfly series as I wanted to create a new header and experiment further with the simple figurative style as well as texture. For this one I added a couple of new little elements and the figure came out a little more realistic. I really liked adding the flowers and vines. I've also been experimenting with using these images for a new line of glass pendants. So stay tuned! :0)
 These are a couple of sketches that I started out with.....
 I wanted to try a different colour combination to the last painting and create the feeling of the angel stepping out of a beautiful meadow.....
 I'm really getting addicted to these texture paintings!!!
After taking the boys to the museum this morning then out for a chinese lunch, then a walk around town to the bookshop we're all having a Sunday afternoon blob! The boys are reading and we're having a quiet coffee!! Bliss :0)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Paint Party Friday! Loving experimenting with Texture!!

Hi everyone, I was so inspired by everyone's work last week that I really wanted to try something new. I decided to work on a piece from my angel sketches.  I posted those sketches for my Sunday Sketch work! I've been really wanting to experiment more with texture.
Natasha's piece from last week really inspired me as she posted a video with it. I haven't tried the rollers yet but I'm planning on doing that soon. I did use tissue paper and then layers of paint for the background. I really want to work on my backgrounds to make them more interesting and I really love how this one turned out. So thank you Natasha for sharing your methods it's really helped me push through my creative block that I was having!!!

 I really enjoyed making this one the texture really worked with the image especially the wings.

This last painting was done on oil paint paper with acrylic paint!
I look forward to popping around and visiting you all over the weekend :0)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Sketches

 Hi guys, well I've had such a lazy weekend. We didn't really do anything except hubby cooked up a feast last night, atlantic salmon, topped with homemade chile jam on an asian omlette filled with oyster mushrooms, shitake mushrooms and asparagus. And a bunch of bok choy!!! Phew!!!! I feel spoiled! Tonight I'm cooking a Vietnamese soup with noodles pork and asian veggies and hubby is currently making an apple dessert!!! Yummo!

I just had to show you these photos that he took of his cooking I have to say that I think he's a creative artist in his own right!!! Love the action shot below :0)

 This is an action shot of him making the chile jam!
 Love the bright colours in the ingredients.
 The finished chile jam
 Pan frying the huge salmon steaks. The boys shared one between them.
 He even bought these new funky plates to serve our dinners on!! The boys were very impressed.

In between all that eating I managed to sketch up a couple of ideas for my next angel painting as I'd like to experiment more with that idea. (Take a look at my previous post for my latest angel painting) So hopefully I'll have a finished painting to show for next Friday's paint party Friday!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday - My Angel

Hi Guys, Yesterday I finished this Angel painting and was waiting for it to brighten up outside so I could take a photo. Finally It brightened up this afternoon. It's sooooooo sooo cold here at the moment roll on spring!!!

This is my June spread for the Travelling sketchbook project! This is in Kat's book!!! June is freezing in my part of the world!!!! :0)

I'm off to take my boys to a birthday party this afternoon so will be round to visit you all later on tonight :0).

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Sketch/Illustration Friday - Swept!

Hi Guys, Today I managed to do a piece for Illustration Friday. It's been a while since I participated in this but when I read this weeks word 'Swept' this image came to mind. It's a bit of a whimsical doodle but was nice to just sit and draw whatever popped into my head, very relaxing indeed. I used watercolour pencils and black pen for this. I'm also entering this into this weeks Sunday sketches. Hope you are all having a great weekend! :0)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Paint Party Friday and our lovely weekend away!!!

Hi Everyone,

 (I took this photo outside)
This week I have been working on this painting. I really pushed through with this one.

 (This photo was taken inside with the flash, quite a difference with the colours I thought)

 At the beginning I felt like it was going through a real ugly stage and painted over things a few times and came up with all sorts of different ideas of what to put with the tree. 

 In the end I decided on this pretty girl and I'm really glad I did as I feel like she works really well with the blossom tree.
  I used texture paste, tissue paper and some crackle medium in this to create the texture. (Although you can't really see the crackle, I learned through this painting that I need to do a thicker coat for it to work better, so I shall try this effect again.)

I've been a bit absent from Blogland this last couple of weeks. Last weekend Hubby and I went away for the weekend on our first weekend without kids in 8 years!!! It was a work conference which was held at a beautiful resort so after attending a couple of sessions we were left to our own devices and enjoyed a lovely party with great food the last night we were there!!! It was a great weekend so I thought I'd share some photos :0)
 The view from our private balcony :0)

 We enjoyed some quiet beers on the balcony
 One afternoon we went on a lovely walk and found these beautiful beetles on this rose!
All dressed up for the party :0)

Hope you guys are having a great week!! :0)


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