Colour experiments – Embers

I did my first acrylic painting in nearly ten years today. It’s not much, but it is finished. Embers, Acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. Hmm, jpegs certainly can’t handle reds very well. This is rather more orange than it appears in this piccy. That and the poor lighting make for a pretty […]

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Art Every Day Month – Day 3

Didn’t have a very good day today. Izzy was teething and unsettled so I had to attend to her, so KJ got bored and destructive, I got angry and frustrated…it wasn’t a good time. So there wasn’t much art done. The only thing I managed was a doodle at the last minute in front of […]

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Almond blossom mandala

I’ve been drooling over mandalas for some time now, so yesterday I decided that today’s art project as part of Art Every Day Month would be a mandala. I had no idea what I was doing other than I was doing it. It needed to be round, so I dug up my compass set and […]

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Oil pastel experiments – Swirls

Saturday I felt like doodling and since the Drawing Lab Challenge I had missed involved doing exactly that, I did some. I grabbed my oil pastels, a piece of watercolour paper and just drew some swirls. No plan, no design beyond the idea that I’d like to play with some graduated colour (I followed the […]

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Incredible Art – Macro Photography

I love making macro photography (photographing the small) as there is so much tiny beauty we miss. I’m very amateur, however, and there are masters out there (and people who actually know how to use a camera, unlike me :D) I have long adored the works of Jenni77 over at Red Bubble. I particularly adore […]

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