Feeling Zen

Feeling Zen

This week I wanted to do something simple, colourful and relaxing and something which has meaning to me. Tuning into my heart centre and going with my intuition led to this piece… “Feeling Zen” Sometimes the simplest things can be the most powerful. We have a tendency... read more
Black Dog

Black Dog

Today’s painting is of a dog. Not hard to see the like this if you look carefully 😉 This is one of my go it alone paintings, where I decided to paint a different animal. I might well have reverted to my preferred style of dry painting layers, but this approach is... read more
Curious Chimp

Curious Chimp

In today’s painting, we are back to greys and tones using mixed media – charcoal over acrylic. I still find it amazing to create an image using limited resources, and yet still have a profound effect on the final painting. But then you don’t need to use a... read more
Winter Robin

Winter Robin

Today’s painting is slightly different. It’s still following the theme of “In The Wild” but it’s one I did on my own for a special friend because she loves Robins. You see, last year, she was diagnosed with Myeloma, which is a cancer of the bone marrow. While there is... read more
Forest Deer

Forest Deer

This term of the painting lessons is all about “In The Wild”. For the first one, we had to work with layering light washes to create the mood of the painting and then used the power of silhouette to contrast the stag against the trees fading into the misty distance.... read more
Tiger, Tiger

Tiger, Tiger

Can you help? This week I’m looking for some help in naming Tiger. He has character. He has a personality. He deserves a name. One of the things I have learned through the last few months is that I have been putting part of my personality into my paintings. Some see... read more