Managed to get the hare acrylic painting finished yesterday and here he is:
The painting will be available on canvas wraps in the next week or so.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the long awaited warm weather.
I’ve had a break from painting for a few weeks, mostly because I’ve spent time getting to know the donks and needed a change of routine for a while. So I haven’t blogged for a while because there’s not been much to tell – I’ve been working as usual, but my ‘day job’ doesn’t make for exciting reading as it mostly entails packing parcels and doing the business admin.
I got my watercolours out of retirement last weekend and painted Casper:
As you might glean from the photo of him, he can be quite moody. At the moment he’s very cool and aloof with me – I’m not sure what I’ve done to offend him, but he certainly bears a grudge as he’s been sulky for over a week.
On the other hand, the little donk, Victor, is always cute and cuddly and he likes everyone:
I shall no doubt be painting Victor too in the near future.
It must be the season for big ears as I’m currently working on a hare in acrylics. It’s ages since I painted in acrylics and I’m enjoying the change, but I’m very slow. Here’s the hare so far:
Eventually he will have some meadow grasses and flowers around him, but for the moment he’s sat on my easel – I’ll hopefully push on with him a bit more over the weekend.
That is all the painting I’ve done for the past few weeks, but I’ll be doing more over the coming weeks as I’ll be taking a break here and there from selling over the summer holidays, so will have more time to paint. Hopefully the weather will be a bit kinder to us all for the rest of the summer?
Until next time.
I was so looking forward to receiving my new set of Escoda watercolour brushes. I hadn’t come across a poor review for them, so was hoping they’d be good. I’ve only tried one of them so far but it was really good. A nice fat barrel (the brush, not me, but come to think of it…) for holding the paint and a very fine point for doing detail. Here’s a little hummingbird I painted to test the number 8:
The larger brush is going to be used on a big watercolour painting I’m planning to start this weekend. Btw, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just like the brushes so far.
I’ve done a few fun pastels this week too; ‘selfies’ of horses and a donkey:
A few prints were framed too, here’s one of my favourites:
At last we’ve had a few days of dry weather, so we’re off for a stroll around a local woodland after lunch. We used to walk in the woods frequently years ago when we had dogs, but don’t go very often these days. Once the cobwebs have been blown away, I’ll have to sit down and sketch out the big coastal painting. I did a few rough drafts last night and have more or less decided on the format – I just hope it works out. I’ll be using the new Arches paper I bought recently.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
This week has been productive and also tiring. I got the two watercolours which I painted last weekend framed:
Then it was onto 12 new black and white designs; most are watercolours with a few pen and ink drawings to vary the intensity of the finished look:
The artworks are primarily for a new range of decorative knobs, but I’ll be using them on other products too. I finished my work last night putting the designs on a vintage zoology script background (hence the title) and Bri had his work cut out today getting the first batch of knobs on their way. They aren’t finished yet, but here’s a sneak preview:
I should have them up for sale on the website this coming week. We’re doing them in 3 colours and the knobs will be available individually so customers can pick their favourites.
I couldn’t resist including Jasper in the range.
Not too sure what I’m going to be painting next? I’ve several ideas and so it’s a matter of seeing what takes my fancy. One thing’s for sure, I’ve had enough black and white for a time so whatever I paint will have lots of colour.
Until next time