Friday, July 10, 2015

Fairytale Deer

It's been a hectic week but I took a few hours out of my busy schedule to paint this fairytale deer in watercolor and acrylic inks.

Items can be purchased with this print on it from my shop at Redbubble such as cushions, mugs, prints.

What do you think I made the white circles with?

Yes of course it was that trusty artist's tool, the toilet roll.

Linking up to Paint Party Friday! Let's PAAARTTAAAY

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Don't be koi

This week has been a bit of a wash out.....pouring rain.....lashings and lashings of rain. I live near a stream and it always floods in the rain and my poor neighbor's shed slid into the stream!

Looks very surreal doesn't the tornado aftermath from the Wizard of Oz. It was really wedged in tight and they tried to pull it out with a crane but didn't get anywhere. In the end they had to smash it to bits.

I don't mind the rain because it means I don't have to water the plants every day. I did manage to create a fishy painting this week. The bubbly effect comes from an experiment with throwing salt on the watercolor paint. It was a really fun project and I left it all loose with lots of movement.

Koi and Lilypads  - acrylic inks and watercolor (with a pinch of salt)

Other than that there's a great article by a fellow fun Brit Claire Bolden McGill about me and my art entitled 'the Unconventional Expat' in the latest issue of Global Living which you can download for free here

Or easier still read it here. In the interview I give my unique view on all things USA.......including British v American parenting:

And finally.....I woke up from a nightmare and thought Trump was trying to be president.....tell me it isn't so.....

How's your week been? Was it a washout? Don't be koi let's hear all about it!!

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