Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Chaneling King Kong

I'm not sure why this image popped into my head.....I suppose I thought of the beginning of a story... In a Post-Apocaylyptic World all the animals have escaped from the zoo......finish the story!!

King Kong had asked for a double cappuccino no foam and was still waiting

Or maybe I am channeling King Kong, who while fabulous seemed to be a bit angry about something. Maybe he hadn't had his coffee that morning. I know not having my coffee makes me feel like I could rip out a building!!(that cartoon is NOT by me)

Still from Pixels the movie

I was also influenced by the amazing movie Pixels which has some fab neon glowing colors in it. A very cool movie, it is about extraterrestrials intercepting an ’80s-era NASA time capsule containing footage of old single-player classic video games like Pacman, and mistaking them for a declaration of war. Now they return the challenge by scheduling a series of skirmishes with Earth, each one taking on the interface of a different videogame; if we lose, it’s game over for the whole planet.

Anyway if you grew up in the eighties you will love it!!

Linking up to Paint Party Friday, Sunday Sketches and All About You.

Zoo in the City prints, cushions, duvet covers etc. available at Redbubble.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Giraffes and Poppies

 I first fell in love with a Slow Loris at the Berlin Zoo where they have a very interesting exhibit where nocturnal animals are kept in the dark with some sort of special lighting so you can see them and they walk around very slowly and softly. These animals are so adorable with their huge eyes, sadly for them, because many are taken from the wild and kept as pets.

Slow lorises are a group of several species of nocturnal strepsirrhine primates which make up the genus Nycticebus and are found in Southeast Asia. This painting in watercolor and oil pastel was added to the primates group for Week 35. Go to 52 Weeks - Nature Painting Challenge for more info.

My head was also in the clouds this week when I concocted my whimsical watercolor 'Giraffes in the Poppies.'

Hope everyone had a wonderful week!

Happy Paint Party Friday.. Do check out Sunday Sketches too ....

giraffe paintings for sale

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hooray! It's Caturday!

I just found a fun facebook and twitter group called the Colour Collective. Every week they pick a different colour and we all create an artwork or illustration incorporating that colour. This week it was tea rose. I started thinking about whether a cat and a canary can ever be friends and decided to create this little illustration called 'Cat and Canary'?

Do you have a cat and bird who live together who are friends?

Linking up with Caturday Art Blog Hop and Sunday Sketches.

Cat and Canary Print available from Redbubble.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Make a Splash with Toothbrush Art

Elephant in the Rain

I'm always looking for ways in which I can use items I have around the house to create art. I love to create art for kids so I wanted to create delicate but splattery art using acrylic inks and watercolor.

So take:

1. an old toothbrush
2. some doilies

Then just hold them down and splatter with the paint soaked toothbrush to your heart's content! You will find you create some very pretty patterns as the splatters go through the holes in the doilies. They can also create their own stencils of animals etc and experiment with different shapes!

Try it you'll love it!

Daydreaming Deer

Let me know how you got on.

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My Daydreaming Deer and Elephant in the Rain prints and accessories are available to buy at Boom Boom Prints.