So, this is my final entry for my year long challenge. There were times when I thought I would never manage to get to the end of the year but I did and I think it managed to get me back into the process of regular painting. That is a relief as I had really fallen away from sitting down in front of the blank page and getting on with things. Over the year I have tried new paper and brushes, new methods and techniques, new mediums and styles and had a real blast along side some trying times. Who would have thought that one year could bring so many new things in the sphere of my art.
So December's paintings consist of a very handsome rottweiler called Hugo whom I met on Facebook.
Some sketches of one of the robins who visits the garden regularly and dances around my feet when I have food to hand out. One thing I learnt from this was that I shouldn't use printer paper to sketch on if I am going to use watercolour to colour it. You can see the wrinkles formed by the water on the image.
A pencil drawing of an oyster catcher. They are a wading bird but they have discovered that farmland has as much to offer as the shoreline and are frequently seen in the field across the road from the house in the summer.
And finally, some winter sheep inspired by my trips into town during the very snowy weather.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my progress over the year. I have enjoyed sharing my art and the supportive comments I have received. Thank you all very much. I hope you will stay tuned though as this year I will be posting plenty more art and crafts and am toying with the idea of some giveaways and demos.
Monday, 10 January 2011
Saturday, 1 January 2011
Yes, it's that time again. I have slashed prices in my Etsy store on many items, from beads, to art. Looking for a bargain? Then pop along and see if anything catches your eye. I have new ideas for my store for the coming year, with new products to make and sell so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, many of the items that I have put in my sale will not be renewed once the listing expires. Time for new things. Who knows what the coming year will bring but I hope that all you you will have a happy and prosperous 2011.