Fairies, Ducklings and Penguins

Fairies, Ducklings and Penguins

Hello alll! I haven’t updated in a while…or shamelessly self promoted as some might say! Well, it’s September now and I’ve been busy designing some Christmas cards and give life to new fairies (obviously!) So first things first here is the latest addition to the fairy family, I call her the Fairy Queen. She looks quite …

Painting In Progress: Mermaid

Painting In Progress: Mermaid

Hello all!   On my last blog, I said I would be painting a mermaid I have started this so I thought I would share with you what it looks like so far. There is still a lot of work to be done but I’m balancing my time between making cushions and painting, that in …

Snow Fairy

Snow Fairy

Hello! I know this is completely the wrong season but here is my new creation; The Snow Fairy. I sketched it by hand and then painted it digitally in Photoshop. My eyes are sore, I can’t stop once I start. I will write more about it later and do a stage by stage of some …

Creative Cushions

Creative Cushions

Finally my cushion inserts arrived so I have been busy making some new cushion covers. I have decided to go with the envelope back, I tried poppers (what are they actually called I can’t remember!) but really the time it takes me to sew each on on I could have made about three envelope cushions! …

Kingfisher (Drawing in Progress)

Kingfisher (Drawing in Progress)

Although the majority of the time I’m drawing and painting fantasy creatures I also really enjoy drawing wildlife. Today I have produced a quick drawing of a Kingfisher. I used lots of different types of pencils from chalk to watercolour pencils to create this fantastic little creature. You will find a series of photographs documenting …

New Painting: Firefly

New Painting: Firefly

The other day I posted a sketch of a new fairy I had been drawing, after a lot of hard work here is the finished result: I have entitled it Firefly, this is one of the rare times I actually know exactly what I want the final painting to look like right from the start. …

Lavender Fairy

Lavender Fairy

Today I have been working on a new fairy and here she is: I used combined using watercolours and digital painting on Photoshop. I think the wings still need a bit of work but I haven’t posted anything in a few days so I thought I would do a quick update of what I have …

Infuriating Fairy!

Infuriating Fairy!

As usual I have been painting using watercolours, but you know when you have a week where everything you try to do just ends up going wrong? yes you say. Well that happened to me this week. I was feeling stressed out about it and just wanted to throw the painting through the window…I didn’t …

Mermaid Painting in Progress II

Mermaid Painting in Progress II

And then there was LAND and SEA…and a mermaid with an exceedingly long tail which the artist did not realise until it was too late as you will see! Wiggly paper, I don’t think I stretched the paper for this one very well. CURSED PAINTING. Sometimes they are just cursed until you discipline them into …