Sunday, 16 August 2015


Intermission n a pause between parts of a performance; a rest.

Sometimes you can get bogged down with life and blogging so I have decided to take a little break for a while. Take some time out and hopefully come back refreshed.
Thank you to all who have left such lovely comments recently. They mean a lot.
Bye for now.

Friday, 14 August 2015

It's a Party

 She's got her party hat on and she's ready to go.

She is made up of some scraps of painted papers and  oil pastels.

Linking this to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

A little bit of Nature.

It's a  lovely  sunny day here in this part of the UK and while I was out walking I collected a little bit of nature specifically to share in my post today,

I also want to share what is currently on my desk for WOYWW.

I am working on a page in my art journal.

It is a WIP so I hope you will stop by again to see how it looks when it is finished.


Linking to WOYWW

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Back to Pencils

It has been a little while since I got out  my coloured pencils.They are a great medium to use when you just want to sit and relax. With coloured pencils there is no mess and no fuss. ( No dirty paint brushes left in the water for days...ooops! )

My Mum and Me
4 x 6 inch 
pencil on watercolour paper

I would love to hear your thoughts on works in coloured pencils. How do you think they compare with works in acrylic or watercolour? Would you purchase a work in colored pencil as you would a painted piece. I would be really interested to hear your comments. 


Friday, 7 August 2015

Paint Party Friday

This week I was determined to join in with PPF. So after a couple of busy days where no artwork got done I spent the afternoon in my art room.

I intended to create a portrait in a 'loose' style but yet again I just can't help refining things.

4 x 6 inch 
acrylic & oil pastel on watercolour paper

I first loosely painted her in acrylic and used oil pastel for her skin tone and shading. I then used watercolour pencil to enhance her eyes. Here is how she looked after just the acrylic paint.

If you compare her to the finished piece you can see why I looooooove oil pastels


Linking this post to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Pastel Play

You know how I love to play around with my oil pastels.

She is just on some scrap paper on my desk but I think I will use her as inspiration for another piece.