Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WOYWW and a Funny Coincidence

It's Wednesday again and time for WOYWW
Here is what is on my desk today.
It is my take on a work by Chagall.
My plan is to mix different elements from a couple of his pieces.
If you missed my last post you can see a coloured pencil drawing of another of his paintings.
And now to the funny coincidence.
I had some old book pages that I tore out of an old dictionary a while ago.
I grabbed a couple at random and one was lying on my desk.
When I looked down this is what I saw.
What a coincidence as we are starting to get in the festive spirit.......
My decorations are coming down from the loft at the weekend and they
will all be up by the 1st December.
Thanks for visiting.
Linking this post to WOYWW

Friday, 20 November 2015



My hubby was saying that he likes some of the paintings by Chagall and I thought

 I would have a go at painting something in the Chagall style. 

Whilst looking through some images on Google I decided to get out my coloured pencils.
Here is a pencil drawing of one of his works that caught my eye.
I couldn't find a record of the title but here is an image of the original work by Chagall .
I think it will be a challenge for me to create an original piece in his style. I will have to give it some
I want to send out a big THANK YOU to all who have visited and left comments recently
I really do appreciate them all.
Linking this to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


What is on my work desk?
Not a lot..........

I sat down at my desk  today with good intentions.

First off I wanted to create a print for framing from my autumnal mono prints. Seen here. I used a mount board frame to isolate parts of my print and this is the best I could come up with. There are lots of leaf prints that I like but nothing that made up something suitable for framing. 

I then thought I would do some mark making with autumnal colours in the hopes of creating some papers to use together with the prints.  However things just wouldn't come together today and after I cut up the A2 sized paper I decided just to keep this small assortment. Non of which are compatible with my prints.

Oh well we all have our off days.
Linking to WOYWW.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Finally Finished

A little while ago I posted a WIP and at last I am calling it finished.
Acrylic on 140Ib watercolour paper
6 x 8 inches 
The colours are just right for this time of year.

Hope you like her.

Linking this post to ART JOURNAL JOURNEY were this months theme is Inspired by Autumn 

Friday, 13 November 2015

Paint Party Friday


I'm joining in the party this week over at Paint Party Friday.

As you will know, if you are a regular visitor to my blog, I have been working with coloured pencils a lot lately and recently I have been asking fellow bloggers what pencils they like to use. I want to say thank you to those of you who kindly left comments on the subject.

I wanted to invest in a set of artist quality pencils so after some consideration I decided to get a Prismacolor Premier Portrait set.

I used them for this drawing which is the last page of my coloured pencil sketchbook. 

The portrait set was used for all but the dress.
I was really pleased with the end result. Now its time to make another sketch book.
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Recently I have been designing and making my daughters wedding invitations. You can have a sneak peek here on my desk.

She wanted a rustic look.

The hearts are made from my handmade fabric paper and are tied up with twine.

Linking this post to WOYWW.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

WOYWW on Thursday


I left it too late yesterday to photograph my desk for WOYWW as the light was too bad so if it's not to late to link up to Mr Linky I thought I would join in today. Better late than never as  they say.

Here is what I was working on yesterday.

Another pencil drawing.
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by and left a comment recently.
I really do appreciate it.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Mono Printing with Leaves.

Yesterday I gathered some autumn leaves.

Then I used them to do some mono printing.

I love it when you get a lovely image by chance. This is the paper I cleaned my roller on with some leftover paint from the leaves.

I plan to cut them up and use them to make an autumnal collage.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Misty Morn

Autumn is my favourite season and the first day of November was a misty autumnal morning. Whilst I was out walking the dogs I was in the mood for gathering some fallen leaves.

Here is some of them after a little arranging.

They were photographed on some brown corrugated card but the brown hasn't shown up in the photo.

There is an autumnal feel to my latest mixed media painting. Here is a cropped version as it is still a WIP and I am struggling with the top right hand corner. I will have to do something drastic to it so I am hoping I don't ruin it. We will see..........

Watch this space.........