This is my version of the Beauty and The Beast rose :-)
I did this by initially watching/copying a sketch outline of the rose. I then got creative with the painting / shading of the flower. I found this to be a really difficult painting. Almost gave up but I managed to see this one through.
Here I’m just playing with the different ways water can create a 3D (if you will) look to the painting.
Inspiration from mum. Mum found an old little watercolor book in a country op shop and gave it to me. I’m going to practise painting these watercolours as they are just lovely.
Playing with charcoal! Messy but good fun too.
Practicing more landscape paintings. Trying to make mountains look 3D (I guess that’s what I’m trying do to?? No idea what the actual proper way of saying this is???) is really difficult and frustrating. No doubt some art lessons one day wouldn’t go astray ;-)
Playing with pastel colours here. For the majority of this painting I used a size 18 brush. I had no specific plan of what I would paint before I started. This was just what I came up with!
This was meant to be impressionistic but I’m not really sure what it was in the end?? My creativity lacked a little with this one I think….
Trying my hand at impressionistic / abstract painting. I used lots of water to create this effect.
I haven’t painted / drawn a butterfly since kindergarten. It’s lovely creating a second childhood!
I laughed when I painted the body of the butterfly. It was originally orange but as it looked like a carrot I decided some purple was needed! Tee hee
Tulip. Again being free with the paint and seeing how they flow together.
And sometimes I just love to be random!
For Owen x
I sketched this briefly whilst away camping this weekend. This is from Moorook Game Reserve (but the camping area not the conservation park area). I find the drawing of trees quite difficult. Not sure how to do leaves etc. I also didn’t get to finish this picture as we decided we didn’t like the camping spot and moved somewhere more private for our Easter vacation. ;-)
Practising more eyes
I’m not really sure what this plant is called but it was almost dead and I managed to save it. And now it’s flowering! So I thought a rough painting of it was in order.