The new addition to our family unit - we adopted her from the Cats and Dogs home a couple of weeks ago. We think she is about 10 months old and possibly a cross between a Staffie and a Whippet, with a bit of Labrador thrown in! She is very affectionate, playful and alert, and can run like the wind, but is a little nervous when out on the lead.
I had never particularly been a dog person - we used to have a lovely cat, but I must say I am enjoying her company and she gets me out of the house more which can't be bad
I used two techniques here. I drew the Flag Iris on the right first. It was drawn with watercolour pencils then painted over with a waterbrush, but I think I overworked it. It's always so hard when to know to stop!
The one on the left I painted with a light watercolour wash then shaved on some pigment from the watercolour pencils. This technique would have worked better on proper watercolour paper as the moleskine sketchbook does not seem to like getting too wet - it will take a certain amount of water but then tends to seep through to the back of the page. I like the looser look of this one though - what do you think?
Watercolour and watercolour pencils in Moleskine Sketchbook
We moved into a new house in January, the garden had been very neglected due to the previous owners ill health. So it has been a nice surprise to see a few flowers poke through the soil. So far we have had a patch of bluebells and these Lily of the Valley which have always been a favourite with their delicious scent and tiny white bells.
Not too pleased with the leaf on the left - it looks far too 'flat', still early days in my watercolour journey, much still to learn...
Welcome to my blog - my little bit of cyberspace to share my passion for journaling and mixed media. I hope you enjoy it. I love to hear your comments, and will always try to respond to any questions you may have.
Married with two children, a stepdaughter and two grandaughters. I am fortunate to live surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet only a few miles from the Georgian city of Bath. I have a passion for Visual Journaling and mixed media. When I was first starting out I found a lot of inspiration scattered around the web. So I decided to create a resource for anyone wanting to keep a journal and www.journalcraft.co.uk was born.
I previously spent 25 years in the IT industry, and still advise small businesses.