Sunday, 25 July 2010

Study of Eyes

I am taking Monica Zúñiga's online class "Drawing faces with pencil". She starts with the most important feature of the face - the eye, and has many detailed videos helping us to understand and interpret the features of the eye. If you want to learn to draw faces I highly recommend this workshop.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A blissful weekend in Cornwall

Way back in March I had a wonderful girlie weekend in Cornwall. A good friend owns a holiday home on the North Cornish coast and invited 8 of us down for a weekend of fun, feasts, walking, pampering, laughter, dancing, oh yes and did I say eating... For March in the UK, the weather was blissful - lovely and sunny with blue skies and very little wind, so we were able to enjoy the wonderful scenery.

As always, click on the images to view larger.

Here is the house and it's setting...

Some photos from in and around the house, and rocks from the beach...
On Saturday, we went for a long walk along the coastal path
I found some wonderful textures along the way...
and found the first daffodil, just coming into bloom
We ate wonderfully, so of course, I had to record that in my journal too...
The journal is not finished yet, I'm still awaiting some photos that others have promised to send, and I will add some more writing. When it is complete and bound I will do a video flip through.

This is the journal page I did when 10 of us stayed there last January.

All the pages were painted with acrylics on Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper. Sorry about the quality of the photos, I am having scanner problems at the moment...

The house is available for rental, so if you want a truly wonderful place to stay in Cornwall that sleeps up to 14 people check out their website, but be warned it books up quickly.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A fishy tale...

For a friends birthday I created this fun picture for the children's room of her holiday home in Cornwall.

The background was created with watercolour and plastic wrap

Detail of the fish - created with Aluminium sheet and alcohol inks
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