New Year, New Start

Happy 2015 everyone. Hope it’s gotten off to a fine start for you all. I’m still trying to find my feet in many ways although overall, it’s been a positive beginning. So no real complaints.

I haven’t posted regularly for a long time, in part due to

a) The kids have been off on school holidays.

b) I’ve been sucked into a facebook void as far as spending time on the internet is concerned. If you’d like to keep track of what I’m up to, there’s the best place to do it, although I thoroughly intend to get back to blogging on here, I miss it.

c) My workload. It quietened down for a few months prior to Christmas and then took off again. I’ll be pretty busy for the next 2-3 months and that’s what an illustrator wants. No complaints. Truly.

So here I am, with 2-3 sketches drawn over the past couple of days. I haven’t sketched for the sheer sake of sketching for quite a while and will be doing that too. 2014 was a tough year  for me, personally, and it upset my mojo somewhat. Things are steadily improving so, with that in mind, hope you enjoy the sketches, plenty more to follow soon…

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AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS…

Christmas time is (almost) upon us, although the shops’ll have you believe it was already here.

I’m available for one off commissions, so if there’s anything you’d like drawn or painted, let me know. Reasonable rates of course, most things considered (except portraits). PM with your details. I’ll only be available until I’m swamped…

Watercolouring…

I’ve made a new Facebook page, dedicated to my watercolour techniques. Happy to help anyone along with their own work, come and say Hi…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Watercolouring/888802357797435?ref=hl

Here’s a quick sketch from this afternoon…

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Stones And Wildflowers…

Finding beauty in everyday things. I believe it’s not until you really look, or ‘want’ to see something, that you can appreciate it’s beauty. I’m finding the more I paint these watercolours, the more appreciation I’m finding in not only the subject, but for the love of painting itself…

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