Mouse-Shrooms…

I began this one at my social art group-thingy in watercolour this evening and spent an hour or so on it digitally…

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More Water-Subjects…

These water scenes are dominating my (spare) painting time lately, I want to paint more and more. I adore the process of looking into the reference shots and making sense of the chaotic patterning. Having fun!

watercolour on Arches hot press 6 1/2 x 6 1/2″

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Cygnet…

Took a whole heap of fabulous photos on the weekend, dearly wanted to paint one of the cygnets I took pics of. This little watercolour is 3 x 4″, I’m definitely going to paint a larger one, most enjoyable

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Sand and Shells…

very much enjoying having the watercolours out again. My life right now is pretty hectic and having these sorts of paintings on the go is a GREAT way to de-stress and focus on something other than ‘stuff’. Recommended.

Watercolour on Arches 300gsm hot press

11 x 8″

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Watercolour Warmup…

I thought I’d try something a little different today, haven’t had the watercolours out for a while and didn’t have much time as I’m busy with commissioned stuff, but came up with this. Might do a few more of these down the track. Happy to sell the painting. Message me if you’re interested…

¬†~watercolour on 300gsm medium watercolour paper. Size 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″.

Brush made by the fabulous David Jackson – The Brushman

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Here’s a new one, Enjoying working on these…

watercolour on 300gsm Arches hot pressed paper.

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Brush made by the very wonderful David Jackson- The Brushman

In Progress…

I’m enjoying working with watercolour at the moment, but finding scanning/taking working pics increasingly frustrating. With this one, I scanned the original¬† art¬† in and am finishing it off digitally. I’m not a fan of the digital ‘look’, all that slick, shiny stuff doesn’t do it for me personally. It’s always my goal to have my art, whether trad. or digital, have something of an organic look about it.

here I’m adding the line work in Sketchbook Pro. Great program, very intuitive…

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On The Run…

been working on more Finn MacNiall stuff for my VALIANT project. Here’s Finn, on the run…

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And I wanted to try something out, using watercolours, looking for a style that also involves some linework. (apologies for the scan)

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On The Drawing Board…

Back into the fantasy stuff again. I’m currently working on bits and pieces for the new publisher of ‘The Fantasy Artroom’. This is one I worked on but discarded, wasn’t quite what we were after. Still, it has a certain charm…

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Rockpool in Watercolour…

Just tried this current watercolour out in a frame I had laying around. Just so happens it was a perfect fit. Happhappy…

Will sell this when it’s completed if anybody’s interested.

Watercolour on 300gsm hot press watercolour paper.

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Close Up…

In between commissions and everything else I do, I’ve been scratching away at this painting. Here’s a close -up, will post the finished article as and when.

watercolour on 300gsm Arches hot press…

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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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Watercolour Warmup From This Morning…

I’m very much enjoying this new little exercise I’m practicing as often as time allows. Seeing and studying everyday objects is a great way to warm up and it helps the eyes look for subtleties in subjects we may otherwise never notice. I really recommend this…

This little painting took approximately 12 minutes.

Winsor and Newton watercolours on Arches 300gsm Hot press.

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Watercolour Warmups…

As I’ve been working on my most recent children’s book in watercolour, it stands to reason that I should get into the right frame of mind with a loosening up session. I painted both of these this morning, both very enjoyable. I’ll do this more often…

 

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The Fantasy Artroom.

It’s been a little while since I posted about my new book here. The Fantasy artroom has been winging it’s way around the globe for 3-4 months, and right now, I’m in the process of putting a youtube channel together, I’ve updated the website, I now have the Facebook page up and running. Can I ask, if you like what you see, or if you’ve bought a copy of the book, that you spread the word. I’m hoping the project grows into more publications, more How To’ videos and more workshops. If you’d like to find out more, check out these links:

http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7_-M8r5lfplgfIHOiX4nw

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartroom11?fref=ts

And if you needed to know anything that hasn’t been covered already, wanted to arrange workshops etc, please feel free to contact me.

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Special Offer…

Hi all, I’m currently in the early throes of marketing the Fantasy Artroom book and to mark the occasion, I’d like to make special offer of making a sketch inside each copy of the book purchased within the next month. This offer is extended to anyone who mentions that they saw this post.
the cost of the book (including postage) is $30.00 (Australian) to Australian residents and $35.00 (Australian) to anywhere else in the world.

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Interior pages (and more info) can be viewed here:
http://thefantasyartroom.weebly.com/

Official Fantasy Artroom Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/fantasyartroom11

Lizard…

I found this old painting on one of my hard drives recently. I painted this one 12 years or so ago using watercolour and gouache. This is the best quality copy I have of it, I’m afraid…

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Elfmother…

I’ve just been commissioned to paint a ‘real’ version of this old digital painting. I’ll probably be using watercolour and gouache and I’m very much looking forward to it. I thought I’d add the steps I take to get to the final image here.

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Here’s the drawing transferred onto a sheet of tracing paper, ready to lay onto the sheet of watercolour paper…

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Eastern Water Dragon…

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Every now and again I’ll have a root through my hard drives, looking for something and come across an old drawing or painting I’ve filed away. I found this one and thought I’d post it here. It harks back to the days when I spent a lot of time painting and drawing wildlife. this one’s an eastern Water Dragon from here in Australia… (watercolour/gouache)

Watercolouring…

I’m working digitally on most of my commissioned work at the moment which always leaves me desperate to paint traditionally, I satisfied that urge in front of the telly last night with my watercolours, painting this small scene- 5 1/2 x 4″. (It’ll appear larger here than the original.)

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Sketches for New Work…

I’m currently working on some stuff for an exhibition and am accumulating sketches as I go. here are a couple of ideas I’ve taken to the colour stages…

This one’s watercoloour and acrylic, with highlights in oils. The model is the lovely Ida-

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This one was painted in watercolour. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″… It’s also available to purchase. (Email me if you’re interested).

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