Monthly Archives: April 2022
🤩 HELLO SISTERS! TODAY WE’VE GOT A WONDERFUL SKETCH BY EMMA. HER ‘DREAM HOME’ IS A GENUINE WORK. I ADORE IT!
From June 12th and 13th, 2016:
This is another one of my favourite pages from my entire journal. I cheated a bit by using two pages for my hobbit hole sketch but my reasoning was I was starting the page a few minutes before midnight on the 12th and knew it would run into the 13th timing wise. It’s a simple sketch but I love it – and it’s kind of a sketch of my dream home!
From June 14th and 15th, 2016:
The left hand page features cut outs and stickers from some happy mail and the right hand page features some floral doodles inspired by the Flow Sketchbook,
💧HELLO DEARS! IN MY OPINION THE BLUE GLASS HERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT ELEMENT, BOTH IN THE COMPOSITION AND IN THE COLOR PALETTE. I HAVE A VERY SIMILAR ONE AT HOME.
This is my dining room view, painted in acrylic. I finished it at the end of January, just before the city replaced the power pole in the alley. I have been painting these sheer curtains a lot in watercolour where I can easily layer them, so this was interesting to paint the curtains in thick paint, section by section. It was a lot of analyzing of tones and looking at what was behind each section of curtain. And then the reflection of the curtains on the table was so much darker–like reflections on water; the table is actually wood, but on a bright day it just looks like a mirror.
The past month I have been painting and sketching this view a lot. Maybe it is the quality of light as seen from the dining room at this time of year, but I am also finding myself just really drawn…
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💡✨ HI SUGARS ! TODAY WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO CONTEMPLATE THIS WONDERFUL LAMPSHADE.
I’m trying to work my way through the multitude of kits I’ve bought from Andrea of Raggedy Ruff Designs, three weeks ago I’d just finished the machine embroidery of a lampshade kit giving the detail on the blackbirds and flowers.It’s still a bit scary doing the free motion embroidery but at least I remember to breathe these days!
All I had to do today was to make it into a lampshade. I bought one of those lampshade kits which are easily available on line, it’s a 20cm one. I’ve made a couple of lampshades at WI camps a few years ago, so I roughly knew how to do it. Unfortunately there aren’t any in progress photos as it really wasn’t a photogenic process!
My first job though was to remove any loose threads or long threads on the back and to remove as much of the paper stabiliser as I…
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🛋️ WELL HONEYS, YOUR HOME CORNERS ARE AWAITING YOUR INSPIRATION. THANKS TO SARAH FOR SHARING WITH US HER SPACE.
Sometimes the unplanned happens when I paint.
I wanted to show the corner of our living room that is overflowing with boxes of games. I liked the way it looked through a bouquet of spring flowers. But I did not get the turn of the wall right, so I went back in with fresh paint for a second pass. By the time I finished, something like a huge bay window had taken the place of our actual wall with its long, narrow louver window.
Never mind, I kind of like the result. And, if we were to run into a fortune, it is an idea to entertain.
🏡😸 SO TRUE DARLINGS, EVERY HOUSE HAS ITS MASTER.
Truffle on the Green Chair is my new painting. The image is from a photo that I texted to my daughter for her kitty fix. I liked the composition and the space around Truffle so I decided to paint it. I am inspired by the British painter, David Hockney. I love his interiors with their vivid colors and how the colors help define the space, so I decided to have some fun painting in a similar style. In this painting were a number of smaller parts within the space that required time and detail. It was a good practice for me.
Truffle is such a cutie-pie, many times he has an uncertain look in his eyes when I take pics. He likes to sit on top of the chair when I’m cooking in the kitchen. We just love him! At Christmas he started limping, his…
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🦖 HI DEARS! TOMORROW IN BARCELONA, WHERE I LIVE AND WAS BORN TOO, THE TRADITION IS “R&B”. BUT IT’S NOTHING ON MUSIC ❌🎸 BUT THE DAY OF 🌹 & 📚 (ROSES & BOOKS) AND GEORGE SAINT’S DAY.
On a Monday
To begin my life anew
Till on Tuesday
A feeling of uneasiness grew
And a sling of self-accusations flew
Thursday brought with itself
A slightly depressive hue
So that Friday
Little excitement drew
And the weekend
Brought with it
It’s own heavy due
Till on Monday
To live my life anew
🇵🇹 🖌️ SO TRUE DEARS, AS THE AUTHOR SAID “IT’S GOOD TO PAINT ONE OF THESE BUSY PICTURES EVERY NOW AND THEN”
So much could have gone wrong with this – reflections, shadows, contrasting light, figure painting – and it’s far from perfect but it has a glow I like and was a good chance to work on technical stuff. This was our flat in Portugal a few years ago. The reference photo was taken by my husband. The view was over a bus depot with a market beyond that.
I lost a bit of the light on the sofa. It was the most difficult part of the painting to get the correct values. The table top turned out surprisingly well, and though it was originally darker, I didn’t want to lose the reflection so left it alone. The sheer curtains were also easier than I thought. With some steady lifting off of paint they practically painted themselves. The fun stuff was getting the feel of loose wet-in-wet areas and just semi-controlling…
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