Friday 28 August 2020

Embroidery - Dancing Cranes

Cranes is no longer a WIP, it's finished! I wrote about starting this in June.
I was going to embroider all of it but my stitching is not as neat as it used to be and the densely stitched areas were not looking good so I decided to paint the large areas of black with Inktense Blocks.
It is different to my usual work which tends to be very busy and one thing I don't like is that you can't hide your mistakes. [I'm not saying I made any LOL]. I did wonder if I should have painted the background but it's grown on me and I like it as it is.
I used black and a little red coton-a-broder thread on white cotton, mainly using back stitch. When finished the fabric was wrapped around a canvas frame. Size 24x24" / 60x60cm


Tuesday 25 August 2020

Broken Home and Doodles

I call this altered photo 'broken home', the poor robin's home fell to the ground and is breaking up.

Below are doodles I did on my android tablet.


Friday 21 August 2020

Wild Flower Canvas and Garden Cushions

I reused a canvas for this. It had melted wax crayons dripped on it which were set, so I scraped it off. I created texture by using an old tube of lumpy acrylic paint, I'd cut the end off the tube to get to the paint. I then painted over it several times mainly because I didn't like the colour until I got this purple-blue. I painted on the flowers with a brush.

This is the canvas before adding the flowers although the colour doesn't look quite right.

Also this week I made some cushions for my daughters outdoor bench. It is one of my own fabric designs and I'd bought the fabric a while ago for a project and then didn't use it. There wasn't enough fabric to do both sides so I used something else for the undersides. I forgot to take a picture of the cushions on the actual bench.


Tuesday 18 August 2020

Bridge and Doodles

Doodlewash - Bridge Watercolour

Doodles created on my android tablet
I added more to the one above to make this


Friday 7 August 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020


The last couple of paintings for World Watercolour Month [July]
Yesterday - This was my late father-in-laws watch.

My version of Henri Matisse's 'Woman in front of a window'. Mine is watercolour, Matisse's is in oils.
This is by Matisse