While updating my website recently I realised I never posted this process video of the making of Fuscia Twins.
I had been wanting to start painting more birds in my artwork, and my brother,George S Blonsky, who is an extremely talented professional wildlife photographer, and whose work I love, nudged me to paint one of the birds he’s most known for photographing in a place called Lake Kerkini in northern Greece, namely the Dalmatian Pelicans. I have also visited the Lake with him and fell in love with these magnificent creatures, amongst others!Continue reading “Golden Pelican mixed media on wood artwork”
This bold, bright and colourful artwork marks a return to my creating mixed media relief artwork on wood. Following a break of about two years, during which I researched and explored other techniques and a variety of painting skills and media I was -quite unexpectedly- inspired by some ceramic sculptural plant pots.Continue reading “Summer Cocktail and what inspired my return to relief artwork on wood”
On my journey to learning watercolour, and while last week was my daughter’s birthday, I thought I would have a go at painting a portrait of her to surprise her, pleasantly I hope!Continue reading “My Birthday Girl, a Watercolour Portrait of my Daughter and a process video”
About a couple of years ago I was looking for an easy and practical medium that I could use when travelling in our camper, so I decided to try out gouache as it resembled acrylic and oils in its opaqueness, which I was mostly into at the time. Now, you might think watercolour would have been the most obvious choice as a travelling medium, but I was still a bit wary of watercolour, imagining it to have a huge learning curve for me and something I would find hard to tackle. Additionally, I come from a predominantly designer background so I thought gouache would suit me better.Continue reading “How I got my joy of painting back and learning gouache with Lena Rivo”
A while back I did a rough little sketch with watercolour in my little travel art journal that I really enjoyed making and recently wanted to try painting it on some good paper.Continue reading “Colourful Seashells in Watercolour and Gouache”
I recently bought myself a yummy selection of Sennelier’s L’Aquarelle watercolours as I’ve become quite enamoured with this medium. (The majority of this stash of colours was a birthday gift – lucky me!!)Continue reading “I made a colour chart using my Sennelier L’Aquarelle watercolours”