Friday, 30 November 2012

Anger # 2

I think this looks pretty but it doesn't work as anger. 

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Feeling Blue

I was thinking about my four seasons paintings today and much I loved the look of the gold leaf with the red and the silver leaf with the blue so decided that I would have a play about with the silver and gold pens and the heads. This is where I come to experiment with ideas after all...

(Sorry about the zillions of heads but emotions and how the brain works is something I'm interested in)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Seeing Red

I decided to combine the black and white and the red to see how they look together. 
As 'Seeing Red' I think this works :-)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Hmmm, I like this but I didn't manage to get the depth of colour that I did with the greens and blues. I wonder if it has something to do with the pigment of the paint or whether it was did feel more difficult to work with *shrugs*.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Hidden Depths

Yay it just needs to be on a different background so it stands out more :-)

(For the eagle eyed amongst you - Yes, I did turn the head was cause I liked the pattern of the paint underneath better that way :-D)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Hidden Depths (Working # 1)

I think I may have a pattern that would work for my hidden depths painting (The one I was talking about the other day...white = ice + Blue underneath = Hidden Depths. might work for one depicting anger too....

Friday, 23 November 2012

Punk # 2

I enjoyed doing yesterdays so much I decided to do another one :-)

Thursday, 22 November 2012


I just didn't feel like doing something fiddly today! I had a look back at the 'Perfect In Our Imperfections' heads and decided that the watercolour technique used might work to turn them into Punks. (What can I say...I was listening to some old school Punk music!)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Perfect In Our Imperfections # 4.1

I think this works better but there is still something not quite right....I am going to continue to play till I get something I am happy with. I'm thinking that I might work on the black and white spaces till I get a configuration that works for me then I might try and do a collage where the black spaces become white and the white spaces are blue...I'm kind of thinking like ice breaking to show the water beneath. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Perfect In Our Imperfections # 4

I thought I might try a different method to depict this phrase. I like the idea but I'm not sure that it works....perhaps if I added another head...hmmm....

Monday, 19 November 2012

Perfect In Our Imperfections # 3

Thought it might be nice to combine the two ideas and see what happened! I'm liking this...the silver shows up much better in the actual picture!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Short Circuit # 3

I thought I would go back to my original 'Short Circuit' idea 

Friday, 16 November 2012

Perfect In Our Imperfections # 2

Decided to try again with the watercolour so did the painting on a separate piece of paper and then cut out the heads. I do like the different shapes the layers of paint have created.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Perfect In Our Imperfections

I was originally going to use the green as the basis for the next step in my circuitry head series but I actually really liked the effect of the watercolour and didn't want to draw over it. I've decided to call it 'Perfect In Our Imperfections'...a theme I think I will probably come back to!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Short Circuit 2

I like this one much better than yesterdays! I still think that there is more I could do with it so am going to have a have been warned!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Short Circuit

I'm back working on the dementia project so its probably not a huge surprise that heads are starting to make a come back into my work! Hmmm, this is a bit boring isn't it...might try doing this again only as a collage...

Monday, 12 November 2012

Mathematically Minded

Urgh, I am not mathematically minded in the slightest! I was trying to work out some equations today (Don't ask!) and ended up having to google for instructions! Its a sad day when I don't even understand the instructions...I really need it explained to me in words of one syllable...mind you...can't be as daft as I thought cause I did get there in the end!

Sunday, 11 November 2012


We went Nordic walking today near Barbury Castle and it was just brilliant! The sun was shining and the sky was blue which, given the time of year, is all you can ask for really! We had a two minute silence at 11am and then bumped into a lovely gentleman and his son who took us to a war grave just two minutes from where we were. The graves belonged to members of the family who once owned the land and, since there were no members of the family left to visit, the gentleman and his son had taken it upon themselves to go once a year and leave a poppy. It was very special! 

(We did walk through a wood in case you were thinking 'Why the hell has she drawn trees?')

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Untitled 2 (Collage)

I really need to get a new scanner because you just can't see the colours properly in this pic! They are subtle and I just can't get the photo to show them...Grrr.

Anyway, here is the collage of Untitled 2. (Based on lymphatic Glands)

Friday, 9 November 2012

BCD Bird

I was working on a collage today but didn't get it finished so
decided to do a quick BCD of a bird in the garden.

(Obviously the bird didn't have the wee flower pattern but I thought it would be
 boring if I just left it as the outline)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thursday Doodles

I'm still playing about with ideas for printing. I'm liking the shape of this one!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A For Anna

This is a commissioned piece that I have been working on for a birthday present. 
It's for a lovely little girl called Anna who loves butterflies. 

Happy Birthday Anna

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Tuesday Doodles

I want to have a go at doing some printing and thought that some kind of 
Japanese looking image might be a good place to start.

Monday, 5 November 2012


Was out posting some pictures today and saw this little fellow whilst I was having a coffee. 
He looked so cute I couldn't resist drawing him.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Man In The Pub

Guess who went to the pub this afternoon and guess who was bored when Chris had to respond to an urgent work e-mail? Yup, twas me. I decided to have a go at drawing this guy...still can't get faces right! *sigh* perhaps I should just give up and accept that portraiture is never going to be my forte!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

Thursday, 1 November 2012