I’m just catching my breath from a really busy weekend! We’ve been to the races, had the first barbecue of the year, had a night out, visited my Grandad, eaten pizza with friends, been to the beach, eaten our body weight in chocolate and almost finished making my sister’s wedding invitations – it’s been hectic to say the least! I hope that everyone has had a fun-filled Easter too and is feeling as full of chocolate as I am!
Watercolour seascape painting
Today has been the only day I’ve had time to do anything ‘arty’, so when Sam suggested going to Buck’s Mill, I took my watercolours along too. It’s been a beautiful day here, so I sat and painted while Sam tried (and failed) to catch a fish.
I’m fairly pleased with how it’s turned out, although I think the foreground is a little busy with all of the rocks. I feel like it needs a bit more work to define the shapes some more and stop it looking like a mess of brown colour!
It was lovely to be able to finally sit outside and not get too cold! I haven’t really done much painting al fresco, so it made a nice change.
Doodle in progress
During the week I had the urge to doodle, so I started this fishy scene! I was inspired by an illustration commission I’ve been working on recently.
I’m not sure it will ever get finished though, because I’ve just bought myself some pads of Bristol board and I don’t think I can wait to fill them with doodles!
The subject of my miniature portrait this week was chosen because he seems to be the man of the moment. It’s Poldark’s Aidan Turner, and let’s just say it wasn’t too unpleasant staring at his face for a couple of hours!
I think this is one of my better miniatures – I’m building up quite a collection now!
I hope I’ve done him justice because I know he’s got a lot of fans out there!
Finally, I have to admit something. You know my entry for the BBC’s Little Painting Challenge? Well, I forgot to submit it. After all that work and all your great advice, I noticed it sitting on the side on Wednesday night when the deadline was Thursday. What a numpty!
Never mind, I’m sure they’ll do another one next year and I’ll be a bit more organised!