Sunday 27 September 2020

Paint like Kandinsky


Just a quick one today to share a canvas I did this week with Something Less Boring's Paint Like Kandinsky online workshop. I can't praise how the demonstrator Liddy organises it enough. The steps are really clear. She shares information on the painter's process and also their life. It is also incredible value for money. I'm defintely signing up for more.

Kandinsky appeals to my own style with bold bright colours and strong contrast.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a good week ahead. xxx

Sunday 20 September 2020

Gorgeous gelli


Hope you've had a lovely weekend. The past week has been a bit chaotic, but after some much needed sleep, I've had another go at gel monoprinting with leaves. My mother-in-law kindly picked and pressed a variety of leaves and posted them. I also treated myself to a few more colours of Golden Open acrylic paint. They definitely make a huge difference and help to get all of the fine details. I've gone for something a bit more autumnal.

I can't recommend Kim Herringe's workshop via her online portal The Studio enough. She takes you through the printing process, the best equipment to use, composition, how to make your own registration board, how to mount work and how to make your own gel plate.

It's quite addictive so now I just have to think of what to do with all the prints. Any suggestions?

Thank you for taking the time to look. Enjoy the rest of your day xxx

Friday 18 September 2020

Big on botanicals


I'm here today to show you my first steps gel monoprinting with botanicals. I've signed up to Kim Herringe's online gelatin plate monoprinting workshop. There are 30 lessons over 6 modules with very clear videos and PDFs. It's lots of fun.

I am rather limited in the botanicals department, as I have a small balcony with some half dead plants, therefore I shall be out and about this week and I also have my mother-in-law on the case, who has a fabulous garden!

These are the most interesting of my attempts getting to grips with first generation and ghost prints and what's best and where.


Thank you for taking the time to look. Any comments to help improve my technique will be gratefully received.

Have a lovely weekend xxx

Sunday 13 September 2020

Taking it online


First of all you may have noticed I've played around a bit with the layout and colour theme. I'm afraid I am still struggling to find how to adjust some of the elements but I'm giving up for now!

I have finally started on a few Christmas cards in the last couple of weeks, but I will save them to share a little nearer the time. I've also dipped into a few online classes for a bit of fun. 

One was with the Cloud Appreciation Society trying watercolour techniques for clouds. It was more than £40 for 90mins and the tuition was a little loose with lots of time to experiment yourself.

One was with Art Sippers at £7.99 for two and a half hours of fun, step-by-step tutorial, quizzes and jokes. The subject was a giraffe and I chose to use Gelatos as a medium. Really good for an online painting party.

For me the best one has been Something Less Boring with over two hours of tutorial for £4.50. What made it so good (apart from the ridiculously cheap price) was the combination of a whole project, with quite a lot of technique, good pacing and a really clear video set up where you could see the teacher and the canvas on a split screen. Of course I didn't finish but I will definitely return to the canvas to finish it off.

I really miss actually joining with people and creating together, but not being able to meet in person has meant a lot of really good quality courses have gone online. I've signed up to a gel printing course with Kim Herringe in Australia... I'd never get to do one of her workshops in person. Watch this space.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a lovely week xxx