I've been overwhelmed by the the amount of lovely comments left on my last post, so thank you! I love reading them and it's so nice to know that my artistic endeavours are being appreciated!
Sam and I are working over the summer as activity leaders at an English school for foreign teenagers. It's a fantastic job as it involves doing lots of different fun activities with the students!
I'll include a photo of our painted t-shirts in my next post as they're still at school. I must warn you though, mine isn't very inspired!
|A very hectic few days|
I came across the blog Twinkle, Twinkle a while ago and when I read about the Summer of Colour I thought it was a brilliant idea! This is the first time I've contributed, the colour scheme is lime green and purple - I love these colours! I'm really into watercolours at the moment so that's what I used. When it comes to ideas, I'm not particularly creative so I have to admit I googled 'green and purple' and found a photo of a bench here to use as a reference picture.
As usual I started with a line drawing in fine black pen.
Then I painted a gradient green background.
|Pencil sketch with pen|
Then added a bit more texture with darker and lighter greens.
|Filling in the gaps|
Finally I painted the bench purple and used a tiny brush for the details.
|Bit more detail|
The outcome isn't quite as vibrant as I would have liked. I've seen many watercolours which seem better lit, if that makes sense. If anyone can give me any tips to achieve this I'd be most grateful!
|The finished painting - lime green and purple|
It's my sister's birthday on Friday so I made her a hand-painted card. I'm pretty sure she won't see it on here, so voilà!
I'm a little annoyed I placed the word 'wine' slightly wonky, but apart from that I'm quite pleased!
It's getting late so I'll call it a day here. I'll leave you with this photo - now we're living with Sam's friend Dan we have some adopted pets! I'll leave you with a picture of them going about their daily business.
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|Just keep swimming....|
Today I'm linking up at A Creative Princess, Domesblissity, Savvy Southern Style, Hickory Trail and Cornerstone Confessions.