Posts Tagged ‘gouache’

Now available to order from the card section of my website are these floral and love themed designs; art prints of my latest original watercolour, ink and gouache paintings. You can order them as they are or have a short custom message printed onto the design for free!


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The next set of card designs I wanted to make are love themed, predominantly for Valentine’s day though also for use all year round with custom messages.

I created the watercolour backgrounds first, playing with the more ‘traditional’ reds and pinks as well as some other combinations of greens with pink/purples.

I then worked on each background with ink, gouache and combinations of the two according to what I felt fit the designs. I wanted to create a variation of styles and designs but with a common element to them so that, although very different to each other they also relate as part of a set. These are the raw scans which need to be edited and developed further into the finished card designs:

Which are your favourites?

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A quick ink, watercolour and gouache play around sketch for the at challenge this week. One of the twisty trees from down the end of the garden.

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Desk altar 1

My main altar shrine space in my house is full of colour, crystals, candles and things that I find inspiring reminders of my spirituality. For my desk altar I wanted something cleaner, purer and simpler since my studio space and desk itself gets cluttered enough already.

Desk altar 2

It took a couple of sessions with the gouache paints but I’m pleased with how it turned out in the end. Simple knotwork with just a little blending of two tones of purple and green (my two favourite colours).

Desk altar 3

And here it is with a few bits on it. The candles were a sale find in Sainsbury’s from their winter collection, a hagstone, crystal, seed pod and a small glass bowl complete the set up. I like to have a candle on each side of my altars/shrines which is why I only painted the central area of the back.

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Another WiP finished or rather three really this time; Spring Flowers ~ Original paintings in watercolour, gouache and ink on watercolour paper. Available to buy from the shop on my website!


spring flowers crocus resized


spring flowers daffodils resized


spring flowers snowdrop resized

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Acryllic and gouache on small canvas. The original will be available to buy from my website along with prints and cards of the art print.

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Autumn Wind full edit watermarked

This is Autumn Wind, a painting that I recently finished inspired by the change of seasons.

It’s available to buy from my website shopย and I’ll be adding in an option for prints and cards made with this image as well. So feel free to stop by and check out the store where I sell my pieces, the traffic is much appreciated whether you purchase anything or not.

I’m happy to post internationally, though I currently only have UK P+P prices listed. Please contact me through my website if you are outside the UK and I will calculate the postage costs for any item I have listed.

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