Mixed media watercolour and colour pencil art

You may have noticed I have taken a bit of a hiatus from art and blogging.  It’s been like six months since my last blog post!   I went on an epic two month overseas holiday. I did have the best intentions to draw and update my social media everyday ha ha… but… anyway I do have a really good tan…

Anyone whose followed my blog for a little while will know that watercolour is my nemesis.  I have a bit of a love-hate relationship going with it.  So I’ve decided to commit to watercolour based mixed media for a while and see if I can get more comfortable with it.

Here are the results of my first four attempts.  A bit of a mixed bag! The first one I did was my favourite by far.  I think because it was “just an experiment” I was much looser and relaxed with it.  I put a bit of pressure on myself for the next couple (and used the GOOD paper) and I think as a result I was a bit more uptight which shows in the end result.   The last one I disliked so much I ended up giving up on it completely!   "Amara" - watercolour and colour pencil painting"Bridgit" - watercolour and colour pencil painting"Hedvig" - watercolour and colour pencil painting

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The five art tools I can’t live without

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So clearly I have been a lazy cow on holidays and haven’t any finished drawings to chat about! I could show you lots of holiday snaps of beautiful sunny beaches OR share my current list of essential drawing tools. Lots of artists share posts like this but its surprising how many new things I find when I read them so hopefully mine might encourage you to try something new.

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