Monday, December 29, 2008
Here are my fabulous Secret Santa gifts : ) Someone has clearly noted well my passion for stationery, and for using water colours! The little pink cherry blossom notepad has the palest pink branches printed throughout, while the vibrant sunflower tin contains water colour pencils and will fit neatly into the back pocket of my handbag : )
Posted by clare at 10:00 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I've been away from here for a while: I had not allowed at all for the fact that this December marked the tenth anniversary of the death of someone who had been very dear to me, plus what would have been his birthday, and that I would as a consequence find myself grappling ghosts metaphorically and in my dreams for much of the month.
Anyway, today is the winter solstice, and I have marked it as usual by decorating my christmas tree : ) I'm looking forward to the days growing longer again, and getting back to my sketchbook and that wacom tablet!
Posted by clare at 5:19 PM
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Inspired by the news of heavy snowfalls in the north: ) My snowman is "forever blowing bubbles" ; )
Mainly for my own benefit, I'm going to include notes of how I did these. Today I began to discover special types of water colour layers to play with. Again, this started off with digital 2b pencil on the canvas, some of which I erased later on. It was followed by various layers of digital water colour, including the first which I used "wet entire layer" on. This is the layer with the snow laden sky, and palest pink tinged snow. The Hammers scarf and hat were painted on two separate layers to stop the colours mixing! 'Makes a change for having to wait patiently for paint to dry; )
Posted by clare at 10:27 AM
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
A small person has hung their Xmas stocking very early!
Posted by clare at 9:43 AM
Monday, December 01, 2008
For my advent calendar this year I'm going to try something a little different: I've set myself the challenge of making a seasonal image each day using my trusty Wacom pen and tablet and Painter! I've had these tools for quite a while now, but not spent the time really practising to become adept with them, so each time I pick them up it feels to me like starting anew. Anyway, the challenge of producing something new for here everyday in throughout advent seems a good way in : ). Oh, and I am sure I will be posting some "real" watercolours here, too!
Posted by clare at 4:45 PM