14 July 2014

Trying something different....

Crafting has had to take a back seat since Pip arrived in February
but as she's got older she has become more accustomed to staying in her playpen
and is now quite happy to snooze for a few hours whilst I work.

But when she was teething I was not getting much work done so I set to tidying my studio.  
 Whilst sorting out my art cupboard I came across my old box of watercolours and brushes.

Can you believe it, it has been 10 years since I last painted!!

Thankfully most of my kit was still OK, a few brushes had had it but a quick visit to my favourite on-line art shop soon fixed that and as they had on offer on paints I splurged on a few extra tubes too!

It took me weeks to complete as I had to fit it in when Pip was snoozing.
What do you think?

The image is
CC Designs - Valentine

I am definitely out of practice mixing skin tones, but hey that will come with time - all in all I am pretty happy with my first painting in a decade.

 I have a few new pieces of work I intend to share 
mainly pencil as its been the easiest to pick up and put down with a puppy in tow
but it is about to get manic in the Allen house as hubby is out in the combine for the first time in 2014

  so my plans may yet get scuppered, 
my poor old washing machine is working over-time - how can two men get so filthy?
Ben is trying to lessen the laundry issue by ripping two pairs of trousers (beyond repair) in as many days
and of course I'll soon be traipsing round the countryside delivering dinner to them and our men
when harvest gets into full swing!!

Thanks for dropping by


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is superb colouring and a wonderful CAS design. And of course has the cuteness factor.
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Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Beautiful, beautiful work x

Exclusively by Mel said...

What amazing colouring! Jane I love seeing your work, the detail is just fabulous!!
Mel. xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous work, Jane! Lovely detail.
Joyce xx

Denni said...

oh never a quiet moment for you it seems! Your painting looks amazing and you have a definite style that I can always recognize. Beautiful work!!

Squirrel x said...

I can't believe it is 10 years missus - like riding a bike huh? Stunning work m'friend. Happy harvesting hunny. xx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful painting Jane. They look fabulous.
Lorraine x

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent art work and the coloring is off the charts. I think it was well worth the effort.

Gramma said...

Brilliant Jane... I'm gob-smacked!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Lovely job Jane. I guess its been that long or longer for me with painting. In fact I did see my brushes the other day....Wonderful job, you did good...Hugs joann sassy raggedy

Tracy said...

I'm in awe. I would never have thought you could get such detail with watercolors. Amazing Jane! Hugs!

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Good grief this is incredible! I see your last email and need to get back to that again but I must ask.... how do you get the lighter colors? Like in the hair? I thought watercolors was only additive concept but it looks like you went back in and added lighter colors. Is this the difference between tube paints and pencil or brick ones?

Househund said...

I know how hard it is to leave a puppy alone when they are little. They are just a bundle of cuteness, love and fun.

What little time you could spare for the work was WELL spent.
What fantastic work Jane,,,,#=
PS any chance of pic of PIP? lol

Sara said...

Amazing colouring as you always do with whatever medium you use, love the super cute image too, hugs Sara xxx

Delphine said...

What to say? I quit lol? This is amazing and to think it is watercolours - I am speechless! Is the hair only watercolour too? Amazing, just amazing!! BIG hugs Delphine xx