Varnish Troubles

So I ended up going out today and buy some polymer varnish to help set the paint on the pebbles in doing. 

First try on one I had just painted, and was rather proud of, and it pulled a heap of the very tiny white dots I had placed and shifted them all around. I think it has to do with how the paint sits on the pebbles themselves so I’m going to use the varnish (glass finish AND medium) as a base coat, paint on top of that so hopefully the paint takes to the varnish then do another layer on top. 

Cross your fingers for me! 

Christmas Cheer

I’ve been a busy little beaver making a variety of Christmas cards lately that’ll go out to the family. Watercolour paints with black pens to help define everything. A could even have a little shimmering paint on them to add sparkle! 

I find stuff like this allows me to not only refine my skills but keeps me busy during the day before work. Naturally I have a favourite which is the ram skull.


I think it turned out really well 🙂 

Which is your favourite?