Canvas Commitment

acrylic, Design, painting

Hey there!
Sorry for the long delay since my last post, I’ve been shopping like crazy due to the riot art and craft shop near us closing down.
Everything is half price and the canvases which were already marked down were half that price again! I got a 30″ by 40″ canvas for about $16!!

Now to actually paint a picture on the mammoth thing…

Anyway that’s where all my energies have been going. Crash courses in canvas paintings, practising brush techniques on smaller canvases and art pads. Busy busy busy.

Sketching a picture, changing a few pats of the composition, rubbing the whole thing out and starting again

Can’t wait to show you the progress as it happens though! Keep an eye on this spot for updates soon!

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Acrylic Canvas Paintings

acrylic, Christmas, Colour

Happy New Year!! 

I hope everyone had a sensational holiday season and a wonderful break. I certainly are way too much food and had a few too many drinks. Got spoilt rotten and got an easel! No more using the dining room chair for this gal! 

During all the excitement of extra hours at work and spending all my money of presents I did some canvas paintings for some friends of ours. They were a combination of house warming, engagement present, Christmas, a birthday and new years present. All in one! I passed them on just before Christmas so I can FINALLY post the terrible pictures I took of them online! 

Introducing the goblin, Orc and Warlock, respectively. All three are DnD races/classes you can play and I am so proud of how they’ve turned out! Especially the goblin who I think looks so much cooler in person. Love the colours on him too! 

The warlock kind of looks like a wizard however and he was dubbed wizlock by our friend 😂 Either way I’m super proud of these and was over joyed when they loved them too! 

Varnish Troubles

craft, market

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

Christmas, Death and Beauty

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?