Painting is my JOY

I haven’t named her yet. I added wings to her that I really like.
It’s always interesting finding the right girl for the setting. I don’t pre plan anything really, I just start to paint. The collage helps as I dislike a blank white canvas, its cold and uninviting.
Sometimes the collage behind dictates where things are going to go, but overall, I just add what I want and keep adding until I feel like its full and happy.
I think my favourite part is the hand drawing at the end. Adding small details to the florals.
Just start painting….its good for the soul.

Love Evy x

the painting continues

I’ve called this one Audrey. It’s my favourite at the moment. I recently had a giclee print made of it and framed it in a white frame.

This is a small 8″x10″ mixed media piece on a wood panel. I enjoy creating these pieces using collage and lots of layers of paint, ink, crayons, pens and pencils.

I am drawn to the bright colours and don’t really think too much when I’m painting, I naturally reach for the colours and even when I feel I want to tone it down, I still end up with something bright.

So I just go with the flow now.

This is my first larger size piece and I really enjoyed the process. My daughter asked me for one of my pictures to go in her room and I kept putting it off as she wanted a big canvas. Eventually she said she’d help me collage the background…and we spent a little bit of time together collaging this big canvas. I really enjoyed it.

I don’t have an easel so it was easiest to paint on the couch with a ottoman under the canvas, I now have bought an easel as this became hard on the back!!!
My colours are not for the faint hearted, the brighter the better, they make me smile.
I used lots of layers.
This is the finished piece in Ellas room.

I’m starting a new large canvas this weekend.

Love Evy xxx