Sunday, 12 May 2013

Letting it all Through, Baby

Hey folks

Phew, where has the time gone? It seems ages since I’ve blogged but I’ve been checking in to read other people’s in-between finishing my last assignment. I have had time for my art too which is keeping me sane as I begin my revision for my exam in June.

I’m very happy to share my first finished canvas with you.

"Women of the Earth"
I'm delighted with how it turned out and it's set to hang in my purple bedroom after my hubby declared he loved the colours and how well it would fit in with the decor *beam*. I then realised how bare the walls are and had a vision of our room as a gallery...oh dear, if only my hubby knew :). 

I've also been busy with watercolours. The materials I constantly go back to are my pan watercolours, black Pitt pens and white gel pens. I also have certain shapes and marks I use all the time - spirals, dots, circles, wavy lines, leaves and anything that creates a sense of fluidity and movement. So, I’m concentrating on all these things until at least my exam is over to really get to grips with it all plus the materials are really convenient for my busy life!

"Let it all Through"
"Coming Full Circle"
I'm really happy with my progress with these two as I feel as if I've hit upon something. I love the lettering and as I like to use abstract shapes and patterns the words really bind it all together.
So, tomorrow I'm shopping for a watercolour journal.
What mediums/materails do you repeatedly return to?
Happy arting everyone!


  1. Hi, Elvina! I just love your "womanly" pieces here!! I have not yet worked on canvas, but my daughter just gave me a 16x20" canvas as encouragement to PAINT! But, regardless of substrate, my "go to" for anything artsy is always a stencil! Combined with joint compound, a stencil can provide depth, texture and, most definitely, interest! Good luck with your exams! So proud of you!

  2. Kay,your messages are always so warm and encouraging so thanks a million :). You go for it on that canvas! Just play and see what happens it's such fun!


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