Friday, 4 August 2017

WIP and New Goodies


I have just been doing a little on a painting I started a while ago and put aside.

It started with a mono-print background.

I used acrylics and then coloured pencil on the hair, face and bodice's

More work is needed on the skirts and I think I will do some more to the

 background before I can call it finished.

I wrote in an earlier post about my new found interest in colouring books.

Its a great way to practice my watercolour and coloured pencil techniques.

the book mentioned in my post was Linda Ravenscroft's Fairy & Fantasy Art.

I have been watching Dede Willingham's videos over on You Tube where she shares

all her colouring techniques and Art Journaling ideas.

I am hooked now on books featuring artists illustrations and have just bought a new one

that I am very excited about and can't wait to get started on.

It has beautiful illustrations by Emmanuelle Colin.

Although I will work primarily in watercolour and coloured pencil for

small areas and finishing touchesI have come across these water based markers

by non other than crayola.

They have an amazing array of colours for what is notably known as a brand for children.

 Although some look very alike they are subtly different.

 I was AMAZED!

And here is another way that I found that you can use them.

Apply some to a palette

and apply with a brush.

Happy Days!!


Linking to Paint Party Friday.


  1. Can't wait to see what you do with the markers and coloring book! :)

  2. Beautiful art! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. Your "sisters" are already lovely. Waiting for seeing as ready. Amazing colors and book. I'll take time to see the video.
    Happy PPF ❣

  4. Super art and enjoy those new books

  5. Carol, what an inspirational post! Love your in-progress artwork & great to hear your thoughts about it.
    I look forward to checking out the other artists you so graciously feature here on your blog.

  6. Happy days indeed Carol. I'm thrilled that another artist is posting wip...I thought it was just me!
    The new colouring books look fantastic and I can see that you'll have hours of fun there.
    I keep planning to finish off a colouring book that I've been designing, but I keep putting it aside. I really should give myself a deadline.
    Happy PPF to you :D

  7. That's a cool art tip! I think your sisters are looking fabulous so far! That pose is just adorable :)

  8. Hi Carol! What lovely work you did this week! I love the sweet girls on the mono printed background. I am glad you like the coloring books! I tried but failed miserably :( Have a lovely week.
    ~~ Irene

  9. I love your twosome girls! I have markers but have never really tried using them, so far!

  10. They are looking fab already...happy ppf...x

  11. Gorgeous their stance, faces and hair!! Just wonderful and sweet!! Alisha Burke shows how she actually takes kids markers to use with water for washes!! Thanks for the links.

    Hugs Giggles

  12. Very lovely art. The coloring books are a great way to practice.