Friday, 28 February 2014

New Digital Painting: Red Carnations

The Computer Man gave me Valentine red carnations two weeks ago. I started it this digital painting based on some of them on Monday, and I've still only just finished this... As usual, it's digital oil pastels, from scratch in Pixarra Twisted Brush. Enjoy, anyway.

PS> This design is now available on customisable gifts and cards like this one:

Friday, 14 February 2014

New Digital Painting: Bougainvillea (And a Happy Accident)

Here's the latest: a decidely unbotanical bougainvillea to counteract London's leaden skies. The place my Dad had in Portugal used to have beautiful one, and I spent some time looking through the photos of all that sun this week...

Anyway, this is also a happy accident because, things have felt a little flat. So I started playing. The original painting is in digital oil pastels, from scratch. But this time, it has textures overlaid in Photoshop above it.

I loved the look, and am thinking of going back over everything with similar ideas...

Have a great day.
PS. This design is now available on a whole selection of beautiful gifts, like this one:

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

For Valentine's Day-And a Long Way Beyond

I'm squealing with excitement!  Please listen up if you want to be in a happy or happier relationship (or know someone who does)...

My I present my new ebook (which I wrote and-thanks to all the BoundingSquirrel practice) illustrated for your delight...

For the last 20 years, I've wanted to capture the essence of what makes people happy in relationships and share it. For the last 3 years, I've wanted to find a way to combine all the coaching andwriting I used to do with the art I've loved learning to create at Bounding Squirrel...

Right now, it feels like by focussing on helping everything come together for you (or someone you know) I've accidentally started bring things together for me. Win-win!

Enjoy-and let me know what you think!