Flowers and Ferns

I love painting flowers and ferns, their shapes and colours are just so appealing. These paintings aren’t perfect, but I like them anyway.

Nature in Watercolour

I’m always inspired by nature. The beautiful colours and feelings it evokes. I’m never more relaxed and happy than when I’m at the beach or surrounded by greenery.

Autumn Watercolour

As 2019 starts to wrap up, so do my travels around the world. In October I visited Poland, and I was so excited to experience a ‘real’ autumn with so many colourful leaves! It was so beautiful: red, orange, yellow covered the ground. Huge piles of leaves everywhere, so much fun to kick my legs through them and make them dance!

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Succulents in Watercolour

With every painting I see some improvement, which is very rewarding! I’m learning how to make watercolours appear with more depth using light and shadow – though with a limited colour palette in my travel painting kit it’s a bit of a challenge!

Here’s some succulents I painted for a friend in England. I love painting plants 🙂

Succulents, London

El Retiro Park, Madrid

WOW it’s been a long time since posting! I thought I would have heaps of time to draw/paint while travelling, but that hasn’t exactly happened (and the few I have done, I haven’t had a chance to post!).

So I finally sat down in El Retiro Park, Madrid, and starting a painting. Still a work in progress, many more plants needed here! But I’m learning a lot about watercolours each time I experiment. The plants are dry paper, wet paint. The size of the brush helped make the shapes of the leaves. The water is wet paper, wet paint. And mixed in some grey Copic markers and black fineliners as well. So glad my siblings gave me a travel art kit before I left overseas!