So it’s been a while since I posted on here, happily I have still been doing art and working on some fun projects. I start posting and hope that my mum doesn’t see any of the posts as its her birthday present!
Finally the Pattern Tree is finished!! Whoop! Managed to complete it in about a week and definitely ruined one brush doing it. Pretty pleased with the results but I would change the middle if I did it again. Ideally the middle tallest branch would be lower down on the canvas so the white pattern could […]
Still focussing on the Turkish patterns at the moment. Pomegranates are a common theme in Turkish homes in everything from fabrics, paintings and actual ceramic and plastic pomegranates as table decorations. This was done on a small 15cm x 15cm canvas with acrylics and metallics. I do use metallic paint a lot in my paintings, not sure […]
So I finally finished the Turkish Coffee painting which started out as a doodle a week or so ago. Overall I’m pleased with how it turned out, I added some extra sections to balance out the shape and symmetry of the design. The canvas is 30cm – 40cm so its definitely one of the biggest […]
As mentioned in my last post, I decided that I would paint my floral design onto canvas. As usual I only did minimum planning before committing to colours and additional patterns. Despite this I think the colours are working well so far. I will make the tan swirl multicoloured which will hopefully bring the whole piece […]
I am loving Turkish patterns at the moment – Pinterest boards are good for collecting your fav designs – http://www.pinterest.com/olivianihad/turkish-art/ This is a mix of my favourite patterns coming out of a Turkish coffee cup. If you have ever had Turkish coffee, you know it packs a punch despite the tiny cup! I am in the […]
This is another little something for my mum’s house, you may have noticed there is a Naval theme to these last few posts. I saw a Turkish tile with a ship like this one and I decided it would be beautiful in the house. Tile painting and ceramics requires specialist equipment so I stayed with […]